Hey there guys, this is my first rebuild post online. so to sum it up, i bought this revo stx on ebay for 60$ that had stripped paint but was missing a couple of parts. So i thought why not it would be a cool project and i did this. Sorry the painting was suppost to be in the pics but my phone broke and i lost my cameras charger. I know you guys like pics so its pic heavy. I cant seem to find some pics so i hope its not kind of dull.
Putting the reel back together to see whats missing.
all back together (rebuild at end)
missing the mag dial.
and the handle nut cap
the parts with stripped paint
i know, i know, i lost alot of the pics of me painting too so ill start off here cleaning the bearings with zippo
these things were dirty
ready for steam clean
my favorite tool
spins like crazy
sheilds and retainers, gotta put some of these back on
cleaning some other parts in zippo
how i kept the drag stack stored safe
i start off by scrubbing some grease on the frame and sideplates
frespool and enaging mechanism? clutch mechanism? i guess thats how youll call it.
it was a late nite and i was tired heres the thing completed
first its this large copper washer
then the plastic gear for the levelwind
then that metal peice that mounts the shaft to the frame, a little copper washer, and a e clip.
the bearing for the shaft goes in here
now the levelwind assembly. wormgear.
first the bearing
then a washer on the right side of the wormgear with a hole in it
then the plastic gear (one side of the gear has spaces cut into it for the pin this spot faces the hole)
and the little pin that holds the gear in place
now you done with this side slide it in its place with the worm gear sheild and line guide assembly.
this little washer goes in the cap for the line guide
then the pawl goes inside the line guide
now add a drop of lube in there
the worm gear sheild has a cut peice that goes on the side opposite the main gear
now slide on the sheild with the levelwind assembly on it
followed by the worm gear and bearing
then the plastic thing that holds everything in place
then the little copper washer
followed by the e-clip (this one has a tendency to fly, just press it in with a pair of needle nose pliers)
all done with the levelwind now
we can now put together the shaft and the drag system and everything else
put on the shaft and secure it with the two screws. (you have to loosen the top screw for the clutch mechanism to slide the shaft on)
then the clutch
put a little grease on that
then the hard graphite washer
now the brass main gear
put a little grease on that, (i useb blue grease because i didnt have cals i still have to order some)
i like to put on my pinion gear assembly now so first the yoke
then the pinion gear
the revo stx has stock carbon fiber drags so first a soft carbon washer
then the hard metal washer
another soft carbon washer
now the eared metal washer
another soft carbon washer
and finally this convex washer. concave side should be facing up
now apply a little grease to the gears
now to finish up the levelwind assembly slide this shaft in that the pinion gear slides on
and screw on the cap
now the spool shaft, if you will has an e clip attached put that inside the pinion gear and add a small drop of lube or tsi301 if you have any
and the pinion gear springs go back on
you guys might not go this far but these plate are what the thumb bar rides on to put the reel in freespool, it is different for each side so you cant get this wrong
there they are
now the thumb bar, the yellowish plastic thing slides into the thumb bar secured by a screw on top
now scrub some grease on the right side plate
now put on the sideplate and secure all the screws
put the bearing in its place and add a drop of lube then put on the retainer
the clicking star drag
put some grease in that and put the metal thing back in
now put the belevilles in a () configuration on the shaft on top of the clicker
now put on the star with a little grease inside
screw that on
screw it down all the way
i didnt order the handle nut cap cause i want to order a new handle but put on the handle (there should be a rectangular washer under the handle), then nut, then the nut cap
this black thing fits inside the cast control knob and secures with a pin
see the tiny hole in the knob?
now spool,spool bearing, and pin
put on the bearing
add a drop of lube or tsi 301 if you have any
i already did the left side plate but its fairly easy.
add a drop of lube or tsi 301Signature Alan Tani Shot
now glamour shots
now some notes: i know this rebuild is not as god as other, im missing alot of shots and the painting process but i got over 100 photos in here and can you guys tell me what i should add to my next post in pics or detail, that would be nice of you. im really tired so please dont mind the typos and sorry for the blurry cell phone pics lost the cameras charger. stay well and tight lines.