alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Shakespeare 2062-Penn 712 Comparison
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2020, 11:46:23 AM »

I got a Penn 714Z in the mail last week.  Comparing it to the similar Shakespeare 2052, gotta give the Penn a slight edge with its superior spool assembly.

Looks like a 716Z, their smallest, to me, Chester. They're way too pricey, IMO, in comparison to many other quality ULs of that time frame. That's why I don't have a 716 or 716Z, just a 714Z and I paid too much ($35), IMHO, for it at a flea market swap meet. I refuse to pay what those things bring on eBay.  Roll Eyes
Thanks for pointing out the mistake, Tommy.  I corrected it from 714Z to 716Z. 

I usually wouldn't pay as much for a used reel, but got a decent deal on this one and had been looking for quite a while.  Amazing there are quite a few NOS parts still available for these Penn spinners at Mystic.
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2020, 03:04:30 PM »

WOW Tommy
First time I have seen this. Huge effort on your part. Very interesting and THANKS a million.
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2020, 05:42:52 PM »


Comparing it to the similar Shakespeare 2052, gotta give the Penn a slight edge with its superior spool assembly.

I usually wouldn't pay as much for a used reel, but got a decent deal on this one and had been looking for quite a while.  Amazing there are quite a few NOS parts still available for these Penn spinners at Mystic.

Be careful with that drag knob, they have a tendency to get brittle and crack, and a replacement knob is obsolete. Unless you're lucky enough to find a replacement you have to buy a complete spool assembly, which costs almost as much as the reel is worth.  Shocked 
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2020, 07:12:59 PM »


Comparing it to the similar Shakespeare 2052, gotta give the Penn a slight edge with its superior spool assembly.

I usually wouldn't pay as much for a used reel, but got a decent deal on this one and had been looking for quite a while.  Amazing there are quite a few NOS parts still available for these Penn spinners at Mystic.

Be careful with that drag knob, they have a tendency to get brittle and crack, and a replacement knob is obsolete. Unless you're lucky enough to find a replacement you have to buy a complete spool assembly, which costs almost as much as the reel is worth.  Shocked  
Yep, in the past I've read on this forum that Penn spinner spools are prone to cracking.

Mystic sells spool assemblies for $35.50 but I'm not sure it includes the drag knob. https://www.mysticparts.com/PennParts/Parts/47-716Z.aspx

Penn brought back the 704Z and the 706Z which are bringing 200 bucks brand new at Amazon..  So I'm not surprised at the prices of NOS parts for the 716Z.  A NOS housing for a 716Z at Mystic is 46 bucks.  A NOS rotor cup is 20 bucks.  Mystic also has the drag knob for 20 bucks at limited avaliabily of 1 per customer. https://www.mysticparts.com/PennParts/Parts/52-716Z.aspx

Of course the housing cover for the 716Z is no longer available, but they could probably sell beaucoups of those and any others for the Spinfisher 700 series just for the badge..

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2020, 04:18:56 AM »

Thank you Tommy for your post. I started to service my 2062 and found the rotor hex nut "lock washer" (as in pix 14 of your post) with a bent( looks intentional) tab. What is the best way to straighten the tab to remove the rotor hex nut? Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2020, 12:00:22 PM »

Thank you Tommy for your post. I started to service my 2062 and found the rotor hex nut "lock washer" (as in pix 14 of your post) with a bent( looks intentional) tab. What is the best way to straighten the tab to remove the rotor hex nut? Thanks in advance.

Just use a medium size screwdriver and pry it away just far enough to turn the nut, don't flatten it out. Excessive bending of the tab will eventually cause it to break off. When you put it back together pinch it back against the nut with pliers.
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2020, 05:35:46 AM »

Thanks, Tommy for your helpful advice. -Stan
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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2020, 11:31:51 AM »

Fer what it's worth: the older 1960's Penn 712's have a brushed aluminium spool(silver colored) and it looks like the latter 70's models had some kinda green fiberglass "reinforced" spools. Could be source of weight diffrence claims if the al. spool's heavier.
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