alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Can an Abu 5600C frame (chrome w/ red thumb bar)
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« on: June 11, 2019, 03:28:10 PM »

Can this work with the newer Ultra Cast design reels?  I have one in the parts bin and test fit a newer 5600 C4 brake plate and it almost fits.  By almost, I mean all the pins line up except for the pin on the thumb bar itself.  Can I grind metal out of the brake plate to accommodate the thumb bar pin?  I'm getting Frankenreel ideas.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 03:45:43 PM »

not sure on this one.  this is one situation where calipers really help!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 03:51:22 PM »

not sure on this one.  this is one situation where calipers really help!!!!!

I have some.  What should I be measuring?
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 04:28:04 PM »

Yes you can, the thumbbar pin is a wee bit larger than the slot on the inside ring. You have to remember to push the thumbar in the up position when assembling the reel. Also you'll need to remove the engagement lever on the right side.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 07:13:52 AM »

Good news, it works!  I had to dremel the pin on the thumb bar a couple mm to clear the position holder and dremel the thumb bar pin hole in the brake plate a bit, but it works great. 







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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 01:29:41 PM »

Nice looking reel... Jeff
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 02:33:34 PM »

Good job !  If it don't fit...MAKE it fit !!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 03:44:47 PM »

I think it looks and feels really good.  FWIW, I used the part # 20686 position holder without the integrated return spring.  In this config the return spring goes from the clutch arm to a stud on the brake plate.  I believe the part was used in the 4500CS and 6500CS foot number 0400.
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 04:56:05 AM »

Nice job! Great looking thumbbar. This reel is not an ultracast i think.... Note the hole on the side-cover. In my opinion it is een AB (Anti-backlash)

Nevertheless, nice conversion!!

Grtz, Ed
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 05:19:05 AM »

Nice job! Great looking thumbbar. This reel is not an ultracast i think.... Note the hole on the side-cover. In my opinion it is een AB (Anti-backlash)

Nevertheless, nice conversion!!

Grtz, Ed

Good eye, the side plates, spool, and brake plate did in fact come from a 5600AB.  I got the 5600AB really cheap because it had a broken thumb bar but the rest of it was mint.  No blemishes on either side plate.  I superglued the plug in there to keep crud out.  Many other AB reels I've seen that had the AB mechanism removed had a gaping hole, ain't having none of that.  On the Ultra Cast end, don't Ultra Cast reels have the axle and bearings located inside the spool versus the older design with the spool shaft and bearings in the side plates?  This one has the fixed axle and bearings inside the spool.
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