MPP question for MPP experts

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by yodakiller1138, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. yodakiller1138

    yodakiller1138 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I need the help of all you MPP experts that own real MPP's and done the conversion. I have 2 MPP's I'm converting. I have the real calculator bubbles. When the lever is tightened some of the screw part is sticking out particularly on the ESB version. Should I leave it like this or do I have to cut it down. What was done on the real prop?

    Any help would be appreciated :D

    Scott
     
  2. Banquo Fett

    Banquo Fett Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Blastech calc bubble set on my real MPP, and it was constructed to be wider so the clamp doesn't have to close so tightly.


    I'd be more worried about overtightening the clamp than having a real calc set in there, IMO. This is probably how the ANH Vader sabers (V1 and V2) both had the lever snap off to meet the needs of a calc strip.....

    I have never been able to tell the difference between a real and a resin calc set.
     
  3. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    does an authentic MPP have a red "S"? Or more so did it come with one and perhaps the red has worn off? Anyone care to chime in? Been looking through the achives but there are no pictures anymore...
     
  4. Ghost Host

    Ghost Host Sr Member

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    Congrats on your MPPs. I remember when I had 2 MPPs... :angry

    How far out do the threads stick? If it's an eighth of an inch or less, I'd leave it. If you're using a real calculator bubble strip it is very different than most of the replicas and will sit inside the clamp quite differently.
     
  5. THX1138

    THX1138 Well-Known Member

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    Yes... some versions of the MPP's did have a red "S" and they are easy to rub off if trying top polish the chrome.... so be careful in that area when cleaning.

    Earlier versions of the MPP had all black lettering.

    The size (or even the font) of the lettering also changed from batch to batch.

    Original MPP's are a variation nightmare when trying to find all of the 100% correct variation parts.

    IMO, the MPP variation used for the original "ANH" prop was the earliest version of the MPP produced.

    - Jim :fettrotj
     
  6. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    I was reading through this thread and was wondering if anyone out there has pics of both sides of the Vader ESB clamp, since they are no longer posted in the thread. I have some of the MR saber but I really want to know is whether or not there was something (hatnut or pin with the missing lever) protuding from both sides are just the one side.

    Here's the thread for reference

    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...topic=98952&hl=
     
  7. DARTH SABER

    DARTH SABER Master Member

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    Just one side.



    DS
     
  8. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    thanks for posting Darth Saber, that is what I have been thinking but I needed some confirmation. Anyone else care to chime in, since there are so many Vader experts?
     
  9. Vaapad_VII

    Vaapad_VII New Member

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    Pictures of both sides of the clamp would be terrific as well
     
  10. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    there he is...
     
  11. DARTH SABER

    DARTH SABER Master Member

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    Here's a pic showing the MPP lever rod, the pin running through the rod, and the washer.

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    Here's a photo (One of the few, if not the only one) showing the opposite side.

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    I realize the second photo is blurry, BUT the rod and pin on the oposite side IS INDEED a standard rod and pin from an MPP which means the oposite side can only be the threaded end.

    Anyone who owns and authentic MPP can tell you that these are the characteristics of a an MPP lever rod.

    DS
     

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