Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Fin-Nor Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: BahamaLure on October 06, 2011, 02:30:40 PM



Title: Fin Nor 30W Service w/ pics
Post by: BahamaLure on October 06, 2011, 02:30:40 PM
Here's the inside of my Fin Nor 30W, had it since the mid 90's, only regret is I did not buy more of these reels when I had the chance. Zero issues with it ever and I like it WAY more than the new Fin Nors.

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/1.jpg)

Careful with this spring and the tiny little ball bearing, I 'glued' it to the end of the spring with grease for the re-installation

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/2.jpg)

No salt in here

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/3.jpg)

Clicker plate looks fine

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/4.jpg)
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/5.jpg)

Drag washer is OK, I didn't replace it, just the usual coating of grease

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/6.jpg)

Some uneven wear patterns on the drag plate, not sure if this will be an issue or not?

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/7.jpg)

Dogs look fine, just need cleaning and fresh grease. All the bearings were smooth.

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/8.jpg)

Careful with the white slip washers, they are different thicknesses and they need to go back in the right order. Ask me how I know.... :-\

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/9.jpg)

I made a bearing sleeve too. reassembly went fine, just had to re-do it due to the above mentioned washers going in the wrong place!

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/islandshark633/Reel%20Rebuild/10.jpg)



Title: Re: Fin Nor 30W Service w/ pics
Post by: BahamaLure on October 12, 2011, 12:16:35 PM
If anyone has one of these reels or a 50W and wants to sell it please contact me, thanks.


Title: Re: Fin Nor 30W Service w/ pics
Post by: BrianBM on July 27, 2014, 01:03:24 AM
I take it that the new reels that you like less are the Santiago series.  What do you find preferable in the Ahab line, as opposed to the Santiagos?


Title: Re: Fin Nor 30W Service w/ pics
Post by: LeoNYC on September 09, 2021, 01:46:40 PM
Nicely done . Good point about the oiler ball using grease to hold it on. One slip and itís gone forever lol