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Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Fin-Nor Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: handi2 on February 27, 2018, 02:13:07 PM



Title: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: handi2 on February 27, 2018, 02:13:07 PM
I got this reel from Randy Pauly. I had a few minutes to take a look.

Here are a few pictures of the gear case and it's 4 bearings. The 2 outer bearings were ruined so I used some rubber sealed bearings packed with grease.

To change gears you push a tab, pull the handle out, swing it around, and put it in the other hole. A tab keeps the handle from coming out of the chromed swing arm.



Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: handi2 on February 27, 2018, 02:18:52 PM
There 2 brass washers and 2 clips that attach to the ends of the gears above the bearings I didn't show.

Left side plate and cam gear assembly.


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: handi2 on February 27, 2018, 02:25:25 PM
Assembly

The brass cam arm has 3 bumps. They go down against the body. The top of the arm fits on a pin.

The cam gear with the bearing in the middle goes on next. There is a locating pin it locks into.

Now the spool slides on followed by the drag pressure plate and the tail plate.


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: handi2 on February 27, 2018, 02:27:48 PM
A couple more.

Shown next to an Avet EXW 50W


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: Donnyboat on February 27, 2018, 04:06:22 PM
Nice work kieth, thanks for showing, interesting, cheers Don.


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: handi2 on February 27, 2018, 04:39:18 PM
Thanks Don,

It would be interesting to change gears while a fish is on :D


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: Carl L on February 27, 2018, 05:02:13 PM
Nice fin-nor, what kinda red grease are you using ?


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: 54bullseye on February 28, 2018, 08:17:17 AM
Keith I also bought a 6/0 two speed from Randy. I took off and cleaned tail plate and clicker assembly and the two speed transmission but I didn't get into drag assembly. Mine runs real nice also I believe mine is a 6/0 wide version yours looks to be also. Here is mine. Neat little reels.   John Taylor


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: 54bullseye on February 28, 2018, 08:19:29 AM
Couple more


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: handi2 on February 28, 2018, 09:39:19 AM
Very nice. There are 9 bearings in these reels.


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: Nasty Wendy on March 05, 2018, 10:47:20 AM
Thanks Don,

It would be interesting to change gears while a fish is on :D

I was thinking the same thing.  Its like juggling a feather, a golf ball, and a bucket of water.


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: 305al on April 03, 2018, 05:07:17 AM
Changing gears is not a problem, like its larger brothers(7.5,9,12/0) you let the spool rest on the anti reverse pawls, which unloads the force on the drive gears, pull out the handle and select the other gear. The gear train is always engaged, you are simply changing which gear is to be driven by the handle.


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: oldmanjoe on April 03, 2018, 11:08:55 AM
Thanks Don,

It would be interesting to change gears while a fish is on :D

I was thinking the same thing.  Its like juggling a feather, a golf ball, and a bucket of water.
    That`s funny  I was thinking the same thing   3 guys in excitement trying to change gears..    mo ,Larry curly


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: UKChris on April 08, 2018, 09:30:59 AM
I have heard (but cannot verify) that it was not unknown for someone to pull the handle right out of the reel body when all keyed up and excited during a fishy battle. Even more alarming, it was (apparently) not unknown for the angler to fling the handle overboard in his surprise! Unless the crew had a spare handle, you then had a major problem on your hands!

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to play with an 'as new' 7/0 and indeed if you are too enthusiastic you can pull the handle right out, overcoming the little stop thingy that ought to prevent this from happening.

But it was a lovely reel and I wanted to put it in my bag and take it home with me  ;)



Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: handi2 on April 08, 2018, 09:51:13 AM
I have 4 more sizes of these reels now. I will post when i can.


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: Rivverrat on April 08, 2018, 10:10:42 AM
Pretty cool reel that I knew nothing about... Jeff


Title: Re: Fin-Nor 6/0 2 Speed
Post by: 54bullseye on April 08, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
I have 4 more sizes of these reels now. I will post when i can.

Keith do you have a 4/0 or 2.5/0 in the two speeds ??  I have the 6/0 , 9/0 , 12/0 but none of the small ones. I do have an old 15/0 Machine Industries Fin-Nor that's a two speed monster and a double handle 15/0 Fin-Nor model G from 1939 also a two speed monster reel .   John Taylor