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 on: March 25, 2019, 11:56:45 PM 
Started by theswimmer - Last post by theswimmer
Here’s My contribution.

Now thats a nice find!

 on: March 25, 2019, 09:50:53 PM 
Started by festus - Last post by Midway Tommy
Line rollers are always the first thing to get messed up and stuck. 

The only line guides that were supposed to roll that I have ever encountered that didn't were those that either had a brass insert or no insert at all because corrosion set in. A lot of the early spinners had stationary guides that were never intended to roll. I have never come across a line guide with a teflon or nylon insert that was stuck. Granted, those with teflon/nylon inserts don't exactly spin freely, but they will roll when they are supposed to, with adequate line resistance pressure.

 on: March 25, 2019, 09:41:19 PM 
Started by Penn Chronology - Last post by Penn Chronology
Mike as soon as you call it “one off” ten more will be posted.

I know. that has happened to me about a thousand times. Still, I do not see any others. All I am hearing is Crickets...………………

At the fishing flea market i was at yesterday i found another 50s era 12/0 with sleeve bearings. It was full of modern braid. Price was right so i took it home. Stripped the old line of and found.....three piece spool with part number LOL.

That is the way they are supposed to be. Nice reel.

 on: March 25, 2019, 09:38:07 PM 
Started by sdlehr - Last post by Penn Chronology
Thank you, Mike, for the great feedback! Mine had a brass main gear, but I replaced it with a steel one. I'm guessing it had steel originally?

Basically, the Sea Gate is a Long Beach with a different name. Internals are the same as the Long Beach. They probably came with both steel and or brass.

 on: March 25, 2019, 09:28:13 PM 
Started by festus - Last post by oc1
Line rollers are always the first thing to get messed up and stuck.  I had a cheap-o no-name reel similar to your Diawa as a kid and never had a moments trouble with it.  I would have been proud to have grooved the bail wire on a big fish, but no such luck.  It was probably shame that finally made me upgrade.

 on: March 25, 2019, 08:48:41 PM 
Started by Big Tim - Last post by Bryan Young
Good thing you didn't pull the plug you would have to walk back to the landing.

 on: March 25, 2019, 08:48:04 PM 
Started by basenjib123 - Last post by mo65
I've been using CorrosionX HD and it's been working out very well.

 on: March 25, 2019, 08:44:09 PM 
Started by jplee3 - Last post by jplee3
are you sure the spool was merely riding high -- I'd expect more bunching at the bottom, "before"
& better results "after" (unless that's normal line-lay for a budget Chinese Ardent)

instead, is it possible you lost some oscillation range (top)
solid debris stuck in the grease in one "corner" of the oscillation slider, might cause that

So best to open up the reel and inspect the internals for excess grease perhaps?

EDIT: I ended up opening it up and there was some excess grease but not sure how that will have impacted the line lay... as of now the reel is still open because I discovered that the ball bearing on the left side had a good amount of rust...UGH. So I am soaking it in Corrosion X. I don't feel like doing a full tear-down of the reel at the moment either so will probably just soak it overnight wipe off as much of the rust as possible and then go from there. I should probably just get a new ball bearing for the thing though. I was wondering why it felt slightly off when winding! I've only used the darn thing a couple times too but in the surf or around saltwater so that's probably why.

 on: March 25, 2019, 08:42:05 PM 
Started by theswimmer - Last post by Bryan Young
Here’s My contribution.

 on: March 25, 2019, 08:40:20 PM 
Started by basenjib123 - Last post by Bryan Young
I use CorrosionX mixed with TSI301. Seems to work great.

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