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Mistral - To Grind, or Not to Grind; that is the question

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Scuba Lawyer, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    We can always find something some stuff that we can agree on. :D
    Just kidding, you know a lot more about machining than you give yourself credit. Now about the "easy to say while sitting on you ass"... that is what I am laughing about. :poke:


    To the first question. Using a brass custom replaceable orifice is a possibility. I would have to look at my drawings to see about designing one, but I think I looked at it (about 9 years ago) and we determine there was no point due to the very low interest or potential market. At the time we thought that if we were going to modify a damaged Mistral, it made more sense to upgrade them to a balanced valve design. Even then the cost (and liability) to potential marked demand ratio, did not justify or made sense.
     
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  2. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    Oh well, so much for the opportunity of cannibalizing another perfectly good regulator. And making it into another Frankenstein. :wink:


    Congratulations.
     
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