alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Re: MY 349 dog spring
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« on: October 28, 2018, 09:24:33 AM »

  i'm having an issue w/ my cortez 349 build, which i think is a great kit. the dog spring fell out and was damaged. looking at the assembled drive sideplate assy, there is nothing to hold the spring in place on the bridge. any tips? thanks
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 01:18:53 PM »

not trying to jack this thread, but it's specific to this reel kit.  i'm having an issue w/ my cortez 349 build, which i think is a great kit. the dog spring fell out and was damaged. looking at the assembled drive sideplate assy, there is nothing to hold the spring in place on the bridge. any tips? thanks
I looked for one of my pics and couldn't find it anywhere. Could you post a pic of that plate and bridge?

The spring rests on the bridge plate and not the side plate. The bridge plate has a post for the dog and a smaller post for the dog spring .

Sal
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 09:26:37 PM »

yes, the dog and spring each has it's own post on the bridge. however, there is a gap between the sideplate and spring, so it can fall off the post. i made my own spring, which was tight on the post so it stayed put, but it interfered w/ the function of the eccentric. i will remove some metal from the backside of Lee's dog, and have ordered another spring...


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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 02:27:12 AM »

You did a great job on that spring, but the part that slides on the smaller post needs to be round and be snug.
I think the problem you're having is related to the material thickness you've used on that spring.
It is nice, but would give me a hard time as well, trying to make it round at the tip.

Stock springs do just fine on these, but I'm not sure they're available.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 05:25:34 PM »


  Yep, I agree with Sal, the spring needs to wrap tight onto the post or it will fall off. The bend needs to match the curvature of the spring post.

  There are stock springs available on eBay. I think you have to buy 2, but nothing wrong with having a spare
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 05:56:37 PM »

If you need a spring, Vilters —

I can send one out in tomorrow’s mail — N/C.

These are not readily available anymore — but I have some old stock.

Sometimes I add a little grease to the anchor post on these — never hurts on this type of spring.

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 01:14:46 PM »

This post is very helpful to us less knowledgable reel fanatics, thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 04:06:23 PM »

i ordered from the ebay seller, and will get back to the reel when the springs arrive, and make sure it fits snug on the post.  yes a spare is a good thing, and i was glad to find them. thanks for the replies...
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 07:23:20 AM »

Sorry for the extremely late response. If you need to get a hold of me, the best way is direct.

Has this issue been resolved?

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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 09:58:44 PM »

so comparing og sideplate w/ tom's, i found the flat surface opposing the bridge where the spring resides to be less on tom's plate, such that the spring had contact only on the bridge side. i didn't want to rely on the spring staying put on the post by frictional contact, so i glued a piece of aluminum stock to build up that surface. thanks again for the replies. i really like this reel, and am looking forward to getting it wet. this is my 3rd build of one of tom's kits, and they are among my favorite reels. thanks tom, and keep em coming!


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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 03:23:39 PM »

I glued the spring to the bridge when i realized it would fall off.

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