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A 6500c4 mod

Post by Rod B » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:15 pm

Come on guys, I cant be the only one who fishes.

This is a mod I did to improve the levelwind version of one of my reels, a 6500c4, now c5. It works very well and runs true.

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The gear on the left is the modified one and clips on as per normal. The bearing is in the thickness of the gear so there is no dimensional change.
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DA DA, cracked it :lol:

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drilled

Post by ken moran » Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:39 am

Clearly it had to be drill out? was it a 7mm drill or slightly smaller.

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Post by Rod B » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:12 pm

It was done in a lathe, drilled under size, then bored out to 6.9mm. I think if it was done any other way it would be difficult to ensure accuracy.
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Abu

Post by ken moran » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:06 am

I'm sure Abu HQ would like to see the photo :idea: -well done!

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C%

Post by ken moran » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:13 am

Err, should that have gone in the 'tinkering' section Rod? :D

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Post by Rod B » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:09 pm

Could have gone either way. I use it in a reel I use with the levelwind retained, for surf fishing. I like to think it gives me a bit more distance.
I read a post on the Florida board that reported that a gear with the bearing fitted will be (is) available from ABU as a factory spare part. I will try and track it down and post later.
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Ps, found it quicker than I expected, heres a link to the post.

http://floridasurffishing.net/forum/dcb ... &mode=full

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Post by ken moran » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:52 pm

I'v lashed out and ordered a bearing Rod. $10.

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Post by ken moran » Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:14 pm

my 7x2x4 arrived Rod, I'll take care to put in right.

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Post by Rod B » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:56 pm

From the dates of your last 2 posts it seems to have taken a while to get your bearing, was it hand made :?: :lol:

I get small bearings from "Miniature Bearings" here in Brisbane, much quicker.

Just a thought, before you drill the gear, have a practice with a piece of similar plastic material if you can. I did as working on plastic is a bit different to working with metal. 'Specially when your taking very small cuts to get to final size. Also I used regular soluble oil for cooling when drilling/ boring the gear.
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Post by ken moran » Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:53 pm

Well they had it on hand for a while before I picked it up, and it was laying around here for a while before I said anything. I have a selection of drills, i'll practice with plastic and see how it goes.

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