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by cadman
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: A source for 4x7x2.5mm bearings?
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Re: A source for 4x7x2.5mm bearings?

Ted, could you add a link to BOCA? The one I have doesn't work. Mark, I'm not sure if you wanted a link to Boca or Smooth drag, so I gave you both. https://www.smoothdrag.com/wp/ https://www.bocabearings.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAic6eBhCoARIsANlox844llIaXMxKrBhgEWR_8LGEg7ImTRXO1M2wPovmvP80nH_jp5SGyoEaAuqR...
by cadman
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:56 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Do you still use Boca Bearings inside your reels?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Do you still use Boca Bearings inside your reels?

I don't use Boca bearings anymore. I use either Hedge Hog or bearings from Smooth Drag
by cadman
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: A source for 4x7x2.5mm bearings?
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Re: A source for 4x7x2.5mm bearings?

Wow, that's crazy! Knob bearings I just installed, I didn't flush them or anything, as long as they felt smooth before installation. The metal shields bearings I've gotten from them in the past have all had removable shields. The rubber shields on the Revolutions were also removable. I still have s...
by cadman
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: A source for 4x7x2.5mm bearings?
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Re: A source for 4x7x2.5mm bearings?

I'm the OP and didn't order them from avidrc as the metal bearings don't appear to have removable shields. They look to be the same as the gritty ones I bought from ebay and presumably the same from some manufacturer in China. I could have sworn my original bulk order of bearings in 4x7x2.5mm had r...
by cadman
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: A source for 4x7x2.5mm bearings?
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Re: A source for 4x7x2.5mm bearings?

I don't know what you guys clean your bearings with but I use naphtha and an ultrasonic cleaner. Well I bought 30 bearings of all different sizes from Avid RC for the $1 each, and I was very disappointed. When I got the bearings they seemed fine. I took the bearings and put them in naphtha and in th...
by cadman
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:46 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Grease on Gears
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Grease on Gears

So I am curious on what most guys do. When you put grease on your gears. Do you put grease only on the pinion gear and let it work its way around the main gear or do you put grease on the main gear and let that work its way around the pinion gear? Maybe you put grease on both. Is there a right or wr...
by cadman
Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:03 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Painting Baitcasting Reels
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Painting Baitcasting Reels

If they got it in, then it has to somehow come out. The questions was if it was glued in, then how much force would be needed to get it out without cracking or distorting the side plate. Anyway, I got it out with out any damage to the side plate. The tricky part is over. Now on to painting which wil...
by cadman
Sat Dec 31, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Painting Baitcasting Reels
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Painting Baitcasting Reels

I will. I have high hopes and really pumped up about getting some reels painted. I still have to get a paint booth and some other things. This will be a work in progress.
by cadman
Sat Dec 31, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Painting Baitcasting Reels
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Painting Baitcasting Reels

Well, after several failed attempts, I got the bearing out of my side plate. Thank You Slazmo. After lightly trying to tap it out with a socket and a plastic ended hammer, I guess the bearing needed a little more persuasion. I took the same socket and a metal hammer and slowly started to hit it a li...
by cadman
Fri Dec 30, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Painting Baitcasting Reels
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Painting Baitcasting Reels

So I am going to paint some ABU Revo Premiers Gen 1 and 2, and if I recall correctly, if your anti-reverse bearing goes out, you have to replace the whole side plate. I believe they are not removable. With that said, I tried to tap the anti-reverse bearing out of the side plate and it doesn't seem l...
by cadman
Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Puffball jigs Lion collar jigs
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Puffball jigs Lion collar jigs

Bassjiggin1955 wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:05 am
Pic 1-1/4oz Arkie head Lions collar jig
Pic 2 -1/8oz Chub head Lions collar jig
Pic 3 - 3/8oz Arkie head silicone Puffball jig
Pic 4 - 1oz Punchin Puffball jig
Pic 5 - 1/4 standup head Lions collar jig
So are you willing to share how you build them?
by cadman
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Re-assembling anti-reverse claw on Lews Speed Spool BB-1LG Reel
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Re-assembling anti-reverse claw on Lews Speed Spool BB-1LG Reel

tincanary
I try to take as many pics on a new reel I clean as possible. Sometimes I just don't take the pics I need. It's always like that when you think it is simple. Out of curiosity do you know roughly what year the Lews BB-1GL was made?
by cadman
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Re-assembling anti-reverse claw on Lews Speed Spool BB-1LG Reel
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Re-assembling anti-reverse claw on Lews Speed Spool BB-1LG Reel

tincanary,
I read your post and tried it. Thank you very much. You hit the nail on the head and it worked for me. Your explanation was right on. I should have taken more pics before I disassembled that gear set. Thanks Again for your time and assistance.

(Cadman)
by cadman
Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Re-assembling anti-reverse claw on Lews Speed Spool BB-1LG Reel
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re-assembling anti-reverse claw on Lews Speed Spool BB-1LG Reel

I am stumped on this one. I took apart a Lews BB-1LG for a friend to clean. If you see pic 2 you can see the anti-reverse claw neatly tucked in at the bottom of the pic (this pic was taken before I un-assembled it). After I cleaned and started to re-assemble it (See pic 3) I cannot get the anti- rev...
by cadman
Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Recreating Dale Sellers custom spinnerbait
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: Recreating Dale Sellers custom spinnerbait

thanks for the pic cadman!! good to see you're well :)
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I'm doing well and I'm still around.