Mark, stay tuned and you will see what a pain it is to fabricate a working diaphragm! I estimate that there are Zero actual usable originals available.
Swimjim, I am glad to hear that your reg is still working several years after I made an unusual adaptation to make it functional. As you say, they are neat little regs, and fun to dive with. About as basic as you can get and still breathe underwater.
The original version of the first stage was about 7/8" shorter since it did not have the section with the HP port. I prefer the shorter version too.SurfLung wrote: ↑Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:51 amMan, that regulator looks like new. Very nice. The first stage is identical to the original first stage on my Voit 40 Fathom. When I was about 6 years old, my Dad would let me dive next to the dock with his full sized 72 and that first stage would bang into the back of my head all the time. I developed a hatred for it! So, I took it off my restored 40 Fathom and put one of the larger style diaphragm first stages on. More of a revenge thing at this point.
"Neoprene breath"... that's funny. My first ones about 8 or10 years ago were made from latex, and later versions from Silicone. So I guess "Silicone Breath" is more appropriate now. You can check with Swimjim on the accuracy of that.
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