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Old 04-01-2014, 06:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Pretty normal back when they were made to use vinyl tubing and 45* pipe fittings with hose clamps, especially with Sheridan paintguns [so very period accurate]. Otherwise 45* PVC fittings were used most of the time. There were a myriad of different Direct Feed connections and little if any paintball specific "elbows" yet when the Whaler was popular so plumbing fittings of various combinations were normal.

I still use and prefer Whalers on my pumps. Old Viewloader sewer drain loaders work real well too but stickup in the air too far for my taste. I even have a couple of One Arm Bandit loaders that are reserved for a couple of old LAPCO pumps but they are not the greatest feeders and can be a little fragile but are unique enough to warrant being on the Grey Ghost and Grey Spirit.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Grendel, thank you for all the info.

Another question, was there a preferred orientation for the Magic Fish lips?
As I mentioned earlier for mine the slot between the Fish Lips is oriented for and aft.

Whereas the video appears they are at an angle.
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The angled ones were on the later models so I guess you could say it's "preferred", never really saw a difference either way.
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The angled ones were on the later models so I guess you could say it's "preferred", never really saw a difference either way.
Yup, my experience with them as well. I have two with the slot oriented fore and aft and one at an offset angle and really can not tell the difference in performance. The Magic Fish lips do seem to do something to aid loading as I have one early version that did not have them and it seemed to require more shaking. Neck is broken on that one and eventually I'll fashion some Fish Lips and install as part of the repair [if I do not install an agitator modified from an old 9V Revvy ]. For me the ideal hopper has the outline of the Whaler with the added benefit of quiet agitation.
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