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Title: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on December 24, 2015, 10:38:36 AM
My projects are stacking up faster than I can knock them out! It's a very good problem to have and I need to clear house for a couple of big projects coming up!

I'm going to start machining these next week and need a feel for who wants them, how many, and what color. Silver, Red, Green, or Black.

Here's the kicker...... Tiburon makes those cool new frames. They won't fit with the the old style plates so I'm going to make a very limited run of plates that will fit those new style frames.
So you really have two choices in four colors! I would need at least ten orders to do a custom color, and they will probably be an extra $10 a set.
My polishing estimate on the jigmaster stuff was way off. I ate half the cost because that was my fault. This time I have an accurate quote, so the price increase reflects that.

I'll be selling these for $108.00 a set with shipping in the U.S.
Here's what's in the set:
Polished, anodized plates-Silver, Red, Black, Green.
Two Bearing cups with ABEC-5 bearings and Viton O-rings.
Two bronze bushings.
Delrin insulator sleeve for the eccentric.
Clicker spring, dog, and clicker button.
Rubber for the eccentric lever.
New Stainless Steel mounting hardware.
I don't have a source for Stainless bridge screws, so you are on your own on that.

So please let me know what style of plates you want( original or Tib), what color, and how many sets.

Thank you,
Tom



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on December 24, 2015, 10:44:41 AM
I would like 4 setsto fit tiburon frames.
3 red
1 black.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: swill88 on December 24, 2015, 10:49:51 AM

Tom,

(1) Black,  original style
(1) Green, new style

Thanks,

Steve


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on December 24, 2015, 11:46:11 AM
I'll take two sets, both original, one green & one silver. If enough get together for blue I'm in for a third set, original.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on December 24, 2015, 11:53:17 AM
Tom,
Enlighten me on the New Style Tiburon Frames. I didn't know there were any that didn't fit old style plates.
I just bought this one.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on December 24, 2015, 12:00:12 PM
Daron, it only applies to the 113H frames. If the ends of the frames have a recess then you have the new style frames. If the ends of the frame are flat straight across then it is the original style frame. Original frames use inner rings, new style frames do not use the inner rings.  The plates will be cut with the step for the new style & without step for original style frames.  RUDY


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on December 24, 2015, 12:07:39 PM
  Hi Tom,

  Two choices ?? Meaning old style or new style ??

  

 Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on December 24, 2015, 12:13:19 PM
Ted, original style frames should match with Accurate frames. They are the same on the ends as the original Tib frames.      RUDY


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Aiala on December 24, 2015, 12:28:08 PM
I'll be in for one green set (original), or blue if you get enough requests.  :)



~A~


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on December 24, 2015, 12:31:02 PM
I would definitely be down for Blue as well, but Tiburon makes two different Blue frames. Ice Blue and Cobalt. The one pictured above is darker Cobalt Blue.
Two tone Blue would probably look pretty Cool. ;)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on December 24, 2015, 12:53:07 PM
Ice Blue.... like a Candy Blue would be my choice.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Tightlines666 on December 24, 2015, 12:57:32 PM
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I like the Ice/Candy Blue color better myself.  Daron, I didn't know you had a reel with that neat, little antibacklash device.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on December 24, 2015, 07:09:07 PM
I will take a new style green and silver and an ice blue if you do them

John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on December 24, 2015, 07:54:02 PM
Tom,
Please forgive me, I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but You said the newer style Tib frames don't work with old plates. This is a Cobalt Blue HLW, kind of rare. It is the new style as seen with the recess.
I have a few 113H's, I have been wanting to make a wide Tank for a while.
The donor reel I got from So Cal a while back. This is the oldest version of the 113H that I know of.
Just by removing the inner rings, It fits just fine. There are versions of this newer frame style with the 114H as well. Just trying to clear this up for easy understanding.
The other two tanks I have. A Narrow and a standard width, Use both rings and are the old style.
The Californian is a reel I stumbled across and I think I will leave it as is. Another rare 113 wide.



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on December 24, 2015, 07:59:44 PM
You're not hijacking at all, it's all related. I believe Tom is talking about the metal side plates, the frame that you're showing will not work on the sideplate similar to the jigmaster plates he just made.
In order to use the type of frame as you're showing, the sideplate will need to be machined to accept it.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on December 24, 2015, 08:05:31 PM
I understand now. He is referring to his plates. ::)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: BryanC on December 24, 2015, 09:07:04 PM
I will take one set, original new tiburon style, in silver green.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: twotone on December 24, 2015, 09:35:33 PM
          I fold.
          1 black Tib.
          3 original black, sliver, and red.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: shoyupoke on December 27, 2015, 10:04:10 PM
Please add me to list I would like 2 sets of plates in black original style. Thanks


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: AlasKen on December 29, 2015, 10:48:31 AM
It will be a month before I am able to purchase but if you are looking for counts I am in for one set original in red.  Ken


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on December 29, 2015, 09:14:52 PM
And here's a sneak peek of the new style for the Tiburon frames with the lip!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/158802204@N04/36854936022/in/dateposted-public/



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mitch27 on December 30, 2015, 04:38:41 AM
hi tom , I would like one black for new style Tiburon frame .Knurled cup  thanks mitch27


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Aiala on December 30, 2015, 08:10:35 AM
And here's a sneak peek of the new style for the Tiburon frames with the lip!

Cat's meow, bee's knees, BODACIOUS!!   :o  :D  ;D

~A~


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Bryan Young on December 30, 2015, 08:12:29 AM
Those are awesome Tom. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on December 30, 2015, 10:27:09 AM
And here's a sneak peek of the new style for the Tiburon frames with the lip!

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/Cortez_Conversions/Cortez%20113H/IMG_0478_zpsdzxrirpm.jpg)

so, this plates are made without the offset cut for the harness lug, right?

on the other side the other model of plates will have an offset cut to accomodate the harness lugs just like the old accuplates

they look fabulous, looking fordward the fishined product





Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on December 30, 2015, 11:21:16 AM
Cutout for the lugs is in the frame.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on December 30, 2015, 11:27:35 AM
Both styles are notched on the side plates. The new Tib frame is also notched because the plate recesses into it. I'll post a few more pics a little later.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: speedwagon2 on December 30, 2015, 12:24:45 PM
Tom,
  I will take one in black, new style.
      SpeedwagonII


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on December 30, 2015, 03:31:52 PM
Tom, I'm good for one in black. I don't have my Tiburon frame yet, I just don't want to miss out on this - so I guess the new style for me? I'd like to see them side by side to be sure of the difference, but I guess it'll be easier to get the newer frame style than the older when I'm ready to buy. I understand the difference is the inside ring.
Thanks,
Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Three se7ens on December 30, 2015, 04:29:14 PM
Of course I'm in for a set. Red for an old style tib frame.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: jigmaster501 on December 31, 2015, 05:53:10 PM
1 in black for the newer style frame.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: BryanC on January 02, 2016, 06:34:55 AM
I will take one set, original, in silver.

I screwed up.  Please change that to one set, new tiburon style, silver green.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on January 02, 2016, 12:51:26 PM
What is the tiburon frame number do I order if I decide to request the new style side plates.
Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on January 02, 2016, 09:33:22 PM
Hey Tom,
   One red, one silver, and one green all for the new style frames with knurled bearing caps for me, please... Love the sneak peak... looks sweet!
Thanks
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on January 04, 2016, 11:06:55 AM
Hello again Tom, adding 8 NEW style to my previous order on this thread, 2 silver, 2 red and 2 green and 2 black NEW style.......for 8 new family members ;D ;D


  That's 8 new style and 3 old style, 2 silver, 1 red(earlier post)     All with knurled bearing cup


  Edit: Adding 2 old style & 2 new style Ice Blue. If that's not possible I'll take whatever Ice Blue you have available

  Thanks Tom. Looking forward to loading my boat with cortez gems. The tuna better run and hide  :D :D



...(edit).....and yes, external drag access would be OK, as long as the tolerances are close enough to keep most the water out.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on January 05, 2016, 06:17:20 AM
I've been thinking about something for a while, and a post on another thread really got me thinking.
What do you all think about going back to a side plate that has the drags accessable from the outside like the older Senatoers had?
I would have to add the collar as they are obsolete.
Discuss!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on January 05, 2016, 06:25:36 AM
I cracked open two of my 113H's yesterday to find they didn't need to be opened at all... they looked perfect, but I service them annually anyway, mainly to check the drag washers.
Having access to the drags would've cut my time considerably.  I think that's a great idea, Tom!
Let me know if you need a collar to measure.
Thanks
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on January 05, 2016, 06:37:57 AM
After seeing the peak, I will add a silver, new style set to my green, new style, order previously indicated. Already procurred my donor in a trade for servicing Jiggy's.


John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Aiala on January 05, 2016, 08:04:13 AM
What do you all think about going back to a side plate that has the drags accessible from the outside like the older Senators had?

I think it's a superb idea! All my Senators --and even my old Long Beach 68-- are outside-drag-accessible. (The felt washers under the collar are hard to come by, though.)  :P

~A~


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on January 05, 2016, 09:25:56 AM
I've been thinking about something for a while, and a post on another thread really got me thinking.
What do you all think about going back to a side plate that has the drags accessable from the outside like the older Senatoers had?
I would have to add the collar as they are obsolete.
Discuss!

whatever the rest of the guys chose is ok with me, but I have to say that I open my reels annually to check everything, drags, grease, etc.
its not that hard to open the reel once you are familiar doing it to change or check the drag washers, unless you are making drag tests like Sal.



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on January 05, 2016, 09:40:59 AM
I think the top hat with accessible drags is a great idea.
Especially if you are running an insert or Hex Drags. They will be easier to check.
I want to add a Silver set to my order.
One Red, One Silver old style. One Ice Blue, New Style with knurled caps. 3 sets total.
What's Next Tom. 9/0 plates to go with the frames? :o


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on January 05, 2016, 11:01:20 AM
I think the top hat with accessible drags is a great idea.
Especially if you are running an insert or Hex Drags. They will be easier to check.
I want to add a Silver set to my order.
One Red, One Silver old style. One Black, New Style.
What's Next Tom. 9/0 plates to go with the frames? :o
Some day, but not in the near future.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on January 05, 2016, 01:19:45 PM
Aiala, you're 100% correct... those felt washers are near impossible to find. I'm sure Tom will have or come up with a solution to that issue.
Daron, just the thought of 9/0 plates makes me drool.  You'd be able to build a bunch of reels with the amount of frames you picked up. ;)
I hear ya, Steelfish, I also service all of my reels annually, but it's time consuming just to check out some washers.  I have to replace my wire line 113H reel drags at least one time in the middle of the season... them stripers like to make the reels scream.
This would be a good thing and can't see a negative to having easy access.
Thanks
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on January 05, 2016, 01:31:14 PM
This would be a good thing and can't see a negative to having easy access.


100% agree on that



Alex


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Aiala on January 05, 2016, 01:38:46 PM
Aiala, you're 100% correct... those felt washers are near impossible to find. I'm sure Tom will have or come up with a solution to that issue... Dom

Dom, when the old felt washer is too thrashed to use anymore I just substitute a CF washer. Seems to work out reasonably well, but of course it'd be preferable to have the original part (or a knockoff thereof.)  :-\

~A~   


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: swill88 on January 05, 2016, 01:39:30 PM
Does an exterior accessible drag require any more maintenance from water intrusion?

Steve


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on January 05, 2016, 02:07:41 PM
    No matter which plate it is, I just use a good amount of grease above the last eared washer that sits in the main gear ... Use salt away after every trip, I swear by it.  I have never had any corrosion on any of my reels except on my wire line reels and it's only the spools from the dacron backing that stays wet and the electrolysis effect from the wire on metal spool. You should see what an aluminum spool looks like after one year if using uncoated wire on it. :o  My chromed over spools last about 5-7 before I retire them due to corrosion and the gear lash from the clicker being on for the strike while trolling.
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on January 05, 2016, 03:30:26 PM
Does an exterior accessible drag require any more maintenance from water intrusion?

Steve
Yup! I also don't like the way the gear sleeve moves around under stress.
There are many that like the easy access drag system, I could do without it.

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Three se7ens on January 05, 2016, 03:44:53 PM
Does an exterior accessible drag require any more maintenance from water intrusion?

Steve
Yup! I also don't like the way the gear sleeve moves around under stress.
There are many that like the easy access drag system, I could do without it.

Sal

If the collar was matched to the hole in the side plate, it shouldnt move around much.  Just like the Black Pearl spacers on the jigmaster.  But water intrusion could certainly be an issue.  But between Tom's tolerances and a little grease, I dont see it being a big deal.

I like the idea of the external access drags. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: handi2 on January 05, 2016, 03:54:15 PM
What do you all think about going back to a side plate that has the drags accessible from the outside like the older Senators had?

I think it's a superb idea! All my Senators --and even my old Long Beach 68-- are outside-drag-accessible. (The felt washers under the collar are hard to come by, though.)  :P

~A~

I still have them if you need them...

Keith


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on January 05, 2016, 03:59:39 PM
Personally, I'm a fan of small openings on the side plate, especially by the handle, but Tom is not making these for me.
The easy access drag system only allows you to install drag washers, the gear is not removable.
The reel should always be opened when servicing, I'm afraid this will keep them from doing so.
if assembly is an issue, the custom double dog bridge from Pro Challenger  is due in soon, those drop in easily.
As I told Tom in a message, its up to him and you guys.

Sal




Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: STRIPER LOU on January 05, 2016, 04:43:41 PM
I have to go along with Sal on this one although whatever you ladies and gentlemen decide, I know Tom will make them great. My thoughts are anyone on this forum who is going to look at the drags will more than likely open the whole reel up to check and see that everything's  OK. Someone mentioned a place for salt intrusion, and lastly if you look at the clean lines of the side plates on the last jigmaster plates that Tom made this might take away from that.
Don't mean to upset anyone and not saying its a bad idea, it isn't ..... Its just and opinion.
....................Lou


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Three se7ens on January 05, 2016, 05:40:13 PM
Personally, I'm a fan of small openings on the side plate, especially by the handle, but Tom is not making these for me.
The easy access drag system only allows you to install drag washers, the gear is not removable.
The reel should always be opened when servicing, I'm afraid this will keep them from doing so.
if assembly is an issue, the custom double dog bridge from Pro Challenger  is due in soon, those drop in easily.
As I told Tom in a message, its up to him and you guys.

