alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Crack 300
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« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2019, 10:42:15 PM »

Thank you Michael.  It is full of lithium grease and had 480 yards of about 15# white opaque mono which is reminiscent of 1970's or so.




Something that caught my eye was the manual pick-up.  I suspect it my be a user modification but am not sure.  Anyway, the pick-up roller has a little spring wire that catches the line and does not let it fall out.  But, you can easily pull the line out from under the wire for casting.  A really nice system that I will remember




The drag has three white plastic washers that are probably nylon.  Definitely home made washers.



I briefly opened the gear box open but did not open up the rotor.  What is this gizmo?



The ebay seller is in Kitty Hawk, NC.  Since we have the same last name I took the liberty of asking her if she knows anything about when and where the reel was used.  Have not heard back from her.
-steve





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« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2019, 07:20:14 AM »

I briefly opened the gear box open but did not open up the rotor.  What is this gizmo?



   I believe that is where the bail wire attaches.
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« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2019, 08:34:01 AM »

Steve,

Your reel is a very early Crack 300 from 1968 right after the Mauborgne family split with P&M and started up with LLM under the Crack trade name. Later in that year they no longer had the "BERNOUVILLE-EURE" on the side plate.

Mo is correct, the reel is actually a full bail that has either been modified or the bail wire was broken and removed. The wire under the roller is called a "Line Stop Clip". It's intended to maintain the line on the roller during casting, especially surf casting. The wire is bent out of its intended position, as is evidenced in the fourth photo. The loose end is supposed to be in the hole next to the line roller. You can see the hole on the back of the arm next to the line roller bolt head. The spool is not original to that specific reel, as I'm sure you are well aware.

Start lifting weights if you intend on using that monster!  Grin
 
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« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2019, 11:03:48 AM »

Start lifting weights if you intend on using that monster!  Grin

Thank you gentlemen.  I didn't pay much and have no use for a reel this big, but am thinking it might make a good boat anchor.
-steve
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« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2019, 04:40:06 PM »

If you guys can't handle 2lb worth of reel, you need to eat more wheaties. Roll Eyes.
This reel is designed for saltwater fishing.

Sal
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« Reply #50 on: August 21, 2019, 05:03:53 PM »

If you guys can't handle 2lb worth of reel, you need to eat more wheaties. Roll Eyes.
This reel is designed for saltwater fishing.

Sal

A few weeks of working with Sal would beef up anyone's grip.  Wink
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« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2019, 05:15:17 PM »

If you guys can't handle 2lb worth of reel, you need to eat more wheaties. Roll Eyes.
This reel is designed for saltwater fishing.

Sal

HA! I'm one of those weenie fresh water guys and used to 7 oz.  Grin  Fishing is supposed to be fun and relaxing, not work and tiring.   Tongue
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« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2019, 05:44:32 PM »

If you guys can't handle 2lb worth of reel, you need to eat more wheaties. Roll Eyes.
This reel is designed for saltwater fishing.

Sal

HA! I'm one of those weenie fresh water guys and used to 7 oz.  Grin  Fishing is supposed to be fun and relaxing, not work and tiring.   Tongue
Some Hawaiians cast 4/0's and 6/0's while having fun Smiley, it's all on the individual...this is a 2lbs reel.

This one would be more of your style, coming in at 8 oz.

I was able to find it here, my buddy in Italy that collects these told me it is extremely hard to find. this one is new with box and papers.
Nice little guy.

Sal
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« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2019, 06:29:42 PM »

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If you guys can't handle 2lb worth of reel, you need to eat more wheaties.

 Cheesy Cheesy

That's for sure. Surf fisherman would swim with these, climb onto a rock and fish with them all night long with 12 foot rods. These reels we built to handle big fish, in tough conditions by burly strong fisherman.


Your reel is a old Crack model that once had a full bail wire. It has been removed because of the preference of its original owner. Reels set up with a MPU have that place where the non-roller end of the bail wire mounts, removed. The info you need has already been stated here. Your line pick up roller wire guide is damaged. It should look like this and the end of the bail wire should be in the ""gizmo"" hole like in the second photo.

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« Reply #54 on: August 21, 2019, 06:48:22 PM »

Here is an old Luxor "C" model that has been set up for a MPU by a swimming fisherman. The cup is drilled for drainage after full submersion, the MPU roller wire is gone, the gizmo is removed and the gizmo mounting hole filled. This is one of those old time tough guy reels.


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« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2019, 12:12:02 AM »

Thanks.  If you're going to swim with it then you might as well drill the gear box too, huh?
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« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2019, 07:39:28 AM »

[quothanks.  If you're going to swim with it then you might as well drill the gear box too, huh?e][/quote]

Yup, otherwise the spool becomes a piston to get the water out.....<:O)
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