alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Collecting B-Grade Spinning Reels
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« Reply #75 on: July 04, 2019, 05:43:17 PM »

Those are some really sharp looking Zebcos, Mo.

I'm liking these B-grades.  Got a deal on this Pflueger.  1 buck plus shipping. Probably from the early 1980s.  It should be here this weekend.


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« Reply #76 on: July 05, 2019, 02:40:54 AM »

You got the deal of the year on that one !!
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« Reply #77 on: July 05, 2019, 01:26:55 PM »

Here's another B-grade spinner I'd been looking searching for months to find.  Heddon 230.  It's running very smoothly as it arrived, but I'll tear it apart and do a thread on it in a day or two.  Also have a couple more Heddon spinners on the way.


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« Reply #78 on: July 05, 2019, 03:10:39 PM »

Here's another B-grade spinner I'd been looking searching for months to find.  Heddon 230.  It's running very smoothly as it arrived, but I'll tear it apart and do a thread on it in a day or two.  Also have a couple more Heddon spinners on the way.
I have the Roddy version of this reel. Be careful when disassembling the reel because the ball bearings will go everywhere! Take it apart over a plastic tub with a cloth at the bottom to keep them from bouncing all over the house  Grin
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« Reply #79 on: July 05, 2019, 03:20:18 PM »

Be careful when disassembling the reel because the ball bearings will go everywhere!

   Yep...heard about this one! I still want one though...I'll be looking forward to seeing the inner workings of that one Chester. Great buy on the Pflueger too! Cool
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« Reply #80 on: July 05, 2019, 04:04:31 PM »

Here's another B-grade spinner I'd been looking searching for months to find.  Heddon 230.  It's running very smoothly as it arrived, but I'll tear it apart and do a thread on it in a day or two.  Also have a couple more Heddon spinners on the way.
I have the Roddy version of this reel. Be careful when disassembling the reel because the ball bearings will go everywhere! Take it apart over a plastic tub with a cloth at the bottom to keep them from bouncing all over the house  Grin
Yes Kevin, you warned us about those loose ball bearings a while back so I was prepared.  Getting all those washers and bearing covers back in the correct order is my main concern.  There are quite a few parts making up the two assemblies. BTW, I saw one of the Roddy versions of this reel on ebay go unsold an hour or so ago.  Could have been gotten for $4.99 plus $9.95 shipping. I would probably got it had shipping been 5 bucks or so.


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« Reply #81 on: July 05, 2019, 05:27:04 PM »

   I'm on the fence Chester...I don't know if that reel is a second string player or not. It has a brass main, a brass worm drive pinion with ball bearings, and an aluminum spool. Mechanically, it qualifies for the first round draft! Cheesy
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« Reply #82 on: July 05, 2019, 06:04:57 PM »

The "trailers" on the Medalist & Heddon have got me waiting for more!

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« Reply #83 on: July 05, 2019, 07:53:49 PM »

Both the Metalist and the Heddon 230(Roddy) look like pretty tough reels.
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« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2019, 04:58:00 PM »

   I just "won" a Heddon 230 on ebay….so your write ups will come in handy!
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« Reply #85 on: July 11, 2019, 02:14:06 AM »

Excellent thread!...keep up the great work guys, so we could all enjoy it.

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« Reply #86 on: September 03, 2019, 03:09:11 PM »

   This little honey of a "B" is very similar to the 7250 HRLA I posted at the beginning of this thread. Not the type of ultralight I'd go wrestling big smallies or hybrids with, but more than capable of the light use it was designed for.
   My brother picked this one up for $10 and it was stiff as a poker. The handle, the bail, and even the spool all felt like they had glue spilled on them. He thought he'd been jipped...but I assured him we had a better than average chance of making her like new...as long as no major parts were broken.
   It didn't take long to find the source of the stiffness. Layers of brown, blue, and white grease had reacted to each other in a bad way leaving everything sticky as honey. A thorough servicing down to the tiniest screw was all she needed. With the bail spring clean it snapped shut like a champ. With that sticky goo off the spool shaft and spool sleeve the drag worked again. Oh yeah...the handle turns better too. Cool


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« Reply #87 on: September 03, 2019, 03:55:48 PM »

That cleaned up great, Mo !!
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« Reply #88 on: September 03, 2019, 04:38:12 PM »

Beautiful.

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« Reply #89 on: September 03, 2019, 05:15:40 PM »

Amazing what a little TLC can accomplish, Well done, Mike!
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