Sal




Those are very good points, but heres another one to consider.  These reels do not do well dissipating heat from the drag during a long, hard run, especially when we start upgrading everything to stainless.  A top hat like the easy access drag has would allow for a nice "radiator" for some of that heat. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on January 05, 2016, 06:38:05 PM
Sal, I'm pretty sure our members won't stop maintaining their reels properly, but it is nice to see where your washers are at, condition-wise in short order. As much as I like the look of the smaller opening, I do like the functionality of the easy access. I won't be pushing these things too far so I don't have to worry much about heat build up. Also, I fish both the new and old style collars and don't see a difference between them in regards to water intrusion or corrosion. As much as it can let in salt water, it also lets in salt away so I believe that ones a wash. It comes down to preference a little more than function, as long as Tom fills the opening with the top hat or other style washer as Adam said, it's a wash to me. Have at it Tom!
It's smart for him to bring up the thought so we can kick it around a bit and then Tom can make his final call.
You guys have some good points that I never thought of.
Thanks
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on January 05, 2016, 06:58:10 PM
Dom, Tom put this out to get opinions and that's what we're doing. Agreeing or disagreeing, we're both helping and so is everyone else. When we're done, Tom will gather all the information and take it from there ;).
I told Tom earlier today that I'll go along with whatever you guys decide, I just wanted to give my opinion.

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on January 05, 2016, 07:51:38 PM
That's right Sal! I'm sure Otto didn't think of everything by himself.
Like Larry King said, "I never learned anything from talking." ;)
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: day0ne on January 05, 2016, 10:19:36 PM
I have an aftermarket top hat that fits the hole and has a rubber gasket built in to help seal the hole. It's around here somewhere.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on January 05, 2016, 10:28:39 PM
I have a 113 top-hat with a rubber gasket also. Do you know who made these?
If Tom decides to make these with top-hats he could cut a groove in the top-hat for an O-ring and that would help keep saltwater out.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on January 05, 2016, 11:06:45 PM
Wow, I thought I bought every aftermarket Penn part at one time or another, but this gasketed top hat has eluded me.   It sounds interesting and hope one of you guys find it and can post a photo.
It seems like a good idea, but I'm wondering why there aren't so many out there. :-\
Thanks
Dom
PS- Viton would be a good gasket material... just sayin'


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on January 06, 2016, 06:04:32 AM
I have a 113 top-hat with a rubber gasket also. Do you know who made these?
If Tom decides to make these with top-hats he could cut a groove in the top-hat for an O-ring and that would help keep saltwater out.
I'd like to look at one of those sealed type collars.
Thanks for the input!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: fishhead69 on January 06, 2016, 08:48:59 AM
I'm in for 2 silver, 2 red and 2 black for old style frames. I love your Jigmaster sideplates, they are great. Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on January 06, 2016, 12:30:09 PM
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Tom,
Here's some photos. I bought the reel used so I have no idea who made this. It looks like a groove has been cut around the edge of the top hat for the rubber gasket. This one is old and the rubber isn't very flexible anymore so I haven't used it. I've read this thread and agree that there is some merit in heat dissipation through the top hat. I also concur with Sal in that the concealed drags better support the gear stem and is better at keeping water out. With your skills it should be possible to get the best of both by creating a thicker top hat out of aluminum which would conduct heat very well. This thicker top hat could be O-ringed to keep water out by cutting a groove similar to this gasketed top hat. This O-ring would seal between the top hat and sideplate. One drawback would be if an O-ring failed and then you have aluminum on aluminum friction which would likely cause galling.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Tightlines666 on January 06, 2016, 02:42:04 PM
This is good stuff!

I like that gasket, but I bet it's possible to build an even better mousetrap here.  Shimano, Diawa, and others have some pretty ingenious double gasket seal designso that would allow for lateral support, sealing, and still allow up/down travel with the star adjustment. 

Just a thought.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on January 06, 2016, 04:24:57 PM
(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah30/mwhelm/113%20top%20hat%20detail%20001_zpshcshpxbj.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/mwhelm/media/113%20top%20hat%20detail%20001_zpshcshpxbj.jpg.html)

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(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah30/mwhelm/113%20top%20hat%20detail%20003_zpsahx86uwp.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/mwhelm/media/113%20top%20hat%20detail%20003_zpsahx86uwp.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah30/mwhelm/113%20top%20hat%20detail%20004_zpsm27v8tku.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/mwhelm/media/113%20top%20hat%20detail%20004_zpsm27v8tku.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah30/mwhelm/113%20top%20hat%20detail%20007_zpskuhw5luj.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/mwhelm/media/113%20top%20hat%20detail%20007_zpskuhw5luj.jpg.html)

Tom,
I decided to pull the rubber gasket just to see how deep the cut is. The gasket cut isn't straight in, it's angled, this keeps the gasket shaped like a shallow cone. You can see the angle of the cut in the shadow that it casts in the last photo. I would love to know more about these because someone really put a lot of thought and effort into these. I always assumed they were just knocking these out in their garage.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: day0ne on January 06, 2016, 05:19:02 PM
Mine is just like PacRat's


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on January 06, 2016, 06:56:48 PM
Now that's cool... thanks for bringing this to our attention.  With the engineering minds we have here, they'll come up with something functional for us.
Thanks
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on January 06, 2016, 07:44:25 PM
The reel that this top hat came on had dry carbontex and the stack was completely rusted to the main gear. Once I replaced the drag stack with greased washers the stack height was actually less than the original and the rubber gasket was dragging on the sideplate too much so I didn't use it but it seemed like a good idea.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: STRIPER LOU on January 07, 2016, 05:05:27 AM
Tom, please disregard my first request.
 I would like 1 red and 1 green for the old style TIB frame.
I would also like 1 Ice blue for a new style TIB frame. All with Knurled bearing cups. I would also like to purchase 2 additional Standard bearing caps.

Thanks for you efforts and making these available to us. The jigmaster plates are awesome!!!
All the best,  ..  Lou


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Vintage Offshore Tackle on January 07, 2016, 02:01:17 PM
Tom said that it would be OK for me to briefly hijack this thread to let everyone know that I have some frames and spools in stock to use with his 4/0 side plates and you can see them if you go to my Vintage Offshore Tackle forum on this website.  You will also find a post about how to order new Tiburon frames that I will pick up when I go to the Tiburon factory next week.

Thank you Tom!

Randy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on January 07, 2016, 11:04:50 PM
I would really like to see the Tiburon Manufacturing Facility.
Take some pictures if you are allowed Randy. That would be Awesome!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mongoose1997 on January 09, 2016, 03:13:17 PM
Need orders for purple I would take 2 sets


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Yogi_fish808 on January 09, 2016, 04:50:00 PM
Aloha Tom,
Please put me down for 2 sets of Green Tiburon-style plates, if possible with the knob bearing cups on both. Also interested in purple ones too if anyone else can help make it worth doing a run of them.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Yogi_fish808 on January 09, 2016, 10:47:16 PM
It sure seems like there's a little bit of demand for a run of purple. Crossing fingers that it can happen! Accurate or Tib style is fine by me, as long as i can get 2 sets.



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Germ on January 13, 2016, 04:21:45 PM
I'll take 2 sets in green, new Tiburon style.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: swill88 on January 13, 2016, 04:30:01 PM
Tom... How does it look?

Am I the only impatient guy who is losing control in anticipation?

Steve


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on January 13, 2016, 04:34:08 PM
Based on what I'm building right now with the Jig plates....no, no you are not the only one....


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on January 13, 2016, 04:35:26 PM
You are not alone!   :o :o :o

Tom... How does it look?

Am I the only impatient guy who is losing control in anticipation?

Steve


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on January 13, 2016, 09:10:04 PM
The left side plates are off the machines already and I started the right side plates today. Probably 4 weeks out on the release.

Did you know that the Lee Pro style side plates fit the new Tiburon  frames??

And to add to your decision making conundrum, you can use the plates I'm making for the new Tiburon frames on the old style frames if you run the inner rings. Bling, Bling!



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on January 13, 2016, 09:13:40 PM
Man on a Mission. ;)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Tightlines666 on January 13, 2016, 10:42:34 PM
The left side plates are off the machines already and I started the right side plates today. Probably 4 weeks out on the release.

Did you know that the Lee Pro style side plates fit the new Tiburon  frames??

And to add to your decision making conundrum, you can use the plates I'm making for the new Tiburon frames on the old style frames if you run the inner rings. Bling, Bling!


Options are a great thing.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on January 14, 2016, 03:42:23 PM
  That's great news Tom. No doubt these will exceed expectations, just like all your creations.  8) 8)




    P.S. If you do a custom color my vote is "ice blue"  ;)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on January 14, 2016, 05:44:56 PM
1 Red new
1 Silver new
1 Black new


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on January 14, 2016, 07:24:14 PM
The left side plates are off the machines already and I started the right side plates today. Probably 4 weeks out on the release.

Did you know that the Lee Pro style side plates fit the new Tiburon  frames??

And to add to your decision making conundrum, you can use the plates I'm making for the new Tiburon frames on the old style frames if you run the inner rings. Bling, Bling!



Cant wait


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on January 15, 2016, 07:43:06 AM
 That's great news Tom. No doubt these will exceed expectations, just like all your creations.  8) 8)




    P.S. If you do a custom color my vote is "ice blue"  ;)


I'll be having a set of those also...


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Timotheus5877 on February 01, 2016, 03:13:17 AM
I would be interested in a red set and possibly a green set


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Timotheus5877 on February 01, 2016, 03:15:54 AM
Yes, after reading through the other responses I would be interested in a ice blue or electric blue set


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on February 05, 2016, 07:57:48 PM
It must be close, I think I can smell them???????


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Ron Jones on February 06, 2016, 12:02:57 PM
Question for Tom?
Will these plates accept a second dog? I understand Mr. Chui is trying to make this not matter (God bless him!), but all my 4/0s are double dogged with a milled plate. I'd hate to have to cut on one of your masterpieces.
Ron


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on February 06, 2016, 12:13:52 PM
You could mill the plate which would be no fun or wait until the new double dog bridge is available and simply install it on any compatible sideplates.  I'm waiting for the new bridge.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on February 06, 2016, 12:24:40 PM
FINALLY, orders now being taken by Alan C. Bridges to be here in April.    RUDY


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on February 08, 2016, 07:40:10 PM
Question for Tom?
Will these plates accept a second dog? I understand Mr. Chui is trying to make this not matter (God bless him!), but all my 4/0s are double dogged with a milled plate. I'd hate to have to cut on one of your masterpieces.
Ron
The plates are not milled to take a second dog, but they do have the mirror image notch for left hand conversion. I am working on a fixture that will allow me to drill your existing bridge plate to accept a second dog using that lefty notch. This will allow you to double dog a bridge without cutting the plate or buying an entire new bridge.
 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on February 10, 2016, 06:56:37 PM
Yaba daba that sounds cool.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on February 15, 2016, 11:57:17 AM
 Hi Tom, the anticipation is building  :D....any updates on your masterpieces ?

   Ted

 

 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on February 15, 2016, 07:07:14 PM
today is officially the middle of February... 8)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on February 16, 2016, 06:26:29 AM
The machining is all complete, just gotta get them over to the plater! I'll be releasing them in a couple/three weeks.
Please make sure that your order wishes are on this thread, even if you have PM'd me.  The colors are still up in the air.
Thanks!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on February 16, 2016, 06:40:38 AM
one set each Silver and green, new frame style. ice blue also if you do that.

John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: DaBigOno on February 16, 2016, 09:51:21 AM
The machining is all complete, just gotta get them over to the plater! I'll be releasing them in a couple/three weeks.
Please make sure that your order wishes are on this thread, even if you have PM'd me.  The colors are still up in the air.
Thanks!
Tom


New style in red


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: BryanC on February 16, 2016, 10:14:02 AM
The machining is all complete, just gotta get them over to the plater! I'll be releasing them in a couple/three weeks.
Please make sure that your order wishes are on this thread, even if you have PM'd me.  The colors are still up in the air.
Thanks!
Tom

I PM'd you, but will repeat here:  I would like one set in Green.  This is a change from my original request for one set in Silver.  New Tiburon style.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RUSTY OLD COLT on February 16, 2016, 01:25:21 PM
   I would like to order 1 set of the new style in silver or black .....thanks again Tom for making these available for us


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: anglingarchitect on February 16, 2016, 01:41:00 PM
I would like a couple RED and Silver. (Old Style)

Mark Hartley


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on February 16, 2016, 03:21:23 PM
I would like a couple RED and Silver.

Mark Hartley


 Mark, you need to read the first 2 pages of this thread. There are 2 different types of sideplates. One for new style tib frames ....and one for older style tib and all accurate frames. You need to declare which ones or Tom may pick for you. ;)


Thanks for the update Tom. No hurry, but the longer I wait the more noticeable my involuntary twitch becomes.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: day0ne on February 16, 2016, 09:48:49 PM
1 red, 1 black, old style


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Islandgypsy on February 18, 2016, 10:26:13 AM
One set in silver, new style frame...thanks Tom
 Greg


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Three se7ens on February 21, 2016, 06:58:03 PM
Of course I'm in for a set. Red for an old style tib frame.

Let me add a second set if its not too late.  Old style tib frame, green plates.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: speedwagon2 on February 22, 2016, 08:17:14 AM
Two sets in black, new style
Speedwagon2


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: p-deverett on February 22, 2016, 01:44:35 PM
Tom, please put me down for 1 set in silver old style

Thanks Peter


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on February 22, 2016, 04:48:23 PM
Tom


confirming...  1 set in silver old style



thanks compadre


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: cbar45 on February 22, 2016, 11:41:26 PM
Hi Tom,

If you're still taking orders, please put me down for a set of  black--new style.

Thanks, Chad


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: fishhead69 on February 23, 2016, 06:13:39 AM
I am still in for 2 silver, 2 red and 2 black for old style frames. I love your Jigmaster sideplates, they are great. Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on February 24, 2016, 09:45:07 AM
Put me down for a green side plates for the new style frame.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on March 06, 2016, 11:41:57 AM
Tom:

     Any news on the side plates? 

Andy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on March 07, 2016, 02:30:27 PM
You can't rush perfection Andy.
I waited a year for Tom's big boy ss sleeves, and it was well worth it. ;)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on March 07, 2016, 02:49:51 PM
I'm waiting on one more quote before I send them to the plater.
Ice Blue is going to happen.
The colors are Silver, Black, Green, Red, and Ice Blue.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on March 07, 2016, 03:00:58 PM
PM sent.    Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on March 07, 2016, 03:29:20 PM
I'm waiting on one more quote before I send them to the plater.
Ice Blue is going to happen.
The colors are Silver, Black, Green, Red, and Ice Blue.
Tom

 That sounds awesome Tom. I would love a chance at 2 of the ice blue for old and new style frame. My previous order is way back in this thread and if need be I can swap out a couple for the ice blue, or if you have some extra you can add them to my previous request. either way I gotta have the ice blue !! Thanks for offering it as an option.

  Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: vilters on March 07, 2016, 09:13:42 PM
Hi Tom,
I'd like a set of plates in red, old style please.
thanks, Steve


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Yogi_fish808 on March 08, 2016, 02:11:23 AM
My original post is also way in the back of this page so I'd like to update my order. 2 sets of Green (My original request) and 1 set of Ice Blue with knurled bearing cup (If another set is available), all of them in the New Tiburon style.

