1) Just nearly had a heart attack when disassembling my baby for her semi-weekly oiling and tinkering. When sliding out the valve assembly out the back, the on/off bottom sprung out and proceeded to bounce off the desk into a heating duct. An hour of dirty fishing with my hands thankfully yielded it up.
Now, I've always had a bit of trouble getting it to stay put when sliding the valve back into the body. It hasn't impacted performance as far as I can tell -- but is it supposed to come out that easy? Both the o-ring sets are where they need to be. I have an aftermarket classic valve which may be the problem.
2) Classic body, aftermarket classic valve. My short-stroking misadventures are well-documented in this forum. Should I get a Y-Grip?