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by cadman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drilling an Avail 16ALD15 Spool
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Drilling an Avail 16ALD15 Spool

I would map out all the holes on a piece of paper with their center point for drilling (like a drilling template) like mentioned above. See attached Pic below. Then carefully tape (or glue spray adhesive) the template around your spool. Next center punch all of your holes centers on your template t...
by cadman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drilling an Avail 16ALD15 Spool
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Drilling an Avail 16ALD15 Spool

I would map out all the holes on a piece of paper with their center point for drilling (like a drilling template) like mentioned above. See attached Pic below. Then carefully tape (or glue spray adhesive) the template around your spool. Next center punch all of your holes centers on your template tr...
by cadman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Replacing Washers on 2018 Stradic ci4 4000
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Replacing Washers on 2018 Stradic ci4 4000

I believe Dawn, from Smooth Drag has them in stock. Call her and ask. Her prices are very reasonable along with her shipping.
by cadman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fillet Knife
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Fillet Knife

X2 Cutco. I have 2 of them excellent knives.
by cadman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Rocket Fuel Grease
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Rocket Fuel Grease

Hey guys thanks for all the replies
by cadman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Rocket Fuel Grease
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Rocket Fuel Grease

LgMouthGambler wrote:Really thick oil for the frame bearings, thinner oils for spool bearings.


So what kind of "thick" oil do you recommend?
by cadman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Rocket Fuel Grease
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Rocket Fuel Grease

Do any of you guys use this? What would be a good application for this on a baitcaster? Reason I'm asking is, I use rocket Fuel for all the bearings in my reel. This includes spool bearing, side plate bearing, cast control knob bearing, worm gear bearing and main shaft bearing. I find that my reels ...
by cadman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: buying bearings in bulk
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: buying bearings in bulk

Thanks for the tips. I realize that on the whole Chinese bearings should generally be inferior to japanese bearings. I actually ordered abec 5 zz stainless for less than a buck a bearing. Minimal investment and I can try, if they work good I can order more. I always test all bearings for smoothness...
by cadman
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Jighead Underspins with Gama or Owner hook
Replies: 5
Views: 2882

Re: Jighead Underspins with Gama or Owner hook

If you are pouring these yourself you can substitute the hooks you want or you can have them custom made to the hook you want also.
by cadman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Polishing Main and Pinion Gears
Replies: 0
Views: 1089

Polishing Main and Pinion Gears

So I have a question for you guys. My gen 1 Revo Premier has brass gears throughout, and there is no problem with that. On my Revo MGX, the pinion gear look like it has a black coating, and the main gear looks dull gray. They are both metal. Can I polish these the way I polish brass gear sets, or is...
by cadman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings have me Perplexed
Replies: 18
Views: 1685

Re: Bearings have me Perplexed

The bearing cages could've tightened by lateral pressure and if they were plastic they could've deformed. Running metal caged bearings dry is a no go because of the added friction points - oil being the modifier and why the bearing performs when "wet". Don't know what happened after clean...
by cadman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings have me Perplexed
Replies: 18
Views: 1685

Re: Bearings have me Perplexed

Need you some speed spool hi-speed custom spool speed bearings :lol: :oops: I would have put in new bearings once I knew the original bearings didn't spin well, after they were cleaned. However, this was not my reel and my friend didn't want to spend $20-$30 for bearings. I still wonder how the ree...
by cadman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings have me Perplexed
Replies: 18
Views: 1685

Re: Bearings have me Perplexed

It looks like the cage is metal. I did not use Acetone, I used Naphtha. Acetone is a lot stronger than Naphtha which is lighter fluid. That's all the info I have.
by cadman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings have me Perplexed
Replies: 18
Views: 1685

Re: Bearings have me Perplexed

Shimano Fan:
Yes I did replace the bearings.

Schlag:
Thanks for explaining the possibility of what is going on with the bearings
by cadman
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings have me Perplexed
Replies: 18
Views: 1685

Bearings have me Perplexed

So I go to clean a Pflueger spinning reel (1990's) for a friend of mine. I do the regular clean and start to check the two bearings in the reel. One on handle side and one opposite side. They look dirty and do spin some. I go to clean the bearings in my ultrasonic cleaner with naphtha. Take them out...

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