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Greg Barlow
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Scubapro MK1/108 Project Report

Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:46 pm

I was recently blessed to have my good friend, Jerry Lang, provide me with an early (1966-1967) Scubapro MK1/108 combination. This is a great addition to my growing collection of vintage Scubapro regulators. It is an interesting reg in that it is not the true "first" MK1, as that particular model had a recall. BTW, if anyone has one of those for sale, drop me a line.

Anyway, I thought that I would add some photos of the process of rebuilding the regulator, and offering some interesting (to me, at least) information about the design.

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All, in all, a fun project. My collection of AMF Voit/Swimaster regs is getting rather envious of the time and effort I am putting into the Scubapro collection.
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Re: Scubapro MK1/108 Project Report

Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:59 pm

Wow you really know scubapro Greg. Very nice write up and pics

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Re: Scubapro MK1/108 Project Report

Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:12 pm

Hi Greg,

your regulator is an original match from 1968. Seems nobody swapped the stages. Very nice....! Thats one of the last Mark I with 108 as they were sold in the following year with 109s.

congratulations

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Re: Scubapro MK1/108 Project Report

Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:12 pm

Thanks, Frank. You are certainly a wonderful wealth of knowledge on Scubapro equipment.

Greg
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Re: Scubapro MK1/108 Project Report

Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:35 pm

Nice Greg mine is staying here in my display case.Glad you were happy with it and also that I made Gilboa and whitestar etc.

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Re: Scubapro MK1/108 Project Report

Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:54 pm

Congrats on the rebuild! Good Job! I thought I was hot s**t when I rebuilt my MK5/109, but seeing the original edition all shiny and pretty makes me envious. Mark
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Re: Scubapro MK1/108 Project Report

Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:25 pm

That's a really good looking reg, especially considering its age. Nice job. I have one of those too, but mine looks its age... ugly.

BTW, the back half of the second stage body came right out of a Healthways part bin. We found that removing one of the exhaust valves on our early Healthways (bought from K-Mart in the mid-60's) resulted in a helpful decrease in exhalation effort.
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Re: Scubapro MK1/108 Project Report

Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:34 pm

Very nice example.
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