Re: As promised, pictures of my dad's hookah.
Thanks for posting this. I wish I read Arabic so I could figure out what the packages say. In terms of old shisha it can often be "brought back to life" with a little glycerine. As to the leaks i'd suggest getting a hose gasket, a new hose and a base gasket and then try it again. While your at it you may want to get a new bowl as the one in the picture looks pretty rough.
Anyway, tell everyone here a bit about what draws you narghiles and your thoughts on smoke in general.