Aloha,
Kyle


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Timotheus5877 on March 08, 2016, 02:16:20 AM
Can I update my order to one each ice blue, red, and green of new style


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on March 08, 2016, 09:15:44 AM
Thursday 3/10 will be the last day to reserve and/or make changes, after that, you will only be able to pick the left overs.
Thanks to all of you who have supported this project!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on March 08, 2016, 01:36:41 PM
Im back on page one in for 3 red and 1 black.
Please update my order for 2 red 1 blue and 1 black


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on March 08, 2016, 01:54:14 PM
Thursday 3/10 will be the last day to reserve and/or make changes, after that, you will only be able to pick the left overs.
Thanks to all of you who have supported this project!
Tom


 Thanks for the heads up again Tom

   Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: twotone on March 08, 2016, 02:31:29 PM
Thanks for the update Tom!
I'd like to add to my existing order.
Wouldn't want to miss out on these side plates.
Your Jig plates are awesome!

Old order 1 black Tib.
1 red , 1 black , 1 silver of the old style.

New order 1 black , 1 red and 1 ice blue Tib.
1 black , 1 red  and 1 silver old style.

Thanks,
Anthony


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on March 08, 2016, 07:21:24 PM
I'll keep it simple for ya...
3 Please... 1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Silver all with the adjustable knurled bearing caps all for the new style frames.
Thanks Tom, I can't wait
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on March 09, 2016, 12:26:02 PM
green and ice blue, new style frame, knurled caps. Thanks!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: p-deverett on March 09, 2016, 01:51:24 PM
Alan, I had previoused signed up for silver old style, can I change to 1.ice blue  old style and 1. silver new style?

Thanks Peter


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on March 09, 2016, 02:00:38 PM
Okay, I think I need to get in on this...I don't want to be the only kid on the block that doesn't have one. I would like one (1) black, new style for Tiburon. Knurled bearing cup please.
Thanks
Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on March 12, 2016, 03:04:41 PM
I would like to upgrade my order from green to Ice Blue new style frame.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on March 12, 2016, 05:02:48 PM
I'm not crazy bout Ice Blue, but if you happen to offer Cobalt Blue, please add it to my order.

Thanks!
Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on March 13, 2016, 07:53:55 AM
I'm not crazy bout Ice Blue, but if you happen to offer Cobalt Blue, please add it to my order.

Thanks!
Sal

Maybe next time Sal. My lot sizes are growing thanks to the AT ohana, so with that growth comes the ability to add colors. Who knows what we can do in the future!

Speaking of anodizing colors.... The plates are going to plate Monday. I've updated everyone's color choices.

Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on March 13, 2016, 08:06:03 AM
I'm not crazy bout Ice Blue, but if you happen to offer Cobalt Blue, please add it to my order.

Thanks!
Sal

Maybe next time Sal. My lot sizes are growing thanks to the AT ohana, so with that growth comes the ability to add colors. Who knows what we can do in the future!

Speaking of anodizing colors.... The plates are going to plate Monday. I've updated everyone's color choices.

Tom
Not a problem Tom, I understand.
Thank you for doing this.

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on March 15, 2016, 08:43:46 AM
I'm not crazy bout Ice Blue, but if you happen to offer Cobalt Blue, please add it to my order.

Thanks!
Sal


  You may have a good point Sal. Not sure how close royal blue is to cobalt blue, but a NOS set of accurate 113H "royal blue" plates just auctioned for over $300.(4 bidders from $150 and up). I think it must be a rare color for the old accurate components.

  For Toms creations I will settle for any color he picks  :D :D

   Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Bryan Young on March 15, 2016, 09:20:21 AM
I just saw the plates, they are off the hook.  You guys will love them.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: foakes on March 15, 2016, 10:03:01 AM
I just saw the plates, they are off the hook.  You guys will love them.

Met Tom at the Fred Hall Show --

Incredibly capable and modest --

In talking with him for awhile -- a few things became readily apparent...

He loves his craft.

He is a perfectionist's perfectionist.

In engineering, manufacturing, and production -- there are various "acceptable" levels...

95% no defects, 99% no defects, 100% no defects -- or Tom's...

"this last product I am making has "0" defects, but there are a couple of small things I am not satisfied with -- so will change those until level remains at 100%. -- and I am satisfied with the resulting product".

Tom is one of us -- a fisherman, skilled craftsman, and a great guy.

If he came out with his own line of reels, like Carl Newell -- the sky would be the limit.

Just my opinions.

Best,

Fred





Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Bryan Young on March 15, 2016, 10:51:45 AM
I just saw the plates, they are off the hook.  You guys will love them.

Met Tom at the Fred Hall Show --

Incredibly capable and modest --

In talking with him for awhile -- a few things became readily apparent...

He loves his craft.

He is a perfectionist's perfectionist.

In engineering, manufacturing, and production -- there are various "acceptable" levels...

95% no defects, 99% no defects, 100% no defects -- or Tom's...

"this last product I am making has "0" defects, but there are a couple of small things I am not satisfied with -- so will change those until level remains at 100%. -- and I am satisfied with the resulting product".

Tom is one of us -- a fisherman, skilled craftsman, and a great guy.

If he came out with his own line of reels, like Carl Newell -- the sky would be the limit.

Just my opinions.

Best,

Fred




And if I won the lottery, I would definitely fund his own line of reels.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: anglingarchitect on March 16, 2016, 11:24:53 AM
I would like a couple RED and Silver. (Old Style)

Mark Hartley

I want to change the silver one to new style, the red is ok old style as per previous post.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on March 24, 2016, 02:59:22 PM
I feel like a little kid that could not sleep on Christmas eve.  Every little sound must be Santa delivering the goods.  Perhaps I should have ordered green and red... ::)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on March 25, 2016, 05:45:04 AM
Everything is at the plater/polisher. So soon, very soon.
I sent the originals in first, followed a week later by the new Tib style. I didn't want to confuse the plater and get the style and color quantities mixed up.
I will release them in the same way.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 07, 2016, 03:30:23 PM
I'm sitting on my couch and can't get these sideplates off my mind?
They must be just about ready to start shipping!
Why else would I be thinking about them?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on April 11, 2016, 04:40:23 PM
I know the feeling, David...  I sent my check in last week. ;)
Can't wait
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: anglingarchitect on April 11, 2016, 04:49:20 PM
Everybody is excited, not just me ;D ;) ::) ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 11, 2016, 05:00:49 PM
Drum roll please......


I just got home from the platers and everything is polished and being racked for anodize this week.
I feel comfortable saying that they will be in my hands Friday!

I'm going to start pinging you all in the next few days for payment. I don't have any pics as yet, but I will post them asap.

Thanks for your patience with my crazy schedule!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 11, 2016, 05:02:25 PM
I guess we are all on the edge of our seats ready to fall off.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 11, 2016, 05:29:17 PM
I guess we are all on the edge of our seats ready to fall off.
For both the side plates and the drag inserts from Adam...

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RiverAngler on April 11, 2016, 05:39:20 PM
If after all is said and done, if there any leftovers I would take a red or black set for new tib frame.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on April 11, 2016, 06:40:13 PM
That's good news Tom. The suspense is all worth it I'm sure.

  Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 11, 2016, 07:37:37 PM
It's been a killer for me too!
Machining has been done for a month and I don't have a net 30!
I do believe it's gonna be worth the wait.
When I popped into the plate shop they had all the Tib style racked and hanging for the anodize bath. It was like Christmas all over again seeing all those polished plates.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on April 11, 2016, 07:37:56 PM
I guess we are all on the edge of our seats ready to fall off.

 Good one Rudy. I've been on the "edge" since this build started and been looking forward to falling off  ;D ;D


 Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 11, 2016, 08:04:56 PM
I got caught off guard when the jigmaster plates were released. I didn't have the parts ready for assembly. This time I have all the parts ready for 3 sets of 113H plates all separated in 3 containers. It will be like an assembly line.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 11, 2016, 08:11:55 PM
I got caught off guard when the jigmaster plates were released. I didn't have the parts ready for assembly. This time I have all the parts ready for 3 sets of 113H plates all separated in 3 containers. It will be like an assembly line.
I hear you, Rudy. My gears, sleeve,  drag insert and SS dog are on the way (thanks, Lee!). And I haven't received an invoice from Adam yet, although from what he posted I should have. I was on the list in time.

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on April 12, 2016, 05:49:08 AM
Tom, I'll add a silver new style to my order of green and blue if you have one available. let me know and I'll send $ accordingly.


Thanks!

John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 12, 2016, 12:27:57 PM
now to go sit on the porch and wait for delivery  ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 13, 2016, 05:40:13 AM
I got a bunch of orders processed last night, and had a few come back with errors.
Sorry folks! It looks like with all the changes going on I mixed up a few. Please have patience, we'll get it sorted.
If your order is wrong, just reply and we'll get it fixed.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 13, 2016, 05:53:29 AM
now to go sit on the porch and wait for delivery  ;D
You can always head it off at the P.O. ;D ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 13, 2016, 06:30:02 AM
And I haven't received an invoice from Adam yet, although from what he posted I should have. I was on the list in time.

Sid
Apologies to Adam! I received my insert and washer set over a week ago and forgot they had arrived.


Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 13, 2016, 07:38:23 AM
The only thing left is Alans stainless steel double dog bridge. Production problems will slow my project down.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 13, 2016, 08:49:29 AM
If it were all ready at once I would have to take out a 2nd mortgage. Although I wish I had all the parts ready to install, I think my wife would hang me... something tells me that the wait will be a good thing!



The only thing left is Alans stainless steel double dog bridge. Production problems will so my project down.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 13, 2016, 12:30:14 PM
This is going to be fun building all these reels.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on April 13, 2016, 12:38:36 PM
This is going to be fun building all these reels.
Yes it is Dave... definitely one of my best hobby ;) ;D.

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: twotone on April 13, 2016, 03:44:10 PM
All of the above.

Thanks Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: handi2 on April 13, 2016, 04:24:00 PM
If you have one left please let me know..!

Keith


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Yogi_fish808 on April 13, 2016, 10:38:20 PM
I got a bunch of orders processed last night, and had a few come back with errors.
Sorry folks! It looks like with all the changes going on I mixed up a few. Please have patience, we'll get it sorted.
If your order is wrong, just reply and we'll get it fixed.
Tom

Aloha Tom,
My order was for 1 set of ice blue, 2 sets of green. All in the new Tiburon frame topless style. You maybe have accidentally put me down for regular/old style for the 2 green sets.

Thanks,
Kyle


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 15, 2016, 05:34:29 AM
Picking them up today, but then I'm taking a little over night road trip to drop my Auntie off at home in Twaine Hart. I will try and get shipping started Sunday.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 15, 2016, 06:00:27 AM
I guess there is still a bit of confusion regarding the old vs. new style.

The old vs. new style goes like this:

The new Tiburon frames have a lip on the frame so you can run stock Penn side plates without using the chrome inner rings. You need the new style plates for this frame.

My old style plates will fit any flat sided frame from Accurate or Tiburon. This is what you need for an old Accurate frame.




Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: STRIPER LOU on April 15, 2016, 08:30:55 AM
Sorry but a bit confused. Old style needs rings? I have 2 older Tib frames and planning on buying 1 new. Sorry its not sinking in. Its OAS (old age syndrome!)
..............Lou


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 15, 2016, 08:54:49 AM
Lou,
If you look at the first page of this thread, I posted some pics. I was confused too.
This is a newer style frame. See the lip on the end?
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4235/35510456810_fe27b97e55_b.jpg)
That lip eliminates the need for an inner ring.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4235/35058709484_3459f8609b_b.jpg)
The old style frame is flat on the end and uses both the inner and outer rings.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4316/35728920812_46c7a5a3d7_b.jpg)



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: STRIPER LOU on April 15, 2016, 09:02:43 AM
Thanks Mr. D. New style frame no rings, old style frame rings. How's the sharkman been doing?
...............Lou


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 15, 2016, 09:19:10 AM
I can't complain Lou. Wouldn't do me any good if I did. ;D
Hey, drop me a pm with your address. I have some acrylic samples I want you to try.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 15, 2016, 09:50:05 AM
Everyone hold on. I will post some pics today or tomorrow.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 15, 2016, 11:51:57 AM
I should probably look to see what I have?
I done know how old is old style and when did new style tiburon frames start.
Everything I have was bought in the last two years, I'm going to wing it, be glad I got in on these side plates and make them work or buy new? Old? Frames to match them up to!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 18, 2016, 05:07:10 AM
Just a quick update:
I'm swamped at work right now, and trying to juggle everything at once.
I have only invoiced a third of you all and hopefully will get that all done this week.
Shipping will start this week as well.
Thanks for your patience,
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 18, 2016, 03:56:02 PM
Here comes Santa Clause here comes Santa clause right down Santa clause lane.... ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 18, 2016, 08:37:03 PM
The count down has began. Now is to collect the final few pieces to complete my reel. Might as well build a rod to complete the project. Any ideas on the blank I should use.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 19, 2016, 06:41:20 PM
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/Cortez_Conversions/thumbnail_IMG_0570_zps1xirmhtc.jpg)

First look!

Ok so if you still don't know what style plates you need, here is the low down:
If you have a Tiburon frame that looks like this, you want new style plates.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/Cortez_Conversions/thumbnail_IMG_0571_zpsvyvafemk.jpg)
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/Cortez_Conversions/thumbnail_IMG_0571_zpsvyvafemk.jpg)

If you have an Accurate frame or an older Tiburon that looks like this, you want the older style plates.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/Cortez_Conversions/thumbnail_IMG_0573_zps8pmoag5y.jpg)



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 19, 2016, 06:48:03 PM
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag355/photoHumboldt/shock1_zpsa8mboy68.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/photoHumboldt/media/shock1_zpsa8mboy68.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 19, 2016, 07:13:42 PM
OH Boy! OH Boy! OH Boy, Thanks Tom for showing me mine, now how about everybody else's??  :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 19, 2016, 08:16:18 PM
Got it.  Pm sent


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on April 19, 2016, 09:40:09 PM
Holy Moly, now those look great! Can't wait till they arrive.  Im not a fan of blue for reels, but I'm a fan of that blue.
Nice Job, Tom!
Thanks for doing this for us,
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Tightlines666 on April 19, 2016, 10:42:52 PM
Love those blue ones.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 19, 2016, 10:43:35 PM
 :o


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Aiala on April 20, 2016, 07:22:29 AM
Beautiful!!

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah207/ladyaialaAiala/smiling-cat_zpshecmznck.jpg)

PayPal-ing you right now for my ice-blue "new style" set!   :D

~A~


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on April 20, 2016, 07:45:26 AM
Tom, Since I like arriving stylishly late to the party,  I would love a set of the new blue if available. And a set of silver either type.

If I'm too late, well congrats on another beautiful product run!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: napilimaui on April 21, 2016, 02:26:42 PM
Do you still have any red plates for the new tiburon frames? I would like 2 if it's still available.
Thanks,
Max


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 22, 2016, 03:28:43 PM
Just received my blue new style plates very nice. Will go good with the silver Hawaiian wide frame kit I ordered.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 22, 2016, 04:54:45 PM
Just received my blue new style plates very nice. Will go good with the silver Hawaiian wide frame kit I ordered.

