alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial A Favorite Tiny D.A.M. Quick Microlite Reel
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« on: January 05, 2017, 03:14:51 PM »

This is a reel I am building out for a friend --

DAM Quick 265 Microlite -- Circa 1960.

Just notice the engineering of the gears, pinion, quality of components, materials, and tolerances.

Just like a watch.

Replaced 23 parts with New Old Stock parts out of the bins.

Spooled the metal spool with 4 pound Trilene.

5:1 ratio.

Runs like a top after 56 years -- and balances perfectly on a 5' Fenwick Ultralight glass rod.

Hair over 8 ounces -- not many tougher reels in this class out there -- for any price.

Best,

Fred


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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 06:38:32 PM »

Solid Work Fred.
It takes a Professional to Produce a reel of this Quality after 56 years since being born.
Tweaked, Serviced, Ready to Perform.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 07:22:34 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin  Looks perfect!  Great work~

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 08:02:15 PM »

Superior work Fred, as only you can do, you are gifted my friend .....

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 08:52:13 AM »

  Fred, is this reel convertible? As in...does the handle go on either side?
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 09:05:24 AM »

  Fred, is this reel convertible? As in...does the handle go on either side?

Yep...


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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 09:06:22 AM »

Right, Mike --

The crank is reversible to either the port or starboard side.

No extra parts needed -- everything is already there.

On DAM's -- we do not need a new body, or reverse threads, or separate rotors going in different directions, or special bail springs, etc, etc...

Although, It is more than just switching crank sides -- but it is easy enough to figure out. You would have no issues.

Anyone who might need help on this -- just let me know, and I could post a mini tutorial -- or help you directly.

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Fred
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 09:16:21 AM »

   Thanks for the speedy answer guys! I pulled the trigger on one of these cuties. Cool
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 04:54:38 PM »

Here are some pics of the reversible  crank. Main gear has large and small threaded holes and crank has step with reduced diameter so will work from both sides. Thought i would add these here since i was changing it over.


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