calcutta 400a

Started by alantani, December 07, 2008, 04:55:24 PM

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MarkT

I think the Willfish TLD frames are still available.  I have the Willfish frame on my TLD 30II since Tiburon didn't make a topless frame for it at the time.
When I was your age Pluto was a planet!

thorhammer

Hey! I gotta get out there with more beer!!!!

jcarufo

Quote from: alantani on June 24, 2022, 01:39:36 PMhere are the springs! 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-NEW-SHIMANO-BAITCASTING-REEL-PART-2-Yoke-Spring-BNT1133-/402653268201

and the post for servicing the reel.

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=29.0

the 454 is basically a penn 113h senator. 

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=208.0

for the old shimano two speeds, i'd recommend a handle upgrade only.  the tiburon frames are no longer available. 

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=12789.0

here is the post for servicing the tld two speeds. 

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=38.0

please keep us posted!!!!  ;D
Hi Alan, Thanks so much. I ordered the springs this morning. When I tried to put it together without the springs the spool wouldn't engage with the pinion. I'm guessing that the springs are the issue. Can't wait to put the two I have to use on our Albicore here off the Oregon Coast. They were always great fishing live bait in Cabo.
As to the ProGear, I will have to break it out and use your tutorial. It has been awhile, and I know thare might be some small parts missing. Having this one back will be nice too. If I remember right it's a Yellowtail Special.
It will be nice to have something fun to fill my nights when we are off the river. Thanks again. jc

jcarufo

Quote from: MarkT on June 24, 2022, 01:52:16 PMI think the Willfish TLD frames are still available.  I have the Willfish frame on my TLD 30II since Tiburon didn't make a topless frame for it at the time.
Thanks so much. I will reach out to Willfish and see what I can arrange. With the only option them doing the work, no chance for me to screw it up :-). I have two 20's and two 30's. I would really like to try the emerging Bluefin fishery here off the coast in Oregon and think they would be perfect, especially with a frame upgrade. jc 

MarkT

I got the 30 frame from Willfish and installed it myself.  Same with the Tiburon frame for the 20II.
When I was your age Pluto was a planet!

jcarufo

Quote from: MarkT on June 24, 2022, 09:23:19 PMI got the 30 frame from Willfish and installed it myself.  Same with the Tiburon frame for the 20II.
Was that recently? Everything I've read stated that they didn't sell the frame by itself only with installation. I haven't reached out to them yet though. I'll try that next. It would be nice as it probably would save a fair amount of money on four. I know the old Tiburon frames were available for self install. I recently had a great email exchange with them, but my question about availability just brought a nostalgic laugh. I was hoping that they might have a couple stashed somewhere laying around, but no. Oh well. jc

MarkT

It was years ago when they were selling the frames direct.
When I was your age Pluto was a planet!

jcarufo

Quote from: jcarufo on June 24, 2022, 08:40:54 PM
Quote from: alantani on June 24, 2022, 01:39:36 PMhere are the springs! 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-NEW-SHIMANO-BAITCASTING-REEL-PART-2-Yoke-Spring-BNT1133-/402653268201

and the post for servicing the reel.

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=29.0

the 454 is basically a penn 113h senator. 

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=208.0

for the old shimano two speeds, i'd recommend a handle upgrade only.  the tiburon frames are no longer available. 

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=12789.0

here is the post for servicing the tld two speeds. 

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=38.0

please keep us posted!!!!  ;D
Hi Alan, Thanks so much. I ordered the springs this morning. When I tried to put it together without the springs the spool wouldn't engage with the pinion. I'm guessing that the springs are the issue. Can't wait to put the two I have to use on our Albicore here off the Oregon Coast. They were always great fishing live bait in Cabo.
As to the ProGear, I will have to break it out and use your tutorial. It has been awhile, and I know thare might be some small parts missing. Having this one back will be nice too. If I remember right it's a Yellowtail Special.
It will be nice to have something fun to fill my nights when we are off the river. Thanks again. jc
Okay, springs came and everthing is installed and reassembled. Everything seems to work, spool spins forever in free spool, drag works great. The only issue I seem to be having is as I crank there is an ongoing, subtle, bump, bump, bump, bump, bump, bump. Almost like the anti-reverse pawl rubbing over the anti-reverse ratchet as I turn the handle. I made sure the ratchet was on the 'square' before I slid the drive gear down, but I noticed at least a little side to side movement of the drive shaft as I assembled everything. Don't know what I could have done wrong. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you. jc

alantani

look for something stuck in the gear teeth. 
send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!

jcarufo

Quote from: alantani on June 27, 2022, 05:33:05 AMlook for something stuck in the gear teeth. 
Gear teeth are clean. The 'slight hesitation' is noted equidistant, 8 or 9 times in one complete revolution of the reel handle. If that makes sense. Other than that everything is fine. I did the same thing to both reels. One is totally smooth, the other not. It's driving me crazy looking for 'something' I'm obviously missing.

jcarufo

Quote from: alantani on June 27, 2022, 05:33:05 AMlook for something stuck in the gear teeth. 
You obviously have done this once or twice before :-). I took the reel down one more time and low and behold found a tiny burr on the edge of the pinion. It made total sense that every time the pinion revolved it would cause the bump/hesitation. I took a small diamond file to smooth out the area and it's now perfect and as smooth as the other one. I can't thank you enough. This is a great site. Knowing now that I have a place to seek help if I have an issue, I can't wait to start my next (454?) reel project. By the way, if I need parts, do I just used 113h parts or try to access parts from ProGear?
Have a Great Day!
Jean