Mike

I'm curious what is a Hawaiian wide frame kit? Is that the tiburon WEX?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Tightlines666 on April 22, 2016, 05:01:18 PM
Just received my blue new style plates very nice. Will go good with the silver Hawaiian wide frame kit I ordered.

Mike

I'm curious what is a Hawaiian wide frame kit? Is that the tiburon WEX?

It is the same, except for the etching on the crossmember.. "Hawaiian Wide".

That is exclusive to brotha Bill.

John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 22, 2016, 05:39:41 PM
Got it John seems I remember something about them awhile back.
Should make for a beauty, I ordered the WEX kit in custom electric blue from tiburon yesterday.
Can't wait to match them all up!.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 22, 2016, 05:56:40 PM
Sorry to say this but I called and tried to do the same thing a few days ago. They told me they are not making anymore wex frames and the only colors are purple and green. Randy and I went through this when I tried to get black also.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 22, 2016, 06:53:23 PM
Hey I'm happier not knowing?
Haven't heard anything back from them?
Guess I need another plan!


And the plan is........maybe I will ask them for a custom color NARROW frame and spool!

Guess I gotta go back to their website!

Or maybe Tom was able to accommodate my 11th hour request to swap one of my new sideplate sets for a green set and I can order the green WEX!
Hey there's a lot of ways this can go and none of them is bad!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 22, 2016, 07:02:26 PM
Talk to Randy he has all the information.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: BryanC on April 23, 2016, 02:35:27 PM
These arrived in today's mail:

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii217/bcraighrst/DSCN9935_zps6tvhfdrs.jpg)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii217/bcraighrst/DSCN9936_zpshymvlyaf.jpg)

Woot!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 23, 2016, 03:03:49 PM
Did you notice the Allen head bridge screws. I guess Tom had them made since he had problems with the first batch.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 23, 2016, 03:27:02 PM
 :) :) :) ;D ;D 8) 8)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 23, 2016, 03:47:39 PM
Tom:

     Wow!  These are just awesome!  Thanks for all the hard work. 

Andy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on April 23, 2016, 04:12:13 PM
They look sweet!
Tom, send 'em this way... I'm Jonesin ;)
Can't wait to see the builds,
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 23, 2016, 04:32:04 PM
I got mine today!   Wow they are beautiful.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on April 23, 2016, 04:36:02 PM
Tom, those look very nice.
I see you got a little creative removing material where possible:(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/pescatore1/DSCN9936_zpshymvlyaf.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/pescatore1/media/DSCN9936_zpshymvlyaf.jpg.html)
I bet those plates are of the same weight as the Jigmaster's plates
Good job!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Tightlines666 on April 23, 2016, 05:05:31 PM
I noted the same thing Sal.  Does anyone know what these  plates weigh?  & what the comparable weights of other existing aluminum 4/0 plates (Accurate, JVaruance, etc.) might be?

Also, I was wondering why the bearing housing were designed integral with the plate.  Wouldn'the it be better to have adjustable bearing spacing in these reels?

Looks like the machining and anodizing on these is top notch.  I am sure the tolerances and strength are there.  I kinda wish I needed a set.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 23, 2016, 05:20:24 PM
Hello everyone,
I'm out of town celebrating my wife's birthday. I have a stack of PMs and emails I will get to as soon as possible!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 23, 2016, 05:39:47 PM
The plates are milled with the same space for a dog on each side of the gear hole.  Can you double dog it?  If so, is it just using the same dog on the other side, or is it a new dog?

Thanks!

Andy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on April 23, 2016, 06:07:22 PM
The plates are milled with the same space for a dog on each side of the gear hole.  Can you double dog it?  If so, is it just using the same dog on the other side, or is it a new dog?

Thanks!

Andy
Andy, I don't have the plates in hand so maybe Tom or someone else could give you a better answer.
To me those appear to have the option for a left hand reel or right hand and not related to the double dog.
No I do not think you could install a second dog, unless you do some grinding on the plate.
No need to do anything using Pro Challenger's double dog bridge. Those should drop right in.

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on April 23, 2016, 06:30:29 PM
Hey I'm happier not knowing?
Haven't heard anything back from them?
Guess I need another plan!


And the plan is........maybe I will ask them for a custom color NARROW frame and spool!

Guess I gotta go back to their website!

Or maybe Tom was able to accommodate my 11th hour request to swap one of my new sideplate sets for a green set and I can order the green WEX!
Hey there's a lot of ways this can go and none of them is bad!


Hey Dave, note: I was gonna build a full green Jiggy on Tom's plates; the Tib frame and TBar handle are somewhat darker green so not an exact match, just FYI. I'll post you a pic tomorrow.

John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 23, 2016, 08:33:42 PM
Or maybe our good friend Bryan hooked me up with the link to Brudah Bills shop and I ordered one of his Hawaiian Wide kits!
And then Randy who doesn't know it yet but he's going to help me find an E-Blue frame and spool.
I have no idea when I will ever get the time to build these but I am getting some incredible parts collected.
I just need to figure out where to get my hands on a red 4/0 WEX spool?



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 24, 2016, 03:44:56 AM
http://www.hifishgear.com/


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 24, 2016, 03:55:57 AM
Question for Tom?
Will these plates accept a second dog? I understand Mr. Chui is trying to make this not matter (God bless him!), but all my 4/0s are double dogged with a milled plate. I'd hate to have to cut on one of your masterpieces.
Ron

The plates are not milled to take a second dog, but they do have the mirror image notch for left hand conversion. I am working on a fixture that will allow me to drill your existing bridge plate to accept a second dog using that lefty notch. This will allow you to double dog a bridge without cutting the plate or buying an entire new bridge.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: day0ne on April 25, 2016, 12:10:06 PM
Is it too late to get a silver set, old style?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 25, 2016, 06:13:13 PM
I am still waiting for the double dog bridge. Here is the blue side plates with the silver Hawaiian frame and spool.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 25, 2016, 06:26:30 PM
Ok I am stuck.  Installed a SS yoke on my build and when the bridge screws are tighten down and the eccentric lever is moved back and forth the pinion gets stuck in the free spool position.  It will not release until I back out this screw noted in the picture a 1/8th of a turn counter clockwise, than pop the pinion comes out properly.  I have tried three yokes.  And three eccentric jacks.  All do the same thing.  I have used both sides of the yoke.  What am I missing? 
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag355/photoHumboldt/IMG_0329_zpsaoxxpbuy.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/photoHumboldt/media/IMG_0329_zpsaoxxpbuy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 25, 2016, 06:30:03 PM
Love it!  Great color combo.  Those blue plates are awesome!


I am still waiting for the double dog bridge. Here is the blue side plates with the silver Hawaiian frame and spool.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 25, 2016, 06:37:05 PM
Are the upper & lower bridge screws in the correct location. (reversed)?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on April 25, 2016, 07:22:19 PM
I am still waiting for the double dog bridge. Here is the blue side plates with the silver Hawaiian frame and spool.

Mike

Got to say that silver frame and spool looks absolutely Mahvelous!  On those blue plates.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 25, 2016, 07:48:32 PM
Are the upper & lower bridge screws in the correct location. (reversed)?

Checked that too.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 25, 2016, 07:49:11 PM
I got my black plates a few days ago, but was slow to order from Adam and Randy, so I don't yet have my spool, frame insert, handle (I do have the EVA knob) or drag star. The plates are waiting patiently for me to accumulate the rest for the build...

I'm wondering why I didn't order the electric blue now.  :-\

Mine is going to be all black and silver/stainless. Kind of like a Senator  :D

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on April 25, 2016, 07:51:38 PM
Just got mine, Tom. 8) They look spectacular, and I can't wait to assemble them but with my work schedule it's gonna be a minute.
Thanks again for some truly custom work,
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 25, 2016, 07:54:51 PM
Andy,
Your problem has to be in the yoke, eccentric or jack. I have had them not want to come out of freespool, but not get stuck in freespool.
A stainless yoke on a brass jack has a tendency to hang up and dig in. Make sure the tabs are smooth and the jack and yoke is facing the right direction. Ask me how I know.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 25, 2016, 08:05:36 PM
Polished the jack good and it slides perfect with no nicks or scraps, polished the the yoke where the jack rests and rides.  Could it be a thickness issue of the yoke? 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 25, 2016, 08:10:31 PM
Something is too tight. I have got in a hurry before and messed up the simplest of procedures.
Sometimes it is better to walk away and come back with a clear perspective. That usually works for me.
I'm not going to tell you to sand the yoke. I would Mic it to a standard one.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 25, 2016, 08:28:20 PM
It sure seems like the clutch springs are hanging up on the screws. Maybe the springs are weak or to short. Are they new springs & the correct ones?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on April 25, 2016, 08:30:10 PM
Andy, trying 3 different jacks and yokes, you pretty much ruled those out.
From your pics, it appears you're trying it without fully assembling the reel.
I have mentioned this earlier, these reels have a tight tolerance, to test the clutch assembly, the reel should be fully assembled.
When the reel is fully assembled, the spool shaft keeps the pinion  square and keeps it from tilting.

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on April 25, 2016, 08:54:17 PM
Makes perfect sense.  Thanks for the reminder. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 25, 2016, 09:00:03 PM
I have mentioned this earlier, these reels have a tight tolerance, to test the clutch assembly, the reel should be fully assembled.
When the reel is fully assembled, the spool shaft keeps the pinion  square and keeps it from tilting.

Sal
Sal, I know what you mean, because I've had the shifting problem with the Jigmaser when the pinion gets away from square.

Andy, what are you seeing with the pinion when your problem shows up? Is it jamming against the bridge like in the Jigmaster? Of course, if the problem disappears after the reel is completely assembled Sal has probably nailed it.

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 25, 2016, 09:18:30 PM
I didn't realize he was just working with a plate and not the complete reel.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: AlasKen on April 25, 2016, 10:34:16 PM
I got my red plates today.  Going with a black frame.  Now to find time to get it together.  They look great.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 26, 2016, 05:07:49 AM
Hello All,
Please keep me posted on any issues with these builds. Sometimes when I change the simplest thing it shows up later.
I especially want to know about problems like Andy is having.
I'm back at work today and will ship out most of the remaining orders tonight.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mitch27 on April 26, 2016, 05:59:17 AM
Hi Tom , The plates are perfect . The upper bridge screw is to fat. I sanded mine from 0.136 to 0.125 and it works fine . stock penn screw mics at 0.119. I am very happy with the plates. Hope this help Andy and others.  mitch27


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: shoyupoke on April 26, 2016, 06:08:03 AM
I am also having the same problem as steelhead_killer. I am also using a ss yoke. Anyone have any suggestions for this problem.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: shoyupoke on April 26, 2016, 06:21:28 AM
Ok found the problem i replaced upper bridge screws with the stock penn screws. It now is able to be tightened with out binding. I assume this may be the solution mitch27 was referring to. I will try and sand the screws which came with plates and see what happens. Other than the screws plates are awesome. Great work Tom.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 26, 2016, 06:25:24 AM
Hi Tom , The plates are perfect . The upper bridge screw is to fat. I sanded mine from 0.136 to 0.125 and it works fine . stock penn screw mics at 0.119. I am very happy with the plates. Hope this help Andy and others.  mitch27


Can someone having this problem try either the stock yoke or the stock bridge screws?
What is the hole size on the SST yoke?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: DaBigOno on April 26, 2016, 07:14:33 AM
Hello All,
Please keep me posted on any issues with these builds. Sometimes when I change the simplest thing it shows up later.
I especially want to know about problems like Andy is having.
I'm back at work today and will ship out most of the remaining orders tonight.
Tom

I had no problems with the right side plate (handle side),  it was the clicker & tongue that i had trouble with    ???



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 26, 2016, 07:17:31 AM
What kind of problems?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 26, 2016, 08:17:06 AM
My clicker seems not to want to keep the tongue centered, but I haven't assembled anything else so I don't know if this will be a problem; I'm guessing once I put a spool against it it will be OK; the slot for the tongue seems to be off to one side just a hair...

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 26, 2016, 08:43:38 AM
My clicker seems not to want to keep the tongue centered, but I haven't assembled anything else so I don't know if this will be a problem; I'm guessing once I put a spool against it it will be OK; the slot for the tongue seems to be off to one side just a hair...

Sid

Loosen the two mounting screws and turn the spring until the dog is centered. Re-tighten screws.
If there isn't enough space to align, use a pair of pliers to tweak the spring arms to center.
A word of caution about the clicker springs:
Pretty sure Penn springs are made from Beryllium Copper. Don't ingest any dust/particulate from filing or sanding.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: DaBigOno on April 26, 2016, 09:11:52 AM
What kind of problems?

it wasn't nothing with the plates as much as my brain not functioning at a capacity to figure it out...

as you will notice on a stock Penn side plate, the tongue (key 35)  and click spring (key 62) sits on a block
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1547/26567325192_bd2fe548ee_z_d.jpg)

on the Cortez plates, it takes a little finesse to balance it where it all lines up without the block to rest on..
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1564/26567325162_869db50255_z_d.jpg)

but eventually i did figure it out after 15 minutes of fiddling around...
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1521/26567325742_697c0bbbdc_z_d.jpg)



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: DaBigOno on April 26, 2016, 10:58:00 AM
Ok I am stuck.  Installed a SS yoke on my build and when the bridge screws are tighten down and the eccentric lever is moved back and forth the pinion gets stuck in the free spool position.  It will not release until I back out this screw noted in the picture a 1/8th of a turn counter clockwise, than pop the pinion comes out properly.  I have tried three yokes.  And three eccentric jacks.  All do the same thing.  I have used both sides of the yoke.  What am I missing?  

Hi Tom , The plates are perfect . The upper bridge screw is to fat. I sanded mine from 0.136 to 0.125 and it works fine . stock penn screw mics at 0.119. I am very happy with the plates. Hope this help Andy and others.  mitch27

Ok found the problem i replaced upper bridge screws with the stock penn screws. It now is able to be tightened with out binding. I assume this may be the solution mitch27 was referring to. I will try and sand the screws which came with plates and see what happens. Other than the screws plates are awesome. Great work Tom.

i took my reel apart again, and installed a stock Penn yoke with the Cortez bridge bolts and found that the yoke was getting hung up on the bolt, not allowing the eccentric to move.  you can sand down the bolts as mitch27 describes, but i think it was easier just taking a rat-tailed file to enlarge to yoke holes just a little.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1605/26596994101_4ba267a565_z_d.jpg)

after filing the yoke, everything else worked fine.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on April 26, 2016, 12:32:34 PM
I had problems with my clicker spring also it was not bent correctly. I had to put it in my machinest vise and bend it to make it work. Then center it and problem solved


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 26, 2016, 03:59:04 PM
Thanks for the input everyone.
Obviously, the problem is the diameter of the bridge screws. Don't modify your yokes, modify the screws!
If you can't make the screws work, just use stock screws. I will come up with a fix.
It's not right to ask you all to modify your reels because I did not make a part correctly.
So again, if you can't modify the screws, use stock ones until I have a fix. Don't modify stock parts.
I will send the screws as is for now, because they do seem to work for some. I will replace them on my dime when I have a solution.
Thanks for your patience!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 26, 2016, 05:40:53 PM
My clicker seems not to want to keep the tongue centered, but I haven't assembled anything else so I don't know if this will be a problem; I'm guessing once I put a spool against it it will be OK; the slot for the tongue seems to be off to one side just a hair...

