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    Would this be where i ask if Anyone else’s has a problem with the 2 halves of their VME head going together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aginthelaw View Post
    Would this be where i ask if Anyone else’s has a problem with the 2 halves of their VME head going together?
    You mean a threading issue or is there a gap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    You could start a VME Head thread if you're so inclined.
    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    You mean a threading issue or is there a gap?
    Yes, sounds like a thread thread is needed to sort that out ...
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    Default The VME Photos and Discussion Thread

    Rather than bump a decade-old thread, there has been new interest in the Malkoff VME bezel, with the recent re-release of another run in titanium.

    Please use this thread to share pictures of your "lego" setups, as well as to discuss anything VME-related ....
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    Well, I moved thread related posts but they were made earlier than your OP by timestamp, archimedes. At least they're in the VME head thread now!
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    No problem, I thought that might happen ...

    And, bumped this, to fix the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aginthelaw View Post
    It’s both. Threads fine without the dropin, gap with the dropin, sometimes goes askew till I back it out and level it.
    The VME threads are fairly fine (narrow) .... There may be a little more resistance when loaded with a dropin, too, which could result in cross-threading if one isn't really careful.

    I have gotten into a habit of gently "back-threading" items, until I feel the step-off indicating proper thread engagement. Wristwatch crowns in particular can be prone to problems, and costly to repair.

    By the way, a small gap in the bezel is considered normal for most Malkoff dropins using the VME.

    You could post a photo of that gap here, if you'd like to confirm.
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    Some discussion here ...

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...=1#post4119462

    I don't recommend filing down the dropin, by the way.
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    How about a few more photos for the VME thread. Running the MDC 1xCR123 body and M31W drop-in.






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    One of my no nonsense work lights
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    Nice, my older E2e is my favorite light.






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    Got a new VME head thanks to Gene & Cathy. Threaded perfectly this time but I hate the gap when you add the drop in
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    You know I never even noticed that on mine🤔.
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    Yes, that looks normal.

    My guess is that is done to ensure a secure fit.
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    Same gap on mine with a module in place fwiw...
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    cubike 2aa anyone? just needs a titanium tail to kind of have a theme going..

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    Very nice!

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    An @RPM tailcap would look good on there ....
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    oooh... to wait for flute or get a non fluted?

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    Looks great csshih!
    I was reading the thread on the best Malkoff setup for emergency bag something or another and started thinking I’d like to get a 2aa body and VME head setup.

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    That short L1 looks sharp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    That short L1 looks sharp!
    Two level output ?
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    So i put my M361W in my VME head and going to try it out on my 2XAA body. I love the tint on this thing and I’m sure on low or even medium my runtimes will be more then enough for my bedside light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Two level output ?
    Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashlight nut View Post
    Yup.
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    My vme head won't sit low enough on my L1 body for the module to make contact with the body. If I hold the module in place with no head, it works... (Milky ML1 with the driver removed from body and a delrin spacer used to cover the gap.)
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    Sounds like you need some sort of (extended) spacer
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    Soooo wow I just ran my M361W in my VME head off of two eneloops pro’s and on low “3 lumens “ I left it on all night and 14 hours later batteries were only down to 1.3! Nice to know I can use it as a bedside light if I wanted.warm seems to work best for me at night and my M61WLL is WAY to bright. Even with lo ring.
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