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This is another clip I had sitting in photobucket that I shot for Betty a while back. It shows you whats under the hood of a Parker 51 & just how easy it is to service them.

A couple of quick notes on this clip. The settings on my camera were inverted so when I screw/unscrew the shell it's turning in the wrong direction. oops weirdfacebiggrin. Second, when replacing the hood/shell check for nib and shell alignment before applying the shellac.

Enjoy
Dennis



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How about a video on Hero pens, specifically the Hero 100. They have some left hand threads don't they? Your demonstrations are very helpful.

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Here ya go Pip. This is as close as I could come to a Hero 100.



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Thanks for your help. There appears to be some differences between the Hero 616 and the Hero 100. The connector ( the metal part that is threaded on both ends and accepts the barrel on one end and the hood on the other) of the Hero 100 has a right hand thread on the barrel side and a left hand thread on the hood side. My problem is that unscrewing the connector from the hood simply allows removal of the sac protector/pressure bar assembly. The collector, feed and nib remain in the hood and it is not apparent to me how to remove them.
I have two Hero 616's, a regular and a jumbo, so you were helpful. The Jumbo is one of my favorites. Thanks for the personal attention, Dennis.

David

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No problem PIP, I'm glad to assist when & how I can.

"There appears to be some differences between the Hero 616 and the Hero 100. The connector ( the metal part that is threaded on both ends and accepts the barrel on one end and the hood on the other) of the Hero 100 has a right hand thread on the barrel side and a left hand thread on the hood side."

It's been a while since I've had a Hero 100 on the bench so I'll take your word for it.
"My problem is that unscrewing the connector from the hood simply allows removal of the sac protector/pressure bar assembly. The collector, feed and nib remain in the hood and it is not apparent to me how to remove them. "

After giving it a good saok or run through an ultrasonic cleanerr, remove the breather tube. Then try grabbing the end of the collector with a pair of hemostats and pulling. It should slide right out.

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Dennis,

     It came apart exactly as you said.  The sac fits on a small plastic collar that screws out of the hood- again with a left hand thread.  The collar has a square portion just beyond the sac nipple that can be grasp to unscrew the collar.  There may be a special tool for use here, but a small hemostat will just fit, and can be used.  Once this collar is removed the collector, nib and feed can be pulled out of the hood. 

    The Chinese did a good job in re-engineering the Parker 51.  The nib fits on the feed only one way. The depth of the nib setting on the feed is also fixed.  The nib/feed assembly goes into the collector only  one way.  Both the angular orientation and depth of the nib/feed assembly are set grooves and lugs on the several parts.  In short, it only goes together one way. 

     Thanks for hand holding.  I've played with this Hero 100 for over a year.  Not knowing its construction, I was afraid to use much force as all the parts are plastic.  It helps alot  to be guided be one who has been there before.

David


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