Sid

Loosen the two mounting screws and turn the spring until the dog is centered. Re-tighten screws.
If there isn't enough space to align, use a pair of pliers to tweak the spring arms to center.
A word of caution about the clicker springs:
Pretty sure Penn springs are made from Beryllium Copper. Don't ingest any dust/particulate from filing or sanding.
Once I loosened the mounting screws it was a piece of cake. Thanks.
Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on April 27, 2016, 02:46:16 AM
Tom, as has been said previously, and IMHO your stuff is just more precise than stock. I for one am more than happy to tune and provide feedback...there's a reason race cars are hand built and not mass produced. This is the crowd to get everything dialed in, otherwise we'd all just buy a 209 from Walmart and call it done :) Looking forward to my three sets, you guys will have all this sorted by the time all bits get here!

John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 27, 2016, 04:09:22 AM
I for one am more than happy to tune and provide feedback..
x2. This is part of the fun.

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 28, 2016, 01:49:59 PM
I noted the same thing Sal.  Does anyone know what these  plates weigh?  & what the comparable weights of other existing aluminum 4/0 plates (Accurate, JVaruance, etc.) might be?

Also, I was wondering why the bearing housing were designed integral with the plate.  Wouldn'the it be better to have adjustable bearing spacing in these reels?

Looks like the machining and anodizing on these is top notch.  I am sure the tolerances and strength are there.  I kinda wish I needed a set.

I went with the integral bearing on the right plate only. Really all you need(if anything) is a shim or two versus the entire bearing cup. The left side has all the tension and adjustment.
Kind of like the Newells that only used shims behind the bearings.
If I can save a few bucks here and there, I can spend them on custom screws and multiple colors,etc, without a significant price increase to the customer.
Now I can let all of you beta this for me!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 28, 2016, 01:53:33 PM
Ah yes, those screws!
So as we all figured out, the screw diameter is about .01" thou bigger than a stock screw.
I'll get a work around on it this weekend and then send anyone having issues a new set of screws.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 28, 2016, 07:11:42 PM
Was I supposed to get a spacing sleeve in my goody bag? 'Cause I didn't, and I need one....

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 29, 2016, 10:20:58 AM
Was I supposed to get a spacing sleeve in my goody bag? 'Cause I didn't, and I need one....

Sid
It's OK if the answer is no, I just need to know the size I need to order.
Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 29, 2016, 10:31:00 AM
Was I supposed to get a spacing sleeve in my goody bag? 'Cause I didn't, and I need one....

Sid
It's OK if the answer is no, I just need to know the size I need to order.
Sid
Sorry, spacer sleeves were not included.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: handi2 on April 29, 2016, 04:23:55 PM
Tom if you have a set of silver plates please let me know. I know I'm a dummy..!!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 29, 2016, 06:48:25 PM
I sent a paypal request to the email you contacted me with yesterday.
If you have a specific paypal address, please let me know.

Sorry Keith! I thought this was about the 9/0 frame.
I do have a set for you.
I'll PM you in a few.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 29, 2016, 07:00:47 PM
Well, thank you all!
There a few of each style left of each style and color except the new style red plates. They are sold out!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: day0ne on April 29, 2016, 09:33:48 PM
I need a set of silver old style plates. Thanks


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 29, 2016, 09:38:48 PM
Well, thank you all!
There a few of each style left of each style and color except the new style red plates. They are sold out!
Tom
No,
Thank You! Tom. They went bat shit crazy over these. ;D I'm still waiting on mine. ::)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 29, 2016, 10:07:01 PM
Well, thank you all!
There a few of each style left of each style and color except the new style red plates. They are sold out!
Tom
Tom, check your PM. I need 1 set in silver new style.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: twotone on April 29, 2016, 10:17:49 PM
 S.H. you got that right (BSC). Mine arrive at the postal office at 9:53 PM Friday. Tomorrow here they come!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 29, 2016, 10:23:58 PM
Tom is a Genius. I go BSC on everything he makes.
He is a true asset to this site. Born in the USA! ;)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mhc on April 30, 2016, 04:22:32 AM
I've been sitting on the fence with these, I just lost my balance - PM sent.
Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on April 30, 2016, 01:24:55 PM
Lol, Hope you didn't hurt yourself, Mike ;D
You can't go wrong with any of the color options, they're all bad to the bone!
Can't wait till I have time to assemble these puppies. Can those who have had some fitment issues please give a full scale run down of the things to look out for when you successfully finish the build.  It sure would save some of us some hair pulling.  Tom's stuff usually fits like a glove, but with all the ss internals there may be some slight tailoring needed as most of you know.
Thanks and great product Tom, your name around here is synonymous with perfection.
Happy building, Crew!
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Three se7ens on April 30, 2016, 02:16:22 PM
I got mine today, and they look amazing!  Excellent work, Tom. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on April 30, 2016, 08:14:19 PM
Very nice job Tom, the plates look great:
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/pescatore1/20160430_235013.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/pescatore1/media/20160430_235013.jpg.html)
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/pescatore1/20160430_235352.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/pescatore1/media/20160430_235352.jpg.html)
Thanks!

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 30, 2016, 08:29:32 PM
Mine got here late this afternoon. Assembly line going on this evening. Blue done. Green done. Silver to go tomorrow. Photos to follow when all complete.     Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mhc on May 01, 2016, 02:10:11 AM
Very nice job Tom, the plates look great:
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/pescatore1/20160430_235013.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/pescatore1/media/20160430_235013.jpg.html)
Thanks!

Sal
Nice reel Sal, good color match - including the star?? It looks a bit like the stainless one on the tank except it's red. - I'm also curious about the spool, it looks like a slight recess has been machined in the gear/handle end?
Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 01, 2016, 03:25:14 AM
Thanks Mike! Good eye on the spool.
It is a Penn spool, but I'm not sure the cutout was done by them.
Here is a close-up:
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/pescatore1/20160501_060144.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/pescatore1/media/20160501_060144.jpg.html)
Definitely a great option to have, it clears the bridge nicely.

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on May 01, 2016, 06:11:49 AM
Thanks Mike! Good eye on the spool.
It is a Penn spool, but I'm not sure the cutout was done by them.
Here is a close-up:
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/pescatore1/20160501_060144.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/pescatore1/media/20160501_060144.jpg.html)
Definitely a great option to have, it clears the bridge nicely.

Sal

To make more room for bridge screws?

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 01, 2016, 06:36:32 AM
Not necessarily. If that would be the case, as we've been seeing on some reels lately, shortening the screws would cure that problem.
On some reels a spacer is needed at time on the right side bearing to keep the spool from rubbing on the bridge. It could be on the pivoted sleeve post, or the edge of the bridge itself. Not all spools are equal, some are more forgiving than others. With that said, whomever came up with what you see above was a smart person. Always good to take the guesswork out when possible.

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on May 01, 2016, 06:52:16 AM
Not all spools are equal
Sal
I hear that. I've got a 113h spool with the spindle just wide enough that I can't get Alan C's SS pinion over it. Another spool is fine. It's off by just a thousandth of an inch or two or three... Penn specs are looser than Alan's....

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on May 01, 2016, 07:39:50 AM
Sal, where is the handle arm from? Is that a prototype from Adam before the back end was rounded off?      Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 01, 2016, 07:54:29 AM
Rudy, that is from Adam latest, I'm not sure if he has another design. He will need to answer on that one.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Three se7ens on May 01, 2016, 08:29:42 AM
Sal, where is the handle arm from? Is that a prototype from Adam before the back end was rounded off?      Rudy

That is one of the prototype offset handles. The new ones will have 2 positions, and the back end rounded off. I have the new ones cut, but haven't had time to make a die for bending them yet.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Keta on May 01, 2016, 09:26:53 AM
You do such good work Adam, thank you. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 01, 2016, 02:52:47 PM
Rowdy
Did you hide the thread for your blue and green builds?
Can't seem to find it?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on May 01, 2016, 03:32:37 PM
Rowdy
Did you hide the thread for your blue and green builds?
Can't seem to find it?
David, I still have to finish the silver build then I'll show all three.     Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 01, 2016, 04:18:24 PM
Oh I see, you want us to suffer sensory overload by posting them all at once!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on May 01, 2016, 05:18:21 PM
David,

Go to Senators thread titled "My Apple" on page 3 for the black and green builds. http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=17861.30

And "A different Anniversary" for the blue build.  http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=17900.0

And "How to convert 113 to no lugs" also the blue build.  http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=17944.0


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on May 02, 2016, 05:29:21 AM
Rowdy
Did you hide the thread for your blue and green builds?
Can't seem to find it?
David, I still have to finish the silver build then I'll show all three.     Rudy
I'm Rudy's camera man, and I'll be out of town for a little while, so it's looking like it's my fault you'll have to wait to see Rudy's builds. :(

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 02, 2016, 06:19:34 AM
I was able to rework the  bridge screws this weekend.
For those of you that had fitment issues, PM me your name, address, and number of sets, and I'll get a new set out to you.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: wascallywabit on May 03, 2016, 07:43:24 AM
Tom, I'll take a set of new style black plates if you have any left.

Ed


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: cbar45 on May 03, 2016, 11:26:45 AM
Couldn't resist putting a 4/0 together using whatever parts were on hand.

This one is bone-stock running steel gears, stainless bars, and Tom's side plates.

Assembly was straightforward--no issues.

The plates are very nice and well worth the cost.

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c100/unchained_colors/Mobile%20Uploads/20160503_063434.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/unchained_colors/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160503_063434.jpg.html)

Chad


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on May 03, 2016, 11:32:03 AM
Couldn't resist putting a 4/0 together using whatever parts were on hand.

This one is bone-stock running steel gears, stainless bars, and Tom's side plates.

Assembly was straightforward--no issues.

The plates are very nice and well worth the cost.

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c100/unchained_colors/Mobile%20Uploads/20160503_063434.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/unchained_colors/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160503_063434.jpg.html)


Chad




sometimes beauty is on the simple things, this reel looks gorgeous, black and chrome, maybe a black bigger knob and you're set


-- Alex


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: STRIPER LOU on May 03, 2016, 11:40:20 AM
She's a beauty Chad and your correct, the workmanship on the side plates is excellent!

Hey, wanted to let you know I had a small scrap of the stabilized wood to play with. Turns up nicely on the lathe but definitely different than the Acrylic and its hard to believe its even more expensive !!!
Regards, ..  Lou


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on May 03, 2016, 02:56:40 PM
 That's a beautiful reel Chad. I especially like the low profile "D" shaped lugs. I believe those are only found on the earliest 113H models.

 Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on May 03, 2016, 03:19:50 PM
Nice!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: cbar45 on May 04, 2016, 12:54:39 AM
Thanks Daron!

Ted,
I'm with you on those lugs--they make for a nice clean look, thought the newer ones are slightly beefier. Just wish they came in stainless.

Lou,
Thanks, I was wondering if you ever got the chance to follow up on that. From what I've seen of your acrylic knobs, I'm sure the stabilized will have the same level of craftsmanship. Got any photos?

Alex,
Good idea on the knob. As Henry Ford wrote, you can have any color you want as long as it's black!...(and silver)...;)





Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Keta on May 04, 2016, 05:23:51 AM
Thanks Daron!

Ted,
I'm with you on those lugs--they make for a nice clean look, thought the newer ones are slightly beefier. Just wish they came in stainless.

They can be cut, PM me the dimensions you want.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: DaBigOno on May 04, 2016, 07:02:44 AM

Simplicity at its finest!  

Thats really some nice work Chad  ;)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on May 04, 2016, 11:20:42 AM
Couldn't resist putting a 4/0 together using whatever parts were on hand.

This one is bone-stock running steel gears, stainless bars, and Tom's side plates.

Assembly was straightforward--no issues.

The plates are very nice and well worth the cost.

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c100/unchained_colors/Mobile%20Uploads/20160503_063434.jpg) (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/unchained_colors/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160503_063434.jpg.html)


very slick.....the butterscotch is by far my favorite stock handle.  I'm hunting Stren Hi Vis gold in 50lb for these.


Chad


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on May 04, 2016, 11:37:09 AM
Chad, do you know Stren Hi-Vis Gold line is actually Orange? I got some on ebay. You might have to look under catfish mono line.      Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on May 04, 2016, 11:46:31 AM
Hey Rudy , this is me hunting it. The original HI VIS Gold actually is more yellow than orange; I just bought some Catfish Orange also because the Gold is very hard to come by. I'll post a pic this weekend but you are correct the Catfish is rather orange. Which raises a bigger question...am I actually going fishing or matching a tie to a suit???


Lord. I think I need a cane pole....


John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on May 04, 2016, 11:59:48 AM
John, I have a couple of reels with the Hi-Vis Gold that is over 8 years old & it is the same color as the new catfish line (orange). I was in contact with Stren about a year ago to find out if they had any old stock. It's all gone, they said I have to use the catfish line. There aren't many colors that will match it but that hi-vis "orange" sure is visible day or night. At night when you shine any kind of light at it, it looks like it has lights in it. I haven't found anything brighter day or night. I'm sure you wouldn't want to wear a tie that color ;D ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on May 04, 2016, 12:42:10 PM
Noted....and you are correct sir, I'm too big and ugly for an orange suit!!! lmao


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RonRico on May 04, 2016, 08:29:36 PM
OK, I'll bite!  ;D

I'll take one set of old type plates in blue, if available.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on May 04, 2016, 09:50:16 PM
Where you been Rico?
You have to stay in touch to get the latest and greatest.
Tom has been delivering the goods! Born in the USA Baby!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRxAs3YZjcc&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: napilimaui on May 04, 2016, 10:53:28 PM
Thanks Tom, I just received side plates today.

Can anyone tell me where those two bronze bushings go? Do I need them?
Thanks in advance,
Max


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on May 04, 2016, 11:56:07 PM
You can use them in place of the bearings less chance of problems if you don't service your reel often.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 05, 2016, 05:53:49 PM
It has been brought to my attention that some of the colors have built up a bit in the bearing pocket of the right side plate.
Try putting both the plate and the bearing in the freezer for about 15 minutes. I found it made installing and removing much easier.
Tom

Ps. I am out of bronze bushings, so if you have your heart set on them, please let me know.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RonRico on May 05, 2016, 06:23:50 PM
Hello, are any old style plates available?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 05, 2016, 07:14:51 PM
Hello, are any old style plates available?

PM sent


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: wascallywabit on May 05, 2016, 07:47:45 PM
How about new style plates?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RonRico on May 05, 2016, 08:10:43 PM
Look who's getting a set of blue plates!  ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on May 11, 2016, 10:48:15 AM
had been stockpiling a few 113H organ donors in advance of these builds and was focusing on older ones with steel gears, but in a case of cranio-rectal infarction I forgot they had tophats.....what spacer do I need to to tighten up the handle slop?


thanks!

