alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Abu 7000 original drag washers - dry, greased or oiled?
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
December 17, 2018, 12:21:59 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Abu 7000 original drag washers - dry, greased or oiled?  (Read 633 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Ruffy
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 140



« on: June 23, 2018, 09:48:12 PM »

Hi guys,
I am sure itís here somewhere but I canít find it. Stock 7000 drag washers that maybe look to be made out of an abestos type material. Are these best run dry, greased or oiled? Not interested in upgrading to carbontex as just getting it going as a cheapie and the drag washers look in pretty good nick. This is an older 7000, brass bushings, no ARB, silent dog, clicking 3 stack drag.

Cheers,
Andrew
Logged
mo65
The Freshwater Kid...Chillicothe, Ohio
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2450


"This ship is filthy Mr. Christian!"


« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 05:37:08 AM »

   If they are "asbestos type material" that would be best ran dry. Leather seems to works best oiled, and of coarse greased for carbon fiber. Cool
Logged

~YOU CAN TUNA GEETAR...BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FEESH~

exp2000
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 704


Broome Western_Australia


WWW
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 06:04:20 AM »

Yeah, I was thinking the same.

The stock drag washers in the old ABu's perform nowhere near as well as the Carbontex Washers.

By greasing them you might sacrifice drag pressure even further.

I nearly always swap them out for Carbontex as the improvement in performance is well worth it
~
Logged
mo65
The Freshwater Kid...Chillicothe, Ohio
Sensei
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2450


"This ship is filthy Mr. Christian!"


« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 06:19:21 AM »

The stock drag washers in the old ABu's perform nowhere near as well as the Carbontex Washers.
By greasing them you might sacrifice drag pressure even further.

   In my experiments greasing brake lining discs(asbestos) actually made them chatter...they were smoother dry. This happened on three different reels, so I know it wasn't a fluke, but it does seem hard to believe. Undecided

   Unless you are wanting to keep a reel original, as a collectible or something, carbon fibers will make it fish much better.


Logged

~YOU CAN TUNA GEETAR...BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FEESH~

basto
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 965



« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 02:08:24 PM »

Hi Andrew
I remember the great Vic McCristal back in the eighties used to put a little graphite powder on the stock 7000 washers to improve the drag.
If you have a soft 6b pencil, you can scrape the core with a pocket knife to get enough graphite powder to do the job. You don't need much and you have to make sure the washers are very dry before rubbing the powder into them.
It worked for me back in the eighties.
Greg
Logged
whalebreath
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 394



« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 03:54:19 PM »

.... Vic McCristal back in the eighties used to put a little graphite powder on the stock 7000 washers to improve the drag.
I remember hearing about that trick at the time but never used it.
Logged
exp2000
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 704


Broome Western_Australia


WWW
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 04:25:55 PM »

Hi Andrew
I remember the great Vic McCristal back in the eighties used to put a little graphite powder on the stock 7000 washers to improve the drag.

Now there's a name!

You're taking me Waaaey back now basto Cheesy

I reckon that this is how the standard Calcutta drags work. The washer surface produces carbon powder which acts as a dry lubricant. I could see this making for a much smoother drag in the ABUs but still nowhere near the stopping power of Carbontex.
~
« Last Edit: June 24, 2018, 04:26:38 PM by exp2000 » Logged
Tiddlerbasher
Photo Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 2402



« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 02:21:53 AM »

X lots - unless it's a shelf queen swap out the drags for greased cf.
Logged
basto
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 965



« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 01:02:32 PM »

Everyone knows that carbontex is the best, but if you read Ruffy`s post, he says he is not interested in upgrading to carbontex.
Logged
Ruffy
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 140



« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2018, 01:21:03 PM »

Thanks Basto. I got the reel for $10 at a lawn sale, itís got some corrosion, the level wind wasnít working and freespool wouldnít engage. I bought it just to have a look inside (never pulled one apart) and see if I could resurrect it; Iíve got other similar sized reels and wonít be keeping it. Itís definitely salvageable, it had half a beach in there, but given the corrosion Iíll probably only get $20-30 for it which is why Iím not going the expense of carbontex. Iíll go the dry with graphite, sounds like a real hot rodders trick!

Cheers,
Andrew
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.209 seconds with 16 queries.