alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial FinNor Model N99 from 1957.
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« on: February 04, 2017, 09:32:47 AM »

My brother in laws reel. Its a FinNor model N99 from 1957. Tore it apart and decided to add a carbon drag in place of the old worn cork. This reel has a spacer instead of Bellvilles, but I don't have any bellvilles laying around to replace the spacer. Regardless, I'm happy overall with where the reel is at the moment. I believe we ordered the 1.5mm carbon sheet, and the 2 part loctite 330. That thing is expensive like Alan had previously said but man its strong!! The only issue here so far is th clicker. This is the second vintage FinNor I work on, and the clickers are always giving issues. Worn out, so I need a new one (which god knows if its around), or fabricate a new one (maybe a longer shaft). Other than that after shimming the reel, the drag engages. Heres some of the work.

























THE OLD DRAG



REMOVED AND CLEANED OUT CORK





GLUED AND CUT OUT DRAG



ASSEMBLED!!! HAVE TO SPOOL THE REEL WITH LINE TO CHECK THE DRAG NUMBERS. ENDED UP SHIMMING THE LEFT SIDE FOR THE DRAG TO ENGAGE.









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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 09:48:56 AM »

sensei, arigato gozaimashita!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 09:57:45 AM »

Excellent job..!!

You brought that old reel back to new heights.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 10:03:34 AM »

Great job, Adrian --

Doesn't get any better than that --

Best,

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 10:06:34 AM »

this level of work is about as good as it gets!   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 11:04:31 AM »

Great job, Adrian --

Doesn't get any better than that --

Best,

Fred
Excellent job..!!

You brought that old reel back to new heights.



this level of work is about as good as it gets!   Grin

Thanks alot guys!
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 04:10:50 PM »

Nice work man. What was your technique for cutting and gluing the drag washer?
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 05:43:18 PM »

Nice work man. What was your technique for cutting and gluing the drag washer?

This is what took a while. I first used a jigsaw to cut the circle. It came out ok but not professional. I wanted a professional finish. So I used a hole saw close to that size for both inner and outer. after, glued it to the platform and then with a circular sander/polisher, the edges were rounded off. Came out great. The two part loctite, the aerosol to the metal platform, and the other part rubbed on to the drag washer. I'm now working on being able to cut my drags out but perfect cuts. its been difficult because at least for me, I haven't found a good overall set of tools to do the job. I have a dremel and diamond hole saws but those go up to 1/2" only. The hole saw works too, but theres work to be done after!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2017, 05:59:51 PM »

Adrian --

Would a good set of dividers or a compass with a sharp point work -- to do repeat scoring?

Best,

Fred
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2017, 08:36:48 PM »

Adrian --

Would a good set of dividers or a compass with a sharp point work -- to do repeat scoring?

Best,

Fred

What are dividers?

I initially tried that. I found it to be a bit discouraging because I felt nothing was happening. Maybe cutting a piece without a fiberglass core would work. I even switched it to a surgical blade and same result. I have been given several hole saws by my dad and so far it works but it does require some finish work.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017, 11:55:22 AM »

Fantastic work Adrian.
It's such a pleasure giving reels like this a new lease on life.
Did something similar a while back and really enjoyed the process (http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=3463.0)
Thanks for sharing!
All the best Justin
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 12:41:50 PM »

Awesome job to a classic!
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2017, 12:42:49 PM »

I have used a dremel with a router style depth attachment.  This would work better with a jig.
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2017, 11:45:16 AM »

Thanks for the info. The reel came out great.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2017, 06:46:38 PM »

Awesome job to a classic!

thanks!!!

Fantastic work Adrian.
It's such a pleasure giving reels like this a new lease on life.
Did something similar a while back and really enjoyed the process (http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=3463.0)
Thanks for sharing!
All the best Justin

thanks a lot really appreciate it!!

I have used a dremel with a router style depth attachment.  This would work better with a jig.

you have a pic? I ordered and used a diamond hole saws but its hard to center on my dremel press.
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