John


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on May 11, 2016, 12:07:39 PM
John,
I had the same concern but I was impatient and decided to put mine together with the top-hat inside the plate. There's no contact and no friction or sign of interference. Maybe Tom designed them this way. Let us know if this works for you too.
-Mike



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on May 11, 2016, 12:20:31 PM
had been stockpiling a few 113H organ donors in advance of these builds and was focusing on older ones with steel gears, but in a case of cranio-rectal infarction I forgot they had tophats.....what spacer do I need to to tighten up the handle slop?


thanks!

John
John, use an 18-970 tension spring & a 9-113h spacing sleeve on top of the drag stack. That's the way a later 113h &113hl are built       Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 12, 2016, 06:15:54 PM
Some of these plates are getting big and taller:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/pescatore1/20160512_215823.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/pescatore1/media/20160512_215823.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 12, 2016, 06:42:50 PM
John,
I had the same concern but I was impatient and decided to put mine together with the top-hat inside the plate. There's no contact and no friction or sign of interference. Maybe Tom designed them this way. Let us know if this works for you too.
-Mike

I tried that and had a no-go situation.  Scott's & EBay parts on the way.  I'm going to use the top hat to put the old reel back together.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on May 12, 2016, 07:52:31 PM
Sorry John...I forgot to mention I have Adam's drag inserts in a Newell gear with a delrin washer under the gear in mine. That might be the difference. Which gear and drag are you using?
Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mhc on May 13, 2016, 01:15:50 AM
Some of these plates are getting big and taller:

Tom must have them in a good pasture Sal - with a bit of luck, and plenty of food, some might fit a 349 in a few months time.  ;D

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on May 13, 2016, 05:22:27 AM
Stock main and carbontex. I need a bunch of other stuff from Scott's for various projects so I'll add it in. No biggy. Let us know what drag numbers you make with that setup.



thanks folks!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RonRico on May 13, 2016, 10:00:35 AM
Got my plates in, WOW!  ;D

They are simply amazing!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: broadway on May 13, 2016, 11:30:42 AM
Hey Sal,
   Whatcha got there? Looks like your jig master and 113h is all grow up now.  ::)
Sweet stuff!
Dom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 13, 2016, 02:12:09 PM
Hey Sal,
   Whatcha got there? Looks like your jig master and 113h is all grow up now.  ::)
Sweet stuff!
Dom
Yup!...you are the blame for fattening them up ;D.
Thanks again buddy. ;)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rick Lyons on May 14, 2016, 01:35:24 PM
A big thank you to Tom, these side plates are awesome!
No pics yet, waiting on a couple more parts.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 17, 2016, 05:23:03 PM
Pics of my son's old school classic with Ted's awesome bars holding together Tom's awesome blue Cortez side plates.  I am officially in the que for Ted's next run. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: anglingarchitect on May 17, 2016, 05:49:06 PM
When's the next plate run Tom?



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on May 17, 2016, 05:58:00 PM
that's looking very patriotic, Randy!

Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on May 17, 2016, 06:14:21 PM
We need 112h, 114h, & 115 plates. What's the next run going to be?           Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on May 17, 2016, 06:19:47 PM
Pics of my son's old school classic with Ted's awesome bars holding together Tom's awesome blue Cortez side plates.  I am officially in the que for Ted's next run. 


 Wow Randy, you built a sweet reel for your son. One of a kind. Congrats to your lucky son, and you're a darn good dad !!

  Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 17, 2016, 08:37:39 PM
I actually have never owned a 113h.  His was the first I've done, and was part of his birthday loot. He also scored a new Venture Outdoors floatcat.

 I have another set of Tom's plates I am doing a build with.  If I ever get all the parts located.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: wascallywabit on May 23, 2016, 05:32:19 PM
Tom, my plates arrived today. Gorgeous.

Thanks again, Ed


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Bryan Young on May 24, 2016, 09:58:56 AM
Very nice Randy.  Wow, that combination is amazing.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Marcq on May 24, 2016, 04:29:12 PM
Wow!! Awesome 8)

Marc..


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 24, 2016, 11:38:36 PM
I put together two sets of red sideplates, one old style the other new style.  I had previously upgraded three 4/0 special senators with sleeves and gear sets, tiburon t4Nk .  One of them is old style.
The old style frame was built on a newer 4/0 and using the inner trim ring came out looking great and everything functioning with the new PC bridge.  Great freespool too.
The new style frame was on an older 4/0 with the external access drags, using the top hat. 
Got the new bridge and all the guts installed, left side plate, spool, right side plate, OOPS. Top hat doesn't fit?
I need a spacer!  Damn, all the parts I have around here and I do not have a spare spacer for a 4/0 reel? 
eBay had one shipped for $5 so I ordered it, be here in a week.
Tomorrow I will start on my 4/0 WEX frame and spool, see where that goes.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: BryanC on May 25, 2016, 05:59:18 AM
I received the last pieces I needed to assembly my reel in the mail on Monday, and went ahead and put it together Monday evening.  Here are the upgrade parts I installed:
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii217/bcraighrst/DSC_0537_zpsirxkhqxr.jpg)
  • Tiburon frame and spool (which I had already been using with standard Penn components)
  • Tom's plates and goodie bag
  • SS gear sleeve
  • Alan C's SS double dog bridge
  • Keta's lug blanks
  • Adam's drag insert kit and drag star

Here is the assembled reel:
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii217/bcraighrst/DSC_0544_zps8ezhkkvo.jpg)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii217/bcraighrst/DSC_0562_zpsn87gzuw5.jpg)

It still has stock gears and a Penn 24-349H handle.  I think the gears will probably last quite a long time, and I prefer the 3.25 gear ratio rather than something higher.  A handle upgrade would look good and I may do that at some point, but I find the throw length of this handle to be perfect for me, and the grip feels good in my hand.

I was able to get 28 lb of drag, tested on my drag scale.  I could get about 21.5-22 with the stock drag washers, so it is a noticeable increase.  I intend to fish it at 18-20 lb anyway.

The reel went together without a hitch.  The only "tuning" I needed to perform was a bit of light filing on the inside of the thick top washer that came with the drag insert kit.  It was a little too tight to slide over the SS gear sleeve that I used, but a few strokes of a file cured that, and it is still a nice tight fit.

It is great that all these upgrades are available to us.  Thank you to Tom, Alan C, Adam & Keta for making these upgrade parts, and also Sal and others for the part testing and innovations, and of course Alan T for making this all possible!



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: anglingarchitect on May 25, 2016, 07:42:28 AM
Finally got the objects of my desire 3 new 113h pro challenger bridges, so i can get started on my builds, very excited.

Black plates Silver frame,and an all red one.

That green ones a beauty, like that star.

mark


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 25, 2016, 12:48:49 PM
Very nice reel Bryan, looks great and will fish even better.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: p-deverett on May 25, 2016, 01:05:43 PM
Bryan, reel looks great.
What size star did you use? 3" or 2.75"

Thanks Peter


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: BryanC on May 25, 2016, 01:52:59 PM
Bryan, reel looks great.
What size star did you use? 3" or 2.75"

Thanks Peter

Thanks!  That is a 2.75" drag star.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on May 25, 2016, 06:09:16 PM
Here is my finished Hawaiian Wide. All it needs now is the second generation gears.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 25, 2016, 06:34:21 PM
Nice job Mike.


I now own my first ever 113, a Tiburon narrow 113 with Tom's plates. (pics later). Really love this one.

 Unfortunately when I tilt the reel to the handle side the spool rubs.  Does this mean I need to locate the dreaded shim to move the handle side bearing out toward the center?  If so, how thick do you go?





Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Marcq on May 25, 2016, 06:36:06 PM
Wow!!! Those look awesome   :o

Marc..


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on May 25, 2016, 06:41:36 PM
Show us a picture of the spool. It could be the bridge screws rubbing. Maybe they are to long. The spool on the wide isn't a problem but my jigmaster with Tom's plates was I had to file the screws down to flush with the plate to get clearance.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on May 25, 2016, 06:50:31 PM
+2 on checking the bridge screws first. Don't dread the shim too much. McMaster-Carr sells some really nice shims (Type 316 Stainless Steel Round Shim, 0.005" Thick, 1/4" ID, 3/8" OD.) You can get different thicknesses and the right one (or combination) will get you dialed in.
-Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 25, 2016, 06:58:12 PM
Omigosh Mike, you nailed it.  Thanks.  After you mentioned it I remembered you had posted something about that.

I swapped the old screws back in and it's good to go.  Can we grind them to shorten them?

Mike and Mike coming up with answers !!   ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 25, 2016, 07:01:24 PM
Yes and it didn't happen if there's no pics?  Maybe you haven't built it yet! These sideplate builds are the most awesome eye candy and if I can't see what your doing with them? Well there's just  no point to this thread so don't be stingy post em up!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on May 25, 2016, 07:10:26 PM
Finding the right handle and star that goes with the reel is the hard part. It also has to be functional at the same time.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on May 25, 2016, 07:48:33 PM
Awesome Builds Bryan and Mike!
Solid work there.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 25, 2016, 08:04:58 PM
Yes and it didn't happen if there's no pics?  Maybe you haven't built it yet! These sideplate builds are the most awesome eye candy and if I can't see what your doing with them? Well there's just  no point to this thread so don't be stingy post em up!

Well, I picked up one of those antique hand crank grinders Sal posted about for $15, a 113h with a steel gear for $15, and a 1970's 12 speed girls bike for my daughter the other day at a garage sale, all for $70 total.  

Tomorrow I'm going to grind the screws and then put it back together, and then I'll post it up David.  ;D

EDIT:  I do need a shim it turns out. Even with stock screws its rubbing a tiny bit.  I don't have time to work on it (work calls).


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on May 25, 2016, 08:30:25 PM
I have a technique for grinding screws. (Sorry, no pictures) I drill a hole in a piece of doweling and put the screw through it and then I put a nut on the end with a thread or two exposed beyond the nut. This simulates the finished thickness and gives you a better grip. This also protects the threads and your fingers (keeps you from burning them). I grind off a thread or two on the bench grinder then clean it up with a dremel. I'll dress the last thread also if exposed. Unscrewing the nut restores any distorted thread near the end. Finally I give the last thread a final dressing with the dremel if necessary. I start long and test until it's just right. You can dial in the jig by grinding the nut a little thinner or you can shorten the dowel a little. I like a little chamfer on the final thread. These little holders will burn and melt (sometimes I use plastic) and the nuts get thinner if I'm being aggressive. So I just keep them laying around and I mix and match dowels and nut to find the length I want. You can also shim the nut out with washers but I don't bother.
Have fun
-Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on May 26, 2016, 04:42:28 AM
That Hawaiian wide is bad to the bone. nice handle match.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: BryanC on May 26, 2016, 06:36:22 AM
I got a handle arm and knob on ebay and decided to put them on this reel.
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii217/bcraighrst/photo%2013_zpsobcphpkx.jpg)

The knob seemed too big to me at first, but it is starting to grow on me.  I think I will try fishing it like this and see how it works out.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on May 26, 2016, 06:42:53 AM
I have the same arm without the knob. I will use it with Alans 113 narrow when it gets finished.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 26, 2016, 02:17:57 PM
Thanks Pacrat for the info, I'm sure I'll use it.  Just in case I ordered a package of the shims.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 28, 2016, 04:27:28 PM
I had a couple tiburon framed 4/0 I upgraded with hot rod parts last year just waiting for aToms Plates.
One is the old style and uses the inner trim ring, the other is new style and has no rings. I didn't bother with step by step pics as we have a ton of those posts.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 28, 2016, 04:29:28 PM
Another view


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on May 28, 2016, 04:39:47 PM
David,
That red 4/0 with the chrome looks classy. I never cared for the old style Tib frames with both chrome rings but those single rings are unique and just right.
-Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on May 28, 2016, 04:42:37 PM
Great looking reel! 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Marcq on May 28, 2016, 04:47:26 PM
David,
That red 4/0 with the chrome looks classy. I never cared for the old style Tib frames with both chrome rings but those single rings are unique and just right.
-Mike

X2 very well matched

Marc..


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 28, 2016, 05:04:09 PM
David I like that strip of shiny on there.  Both are nice.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 28, 2016, 09:42:39 PM
These both feature all the latest greatest internals as well and these will be my local albacore reels, all I need is for the albacore to come back!
The single chrome ring does give a nice contrast to the otherwise all red scheme.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on May 29, 2016, 07:25:16 AM
The single chrome ring does give a nice contrast to the otherwise all red scheme.
Exactly!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 29, 2016, 07:30:11 AM
I keep going back and looking at these reels over and over.  Now I want green and red too.

David are those knurled bearing knobs from Tom?  I have three in a bag and thought they were for jigmasters. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on May 29, 2016, 08:52:40 AM
They will fit allot of different plates. The 113 4/0 plates Tom just made. The accurate covers for the squidder magnum,jigmaster plates and 113 4/0 plates. Also Tom's custom squidder side plates.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on May 29, 2016, 09:04:31 AM
I keep going back and looking at these reels over and over.  Now I want green and red too.

David are those knurled bearing knobs from Tom?  I have three in a bag and thought they were for jigmasters. 


  Yes Randy, I had a few extras too and installed on a couple of Tom's 4/0 plates.....Toms knurled bearing cup fits his jigmasters and 4/0's

 Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on May 29, 2016, 11:35:00 AM
Thanks for the info guys.  Since I only recently acquired the 113h's I'm learning new stuff everyday.

I have been going to my binder of reel schematics and finding cross fitting parts between jigmasters and 113h's.  Saved myself a few bucks since I already had springs, etc.

I kind of like the smooth look better without the knurled knob on my narrow.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 29, 2016, 01:32:32 PM
Dave, you messed me up with that red reel, now I need to hunt older style frames.

What a difference those rings make...love it!

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on May 29, 2016, 01:52:52 PM
Dave, you messed me up with that red reel, now I need to hunt older style frames.

What a difference those rings make...love it!

Sal

I know Sal, you get your hands on Toms beautiful plates and suddenly your frame hunting again, I'm looking for a 4/0 accurate or Tiburon frame and spool to match up with my blue side plates, I'd like to find a topless gold frame and spool, hunting is tedious, I found an old school full frame tiburon but can't decide if that's the route I want to go.  Fortunately I'm almost out of Toms side plates so the hunting will end sometime.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: handi2 on May 29, 2016, 03:36:16 PM
I just missed a set of Accurate side plates for $85.00 shipped on my local fishing forum. Silver too. Just what I needed.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 29, 2016, 05:48:33 PM
I just missed a set of Accurate side plates for $85.00 shipped on my local fishing forum. Silver too. Just what I needed.
I still have inventory of the old style in all colors.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: handi2 on May 30, 2016, 02:47:19 PM
I just missed a set of Accurate side plates for $85.00 shipped on my local fishing forum. Silver too. Just what I needed.
I still have inventory of the old style in all colors.

