Thanks, Erik. Actually, it seems that the only replacement part is the Fluidmaster flapper and seat. There are two problems now besides the loose flapper/seat (which I should easily be able to redo.)
First, the stopcock valve leaks slightly unless the floatball is really pulled up. I know that I can adjust the pressure on the valve by changing the length of the floatball rod, but I still can't reliably get the valve to completely close. I assume that there's some kind of rubber washer in the stopcock which I could find at a plumbing supply store. Yes?
Second, the brass mechanism behind the flush handle is loose and flops around. This mechanism has a kind of rocker arm which allows the handle to be turned in either direction (from six o'clock position) to pull up the flapper via the lever and chain. There's a large nut that needs to be turned in order to tighten the mechanism on the porcelain wall, but I can't seem to get to it with removing a brass screw at the back end of the mechanism which is frozen. Is there a tried-and-true method for loosening these things? I've got WD-40 soaking in there and am thinking of buying a small propane torch to heat up the assembly. Any ideas?
Lonny, no markings found inside the tank besides the name "Standard."
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