TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby jjbassnforfun » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:44 am

Had a cold front move in Friday and offered perfect conditions for bass stuck on the bottom. Started out Texas riggin, and then some heavy jigs. Peanut butter and jelly landed this 4 pounder. :D

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Towards the end of the day it started getting a clinking sound while casting. Tore it apart this morning and the small diameter of the pinion cut into the yoke. Might have to modify the yoke or rethink the pinion some. :-k

I'd like to keep this drop in with no other mods to the reel. So its likely I'll add a spacer to the pinion to keep it from dragging on the yoke. Most other reels use metal plates on the yokes for small(and sharp) diameter gears to eliminate this(dig in issue). But I'm sure a ring added to this pinion would also defeat the problem. Thoughts?
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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby jjbassnforfun » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:45 pm

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I missed a dimension and it allowed the pinion to sit too low. Hence why it was wearing on the yoke!! :oops: Minor changes and a new updated pinion ready to test this weekend. :big grin:
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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby soulfisher » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:33 pm

I am rooting hard for you man. I would think you could make some cash back on this if you get it dialed in. Love those reels! Would love them more if i could get a 7 gear ratio.

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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby LgMouthGambler » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:26 am

Id definitely be interested.
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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby jjbassnforfun » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:25 pm

First production set has been sent to IlliniDawg01

I may need a warmer climate member to also test as well. Getting cold up north. :crying:
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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:01 pm

Yay! I've got a TDZ that has been in pieces for years. Seems like the best place to put them.

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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:03 am

JJ, Ill be your huckleberry. I live on Guntersville, so I can test them through the year and on quality fish.

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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby jjbassnforfun » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:30 am

PikeRoadBassn wrote:JJ, Ill be your huckleberry. I live on Guntersville, so I can test them through the year and on quality fish.

I think I've got someone to test these for now. Thanks for the offer though.
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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:07 pm

PikeRoadBassn wrote:JJ, Ill be your huckleberry. I live on Guntersville, so I can test them through the year and on quality fish.


PM me your shipping info and I will try to pass my set on to you after I give them a try.

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Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Postby jjbassnforfun » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:57 am

DaveJ, Did you get a chance to install you test set yet?
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