When the used frame I purchased gets here I will let you know. It was local and I don't know which style frame it is.

Keith


The 113H Tibron frame I got is the new style.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: anglingarchitect on May 30, 2016, 03:41:40 PM
A couple of progress photos.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Ron Jones on May 30, 2016, 07:48:03 PM
I really like the rings, makes the reel pop. Can't wait to hear how these fish.
Ron


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on June 02, 2016, 10:26:27 AM
beautiful Work Tom, this reel will have a lot of attention eventho doesnt have the alloy frame

still beatiful with a graphite half frame

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/alextellofotos/1%20Reel%20repair/IMAG5473%20ss_zpsdflnhfg6.jpg)


(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/alextellofotos/1%20Reel%20repair/P1070856%20ss_zpsze3elo9x.jpg)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: anglingarchitect on June 02, 2016, 07:23:34 PM
Toms plates make any reel look good.

mark


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on June 02, 2016, 07:36:12 PM
Guys What size of the hex Keys did you used to tighten the screws?
I have a set of metric sizes but I dont think they are metric sized?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: BryanC on June 03, 2016, 05:52:27 AM
Guys What size of the hex Keys did you used to tighten the screws?
I have a set of metric sizes but I dont think they are metric sized?

FWIW, I used three different sizes.  The smallest was for the clicker spring.  One size up from that for the side plate screws.  And one more size up for the bridge screws.  Not sure of the sizes though.  I just rooted around in my drawer of hex keys until I found ones that fit.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mhc on June 03, 2016, 06:21:07 AM
I used a 5/64" for the clicker screws, 3/32" for the side plate screws and 7/64" for the bridge screws.

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on June 03, 2016, 08:32:04 AM
I used a 5/64" for the clicker screws, 3/32" for the side plate screws and 7/64" for the bridge screws.

Mike

thanks Mike, I knew it, they are SAE sizes


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: PacRat on June 03, 2016, 10:32:06 AM
I like these from McMaster Carr. They could be shortened but I like them long as they act like a torque wrench. I tighten until the shaft flexes a bit. When I loosen a screw it makes a crisp little snap as the screw cracks loose. Also, I grip the shaft between my finger tips and I can spin these real quickly in or out with a lot more finesse than a screwdriver. What I really like about using this technique is that I can feel any resistance and stop before damaging anything. Once the screw is fully seated I torque down on it until the shaft flexes a little.
-Mike

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah30/mwhelm/fishing%20reel/Tools/0f1d8439-4999-40ad-a4eb-cfcea2d8c7b8_zps5vpwojwb.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/mwhelm/media/fishing%20reel/Tools/0f1d8439-4999-40ad-a4eb-cfcea2d8c7b8_zps5vpwojwb.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah30/mwhelm/fishing%20reel/Tools/20160603_110256_zpsvxc5s1sx.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/mwhelm/media/fishing%20reel/Tools/20160603_110256_zpsvxc5s1sx.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on June 03, 2016, 12:40:20 PM
I have same Eklind brand Mike, except mine has a solid T-bar handle.

This one came from Stellar Industrial Supply.

  Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on June 03, 2016, 03:20:39 PM
nice, I will try to find those drivers, they look pretty cool and bet they work even better.

thanks again Mike



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: swill88 on June 03, 2016, 03:25:44 PM
nice, I will try to find those drivers, they look pretty cool and bet they work even better.

thanks again Mike



got this on on ebay... good quality German made... good seller too...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wiha-54008-7-64-Soft-Grip-Ball-End-Hex-SAE-Dual-Drive-T-handle-/162002542233?hash=item25b81a9e99:g:Q2wAAOSwmmxW4PKZ


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on June 14, 2016, 07:59:36 PM
I still have inventory on the old style plates in Ice Blue, Silver, Black, and Green.
I'll be listing them on Ebay this week, so if you are on the fence on these, please let me know.
Thanks!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Yogi_fish808 on June 18, 2016, 05:26:08 PM
Finally got around to getting a donor reel for the needed parts going into my Ice blues. Was stoked that I found a 113hlw with SS gears and sleeve. The current frame, spool and handle are just to test fit...to make it into the reel it can be I need a shiny new T4W kit and one of the bosses SS handles. Can't wait to finish this build and hook up to a big trevally!


(http://i.imgur.com/EVSoqxdl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/f6DFlJdl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ly7iAWsl.jpg)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on June 18, 2016, 05:35:12 PM
Looks great already Yogy...good job!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelfish on June 27, 2016, 04:50:57 PM
Tom side plates on a nice tiburon wide frame

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/alextellofotos/carrretes/113h%20cortez%20special%20Alex/IMAG6035%20ss_zpsy3yqglqw.jpg) (http://s202.photobucket.com/user/alextellofotos/media/carrretes/113h%20cortez%20special%20Alex/IMAG6035%20ss_zpsy3yqglqw.jpg.html)


(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/alextellofotos/carrretes/113h%20cortez%20special%20Alex/IMAG6048%20ss_zps2m9sdovq.jpg) (http://s202.photobucket.com/user/alextellofotos/media/carrretes/113h%20cortez%20special%20Alex/IMAG6048%20ss_zps2m9sdovq.jpg.html)

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/alextellofotos/carrretes/113h%20cortez%20special%20Alex/IMAG6056%20ss_zpsfrrjgjik.jpg) (http://s202.photobucket.com/user/alextellofotos/media/carrretes/113h%20cortez%20special%20Alex/IMAG6056%20ss_zpsfrrjgjik.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RiverAngler on June 27, 2016, 05:43:34 PM
Nice!  I'm still building mine. I need a frame, spool, gearset, and handle. The I'm done.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Vintage Offshore Tackle on June 27, 2016, 09:58:07 PM
What are you looking for specifically (colors, widths, etc.)?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RiverAngler on June 28, 2016, 03:32:40 AM
I don't have the finances yet, but I'll call you when I do.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on June 28, 2016, 07:51:28 PM
A couple of Mark's reels:
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/pescatore1/20160628_131347.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/pescatore1/media/20160628_131347.jpg.html)

Enjoy them Mark!

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: handi2 on June 29, 2016, 02:17:47 PM
I still have inventory on the old style plates in Ice Blue, Silver, Black, and Green.
I'll be listing them on Ebay this week, so if you are on the fence on these, please let me know.
Thanks!
Tom


Tom did you get the email from me wanting some of the old style 113H side plates?

Keith


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on June 29, 2016, 06:23:17 PM
Keith, I think Tom went on a little fishing trip.  He'll be back soon.  Today?  I'm talking to him too re: some side plates.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: twotone on July 09, 2016, 08:00:36 PM
With Tom's side plates any reel will look fantastic. With that said, we are seeing some very beautiful builds here on A.T. From stock to tricked out hot-rods.
 I love seeing everyone's take on their builds. Same reel but their own design.

Here's a T4W Tib from Randy Pauly, with stock parts on the inside.
The Sting (Velvet Red Ant) it,s actually a wasp.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/Reel/Red-Velvet-Ants-Facts-Giant-Male-Sting-and-Diet-Photo-courtesy-Jason-Wilcox-McDavid-Florida_zpsewupxksn.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/Reel/Red-Velvet-Ants-Facts-Giant-Male-Sting-and-Diet-Photo-courtesy-Jason-Wilcox-McDavid-Florida_zpsewupxksn.jpg.html)

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/Reel/20160709_161154_zpsn9dxnmvf.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/Reel/20160709_161154_zpsn9dxnmvf.jpg.html)

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/Reel/20160709_161255_zpsv9n8rvi9.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/Reel/20160709_161255_zpsv9n8rvi9.jpg.html)

Next up AF-113R frame from Broadway Dom, purchase here on A.T. over a year ago. Along with a MaxOut clamp.
Thanks Dom this baby has been waiting for the right stuff. The guts are with the all latest goods from Adam and Alan C.



(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/Reel/20160709_181219_zpsx4bbbwtz.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/Reel/20160709_181219_zpsx4bbbwtz.jpg.html)


(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/Reel/20160709_181449_zpsi8dtakhp.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/Reel/20160709_181449_zpsi8dtakhp.jpg.html)

 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: David Hall on July 09, 2016, 08:52:52 PM
Those parts sure make a great looking reel, really like that wasp.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on July 10, 2016, 07:08:40 AM
Nice additions to the show twotone!

I need that ProGear handle for one of my projects.... 8)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on July 10, 2016, 08:27:45 AM
Anthony, those are some very slick looking reels. Great color combinations. I love the topless wide version, and also the clean look on the other with the Keta lug blanks........ Can't wait to see Tom's next creation for us to customize  :D :D

  Ted


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Yogi_fish808 on July 10, 2016, 09:51:42 AM
The velvet red ant theme reel looks damn good. Love all the 113h builds our guys have put together.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: spc7669 on July 10, 2016, 01:12:57 PM
Tom,

I'm new here so I missed out on this deal when you began the thread. If you should do another run that will fit current production Tiburon frames, I would love a set in green.

Patrick


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on July 10, 2016, 01:22:29 PM
Great looking reel!

Andy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on August 06, 2016, 09:11:27 PM
I finally got around to putting a set of Tom's plates on one my Tanks.
This was an older 113H as the donor. It had a top hat , so I  couldn't finish it up without a spacer sleeve. If anyone has one..
 I am in need. I checked High and Low. I don't have one.
I used third generation Black Pearl gears and an insert from Adam.
I originally bought the plates for this reel, so I'm sticking to the plan. Ice Blue meets Cobalt Blue.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on August 07, 2016, 12:32:55 AM
Looks good Daron, even if the color combo does cross my eyes a little.   ;D ;D     Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on August 07, 2016, 06:07:53 AM
Nice job Daron. Me and Ted actually like the Cobalt Blue, unfortunately, not many others did, so that color got left out :-\


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on August 07, 2016, 06:28:33 PM
I finally got around to putting a set of Tom's plates on one my Tanks.
This was an older 113H as the donor. It had a top hat , so I  couldn't finish it up without a spacer sleeve. If anyone has one..
 I am in need. I checked High and Low. I don't have one.
I used third generation Black Pearl gears and an insert from Adam.
I originally bought the plates for this reel, so I'm sticking to the plan. Ice Blue meets Cobalt Blue.



I think I have a spacer. will check tomorrow.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: twotone on August 07, 2016, 07:07:00 PM
Tom sorry you missed out. If could do it over I would have done more new style plates, so versatile meaning the side plates work with more the frames.

Yep I'm really liking Blue the SH.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on September 13, 2016, 07:33:51 AM
Tom:

     What is the plan for more new style 4/0 side plates? 

Thanks!

Andy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on September 13, 2016, 08:50:41 AM
Tom:

     What is the plan for more new style 4/0 side plates? 

Thanks!

Andy

There's not really any plan going forward Andy.
If there is enough interest, I can put something in the works.
I have a few more projects that will be side plates only. After that pretty much everything will be full kits with our own frames to lighten up the load and control tolerances and fitment.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on September 13, 2016, 10:10:12 AM
What kind of plates :) ?????


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on September 13, 2016, 10:43:29 AM
What kind of plates :) ?????

;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on September 13, 2016, 10:58:20 AM
I could use a couple more new style 4/0 plates.     Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rick Lyons on September 15, 2016, 04:32:04 AM
If you're looking for interest, I'd take two sets of new style side plates.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Swami805 on September 23, 2016, 06:03:11 PM
I'd be good for a few sets of plates too. Thanks
Sheridan


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Lowprofile on September 30, 2016, 08:08:41 PM
I'd take two new styles


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Jakejames on September 30, 2016, 09:07:18 PM
If you can hold 2 sets for me also.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: fishforfun on January 07, 2017, 08:46:27 PM
I could use a few new style plates also.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RUSTY OLD COLT on January 13, 2017, 10:31:16 AM
  I could use a set of the new style 4/0 sideplates


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: spc7669 on January 13, 2017, 12:17:25 PM
I need a set of green plates that do not have the harness lug cutouts.
Patrick


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: TongassFisher on February 23, 2017, 01:45:34 PM
I need a set of green plates that do not have the harness lug cutouts.
Patrick


I second this request. I'd love one set of green side plates without the lug cut outs for a new style Tiburon frame please!

Thank you,

Trevor Kellar

Trevorkellar@yahoo.com


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on February 23, 2017, 05:37:43 PM

 The lug cutout is on the Tiburon frame too and would look funny with nothing in that slit IMO. Lee sells nice lug blanks that fill in the spot and clean as can be, so no reason to eliminate that lug notch, and it'll make adding lugs an option for any future owner. Just a thought.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Tightlines666 on February 23, 2017, 08:03:00 PM

 The lug cutout is on the Tiburon frame too and would look funny with nothing in that slit IMO. Lee sells nice lug blanks that fill in the spot and clean as can be, so no reason to eliminate that lug notch, and it'll make adding lugs an option for any future owner. Just a thought.

X2

I had the same thought.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: ErikH on March 04, 2017, 05:41:26 AM
If gauging interest, I'll take two sets.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: twotone on March 05, 2017, 07:57:47 PM
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/20170305_194726_zpsxss7ct7i.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/20170305_194726_zpsxss7ct7i.jpg.html)

I was saving these plates for Teds 113hn kit.

Patience pays off.

Thx again R.P. for the spool and handle.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Tightlines666 on March 05, 2017, 09:13:03 PM
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/20170305_194726_zpsxss7ct7i.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/20170305_194726_zpsxss7ct7i.jpg.html)

I was saving these plates for Teds 113hn kit.

Patience pays off.

Thx again R.P. for the spool and handle.

Thats a pretty one!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: STRIPER LOU on March 06, 2017, 05:53:44 AM
That is SWEET!!! :o  Nice color combo.
.....Lou


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on March 06, 2017, 01:08:48 PM

 Nice reel Anthony.

  The old style plates look awesome with the slotted bars.

  How bout a head on shot of that green goblin


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: twotone on March 08, 2017, 07:22:54 PM
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/Reel/20170308_1655011_zpswlzar8er.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/Reel/20170308_1655011_zpswlzar8er.jpg.html)(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p633/doen1/Reel/20170308_165051_zpsmjgim7uq.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/doen1/media/Reel/20170308_165051_zpsmjgim7uq.jpg.html)

Here you go Ted (head shot) !

Yes to pretty to use Tightlines.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on March 08, 2017, 07:24:53 PM
Beautiful, definitely my favorite color combination ...good job!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: steelhead_killer on March 08, 2017, 07:35:39 PM
 :o :o :o Beautiful color combo!

Andy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on March 09, 2017, 11:34:59 PM

 It'll be hard to top that build Anthony.

 Stay tuned, matching green knob might appear out of thin air  ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gfish on April 02, 2017, 10:37:28 AM
This one's for Randy(Rancanfish), 'cause I can't show a photo in the PM section relative to the new plates and the new/old tib. Frames, but please comment if you wanna. Tryin to buy his plates for my T4N, some confusion on my part. Will Tom's newst plates fit?
Gfish


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on April 02, 2017, 11:22:17 AM
If your frame has cut outs, the side plates with cut outs will not work.

