alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial PENN 420SS
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2015, 03:41:54 AM »

thanks sal, mine is 1/3 turn before dog engages
ill go catch a mahi next trip on it Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2015, 05:06:18 AM »

Good information Grin  I was just going to ask if you removed the Teflon washer when you added the CF one. You answered my question before I could ask it. I left mine  in too but wasn't sure. With the Delrin under the spool it really improved the drag.  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2015, 08:47:29 AM »

i followed the link you left at stripersonline...glad i did . great job. thks

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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2015, 10:40:43 AM »

i followed the link you left at stripersonline...glad i did . great job. thks

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Thanks Marc!
SOL is a good place for this to be, lots of members that really like these reels, that's why I decided to place the link there.

Sal
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2015, 02:54:38 PM »

i followed the link you left at stripersonline...glad i did . great job. thks

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Mark and Sal,

What link are you referring to? Please put the link here.

Thanx,

Leo
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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2015, 03:30:33 PM »

Thanks for that Sal, I've never seen one in my own hands and now nearly feel I have Smiley.

I posted a similar comment in the other thread but it deserves mention here too:

At the modest drag needed to fish 6 or 8lb test line that reel would last 200 years or more with basic lube. Smiley

Just an awesome drive train.  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2015, 06:07:08 PM »

This tutorial was very helpful I never really  took  the rotor assembly  completely a part very helpful in getting the little parts lined up . You saved me hours of possible frustration Thanks Sal
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2015, 07:23:06 PM »

Great tutorial Sal, this will be a good reference for working on my wife's penn Pur-4000
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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2015, 09:41:21 AM »

That little reel with it`s worm drive, brings back memories of my DAM , ABU and PENN reels I had long ago, but I think this model PENN would be my personal pick from that era, for the solidity, aesthetic design and that great skirted spool with it`s HT100 drag.
A truly beautiful, classic.
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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2017, 02:56:06 PM »

Question on the drag pressure plate/spring. Is the proper installation with the drag knob pressing on the center of the plate or on the outside ?
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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2017, 04:24:21 PM »

You would get the same pressure either way, but it only goes one way.
Top of the curve should be facing up.
If you tried it upside down, the tail pieces would interfere with the drag knob.

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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2017, 09:29:46 PM »

You would get the same pressure either way, but it only goes one way.
Top of the curve should be facing up.
If you tried it upside down, the tail pieces would interfere with the drag knob.

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Sal, by the tail pieces you referring to the outside circumference? The outer circumference is making contact with the metal drag washer and the center raised up off the metal drag washer about 1/8th inch? Hate to ask dumb questions, but I am a simple guy!
While I have your ear will installing a smooth drag washer in place of the Teflon make the drag smoother?
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2017, 09:51:40 PM »

Yes to your first question, no to your second.
To me you won't find smoother washers than Teflon, but Teflon compresses and doesn't do to good on reels larger than these.
Keep in mind you are targeting 5 to 6lb drag on this little guy, Teflon would be your best option.

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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2017, 10:07:48 PM »

Yes to your first question, no to your second.
To me you won't find smoother washers than Teflon, but Teflon compresses and doesn't do to good on reels larger than these.
Keep in mind you are targeting 5 to 6lb drag on this little guy, Teflon would be your best option.


Thanks again Sal! I use ultralight reels to catch skipjack (bait for catfish) and panfish. Have two little Shimano’s, didn’t need the 420. But I ran across one in mint condition and HAD to have it! Stripped it down and removed the original Penn grease. Greased with a synthetic grease that I use for my reel grease. Does not spin quite as easy as the Shimano’s, but not a big difference either. And the little Penn is built much better. May just have to have another one!
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« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2017, 10:19:02 PM »

I was reading and was ready to make you an offer, but that last part of your answer got me Roll Eyes Smiley.
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