 The lugs would float in the cut out.

I can't see in your pic, sorry.

I wish the plates were referred to as cut out / not cut out.  I can't keep up with new style frame, old style frame, new style plates, old style plates.

Some of the guys have it all down, I'm not so lucky.  I think I messed up a deal I made earlier and I don't want a repeat with one of the Ohana.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 02, 2017, 12:28:43 PM
Gfish, the frame you are showing in the right side of the photo will fit the new style CC plates.          Rudy              


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on April 02, 2017, 12:31:35 PM
Rudy, with NO lug cut outs right?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on April 02, 2017, 01:57:45 PM
I go by the lip on the outer edge of the frame. The older style Tib & the Accurate frames are flat across the ends of the frame. New style CC plates will fit old style Tib & Accurate frames if you reuse the original inner rings. Old style CC plates only fit older style Tib & Accurate frames. The new style CC plates have a step machined in the inner edge to fit into the new style frame or install inner rings on the new style CC plates to use them on older style Tib or Accurate frames. Just look for the step on the plates or the lip on the frames for the new style system.              Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gfish on April 02, 2017, 05:14:24 PM
Thanks much Rudy! Looks like a go Randy. If you'ed like to sell 'em to me, PM me instructions, please. Mabey we were over- thinkin it, or perhaps it was the way it was written at the beginning of this thread?...
Gfish


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: vilters on April 12, 2017, 11:55:21 AM
Question for Tom, probably been asked/answered already, but here goes:
how come no more plates in black? too difficult/expensive to produce, or not enough demand? either way, these are great, and I'm very happy with ALL of my cortez conversions products. THANKS Tom!!!!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 12, 2017, 02:18:59 PM
Choosing colors is always tough.
Black is usually a hard sell, especially to those who are really fishing their gear. The dark colors show every nick, scratch, dent, and ding. While I love all the shelfies, I really do want to see this stuff fished! My productions runs are small and so having a myriad of colors is not cost effective. It would also be impossible to keep any one color in stock.
I added red and skipped the black this go around. Maybe if there is another run I'll bring back the black by demand!
Thank you,
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gfish on April 12, 2017, 02:33:15 PM
Tom, is it to early to put in a request for a pair of silver side plates for the Tib. T4N "new style" frame(1-set)?
This request relative to your post on Randy's Vintage Offshore Tackle where he answered my post about same. Red's OK too and cosmetically challenged no biggie.
Gfish


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 13, 2017, 03:13:12 PM
Tom, is it to early to put in a request for a pair of silver side plates for the Tib. T4N "new style" frame(1-set)?
This request relative to your post on Randy's Vintage Offshore Tackle where he answered my post about same. Red's OK too and cosmetically challenged no biggie.
Gfish

Hello Gfish,
It would be too difficult to keep multiple lists of who wants what. The whole logic behind the website is to have one central location for all inventory. Makes it harder for me to screw up! ;D
Even after saying that, last week I still had a snafu for a customer who was able to order and pay for more items than what was in actual inventory. I gladly refunded the extra payment, but still, it feels bad.
I will announce when the plates are ready and up on the site for purchase.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Shark Hunter on April 13, 2017, 10:03:52 PM
No reason to feel bad Tom.
You provide a valuable service that no other person on this earth can do like you.
Your quality and perfection are second to none.
We all hit bumps in the road.
It Happens.
Your products speak Volumes my friend. ;)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gfish on April 14, 2017, 04:49:49 PM
X2, Tom n' Daron. Just put together my first full-fledged " tank" usin' your JM plates Tom. They arrived yesterday. Just about as cool as it can get for a penn reel. Now in the process a maggin it 'cause the bearings work so darn good! Hmmm, my tendency is ta write down every upgrade done, plus all line info., with dates, ona label somewhere on the frame 'er side, mabey NOT THIS TIME!

Thought I 'd get on the 4/0 plates asap 'cause I' m usually behind others and I know some people order a-lot at once(which's what I'd do if built reels for other folks).

There's so much art produced on this Forum and it just keeps gettin' better...
Thanks for sending my Easter gift Tom!
Gfish


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Rancanfish on April 14, 2017, 06:31:32 PM
That is a sweet looking reel Gfish!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: sdlehr on April 14, 2017, 09:22:53 PM
Gfish, I see you're epoxying washers onto the left side plate for the magnets. What is the circular object around the washers? Or have you stacked washers to get the magnets closer to the spool?


Sid


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gfish on April 14, 2017, 10:39:00 PM
I stacked the washers big, then small then ended up stackin 2 magnets on each. Works but not as good as 4 single washer/mags spread out like I had in the original penn plate. Tom's plates are several mm's deeper than the penn. May need to slow it more, with another combo. Only field testin's gonna tell for sure!

Update: works fine with two magnets stacked.
Gfish


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 02, 2017, 04:54:15 PM
I have three of the four colors in my possession, just waiting for the reds.
Now here's where things are going to get even more confusing! There are two reds based on the new and old style colors.
They each are a close match to the original red color. So if you order a new Tib style and an original old style set they will be different shades of red.
I'm hoping to pick them up Friday, so expect to see all them on the website Monday!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gfish on May 03, 2017, 06:39:25 AM
Personally, I'm not really concerened about color/coordinating, etc. They look like a quality american designed/made product that allows me to strengthen my reel by replacing plastic with metal, same as those JM plates I got now. I get the flashey customizing display thing, but for me, I'd rather it was antique reels as shelf princesses, if I's gonna display 'em. The Antiques look cool but usually don't fish as well as modern stuff. BTW, my tib. frames a new style.
Gfish


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 07, 2017, 04:29:42 PM
Thanks for all your patience everyone.
The 113H side plates are now available online!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Swami805 on May 07, 2017, 04:53:42 PM
Do Maxed Out parts use the old or new style?


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on May 07, 2017, 05:56:08 PM
Old style. But you might be able to use the new style if you use a set of Penn inner rings.                Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Dan-J on May 08, 2017, 04:27:22 AM
Just placed my order  ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Dan-J on May 11, 2017, 11:00:55 AM
I received my side plates this morning.   And they came with matching bridge screws  ;D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gfish on May 13, 2017, 08:01:45 AM
Yeah, just got mine 2 days ago. For me, the hardware they come with really makes it well worth the the $. Just hadda cut and smooth off the bridge plate screws, 'bout an 1/8" as per an eariler post and tweak the tail-plate click spring a bit to make it hold on to the pawl in "click mode. Otherwise went toghther without a hitch. Gonna "dead bait" troll tomorrow with it, if I can escape all the traps of terra-firma domestic responsibilities, with my assignment oriented spouse on the Island now... I make it sound worse than it is, she keeps me steerin it between the lines.
Thank you Tom!

Gfish
 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: TongassFisher on June 12, 2017, 07:28:11 PM
Just got some Blue Cortez plates for my 113h. Are they machined to run double dogs? Sure looks like they are.

Thanks,




Trevor



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: RowdyW on June 12, 2017, 09:59:14 PM
Just got some Blue Cortez plates for my 113h. Are they machined to run double dogs? Sure looks like they are.

Thanks,




Trevor


They are cut for right or left handed reels with single dogs.       Rudy


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: ReelFishingProblems on December 23, 2017, 08:17:58 AM
Tom,
When will you do another run of new style blue 113h side plates?
The new T4NI frame will need a home
Nick


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on December 23, 2017, 09:56:01 AM
The Blue went out of stock this week. I haven't even had a chance to look at the 2018 schedule yet. I still have Silver and Green on the website.
I will tell you all that I will be getting a lot more projects out the door in 2018. More on that later though...

Happy Holidays!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mikeysm on December 23, 2017, 10:25:54 AM
Tom have ever thought of doing penn 118 16/0 side plates.

Mike



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on December 24, 2017, 11:25:49 AM
Tom have ever thought of doing penn 118 16/0 side plates.

Mike


Indeed I have.
Iíve actually been working on a project called the chairmen.
10/0 thru 16/0, maybe even the 9/0. Serialized sets and individual full frame kits.
2018 will bring a lot of new things Iím not quite ready to announce yet,
So stay tuned!
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: thorhammer on December 24, 2017, 12:43:32 PM
Whoa Nelly. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: ReelFishingProblems on January 19, 2018, 02:03:21 AM
Your last posts make much more sense now!
I think weíll all be anxiously waiting all the creations your mad science lab comes up with this year.
Nick


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: rippin_lips on February 10, 2018, 04:34:57 AM
Just got a set of sideplates in the mail. They look great!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gman_WC on April 26, 2018, 06:51:43 PM
Tom, It appears that all of the new style 4/0 side plates are out of stock.
What do you see in the 2018 crystal ball for the 113H?

Thanks
-gary


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on April 27, 2018, 06:22:21 AM
Tom, It appears that all of the new style 4/0 side plates are out of stock.
What do you see in the 2018 crystal ball for the 113H?

Thanks
-gary

I have a new batch at the anodizer now. As soon as I get them back, they will be available.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gman_WC on April 27, 2018, 10:25:13 AM
Thank you sir!  :o

-gary


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 01, 2018, 07:07:17 PM
Ok guys and gals, I just picked up the kits! They will be on the website by Friday.
Thanks,
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on May 01, 2018, 07:31:28 PM

 Saweeet !!


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 02, 2018, 02:58:06 AM
Nice Tom!

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gman_WC on May 02, 2018, 07:05:16 AM
 ;D Great news!

-g


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Swami805 on May 02, 2018, 03:22:32 PM
Hereís a pic of my black and red yts, finally got one to function perfectly. If you look closely I used a Custom finished star and blade from Dom (Broadway) that adds a very unique look. (Nice work Dom). Was wondering if itís possible to anodize side plates like these and if so would anyone else be interested? The picture doesnít do justice to the parts but it would make a very unique reel. Thereís so much variation in color theyíd work on about any frame and every reel would have a one of a kind pattern. Any thoughts? Sheridan


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 02, 2018, 03:28:00 PM
Hereís a pic of my black and red yts, finally got one to function perfectly. If you look closely I used a Custom finished star and blade from Dom (Broadway) that adds a very unique look. (Nice work Dom). Was wondering if itís possible to anodize side plates like these and if so would anyone else be interested? The picture doesnít do justice to the parts but it would make a very unique reel. Thereís so much variation in color theyíd work on about any frame and every reel would have a one of a kind pattern. Any thoughts? Sheridan
You are right Sheridan picture doesn't do justice...where is the pic? :D


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Swami805 on May 02, 2018, 06:00:57 PM
Pic didnít post


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: day0ne on May 02, 2018, 09:23:34 PM
Looks like someone has been heating titanium.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 03, 2018, 03:34:47 AM
Sheridan, you are absolutely correct, those  are not easy to photograph. They do look much better live.
I've done a few assembly using those and was impressed.
Dom also sent me a set ( star and blade) with fish scales...they look great!

I've watched knife making in the past, I'm not sure how these are done, but acid dipping might be involved.
Either way, they look great!

Sal


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Swami805 on May 03, 2018, 05:16:28 AM
The reel so nice I photoed it thrice!  One of these days I'll get this computer thing figured out.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: mhc on May 03, 2018, 05:29:28 AM
The reel so nice I photoed it thrice! 

 ;D It deserves three photos!

Mike


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 03, 2018, 05:39:02 AM
Here is the set I was talking about, also from Broadway!
(https://i.imgur.com/21FucK4.jpg)
I couldn't find it, I had it with my special stuff ;D

Thanks again Dom!

Sal

By the way Sheridan, that handle screw is throwing your set off and it has to go! ...just a problem I have with small details :)


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Swami805 on May 03, 2018, 06:32:23 AM
I concur!  Just got some new ones from penn parts. Just figured out I can save a bundle of money by getting the few small parts I need without buying donor reels. A few springs and screws is all it takes! Slow on the uptake sometimes.  Still looking for a clicker spring to build my CC 349 if someone has an extra


So what do you think side plates in that finish?





Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: xjchad on May 03, 2018, 08:54:48 AM
I concur!  Just got some new ones from penn parts. Just figured out I can save a bundle of money by getting the few small parts I need without buying donor reels. A few springs and screws is all it takes! Slow on the uptake sometimes.  Still looking for a clicker spring to build my CC 349 if someone has an extra


So what do you think side plates in that finish?





Sheridan,
Is it the "C" shaped clicker spring you need, or the dog spring?  I went though the schematics and parts lists and no clicker spring is shown so I'm assuming it's riveted to the side plate like others I've seen. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Swami805 on May 03, 2018, 09:07:50 AM
Yeah itís not on the schematic and one didnít come with the kit. Itís the bid c shapes one the screws into the side plate.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 03, 2018, 09:33:35 AM
Shoot me your address and Iíll get one out to you.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Alto Mare on May 03, 2018, 10:11:04 AM
I concur!  Just got some new ones from penn parts. Just figured out I can save a bundle of money by getting the few small parts I need without buying donor reels. A few springs and screws is all it takes! Slow on the uptake sometimes.  Still looking for a clicker spring to build my CC 349 if someone has an extra


So what do you think side plates in that finish?




I think the plates would look awesome. Iím nit sure it could be done on aluminum plates, but Iím no expert.
I do Think that titanium plates would be crazy expensive...but who knows :-\


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Swami805 on May 03, 2018, 10:59:10 AM
Thanks Tom. I need to order a few things this weekend so thatíll work out


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 05, 2018, 09:50:34 AM
New plate going on the website in a few minutes!

Colors are Silver, Black, Green, Ice Blue and Bordeaux Red(this is the normal deep red).

Tom



Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Gman_WC on May 05, 2018, 12:15:22 PM
In for two (Blue-Green) to support our local custom vendors.  ;)
#10542

-gary


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Maxed Out on May 05, 2018, 12:34:41 PM
New plate going on the website in a few minutes!

Colors are Silver, Black, Green, Ice Blue and Bordeaux Red(this is the normal deep red).

Tom



 Thanks Tom, glad to see all colors available once again and black is back !! Couldn't help myself, had to make the plunge


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 12, 2018, 11:43:55 AM
Thanks Ted,
All the colors, but only a handful of each.


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Toehi on May 18, 2018, 02:25:30 AM
Kind of a dumb question - your old and new versions listed on your site will only work with a one piece aftermarket frame (Tiburon or Accurate)?  I have a couple 4/0's with Newell Broadbill kits that would look good with some alum side plates. 


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Cortez_Conversions on May 18, 2018, 06:17:37 AM
Kind of a dumb question - your old and new versions listed on your site will only work with a one piece aftermarket frame (Tiburon or Accurate)?  I have a couple 4/0's with Newell Broadbill kits that would look good with some alum side plates. 

You could run the new style plates with the inner rings on you broad bills.
The old style will work too, but the milled slots for weight reduction will be visible on the plates.
Tom


Title: Re: Penn 113H 4/0 Aluminum Side Plates.
Post by: Toehi on May 19, 2018, 09:37:02 PM
Thanks for the reply, are you running low on the new style plates in green?  Looking to order 2 sets.