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« on: January 24, 2020, 04:11:32 AM »

Does anyone know the ID/OD of these shims,if they can be had at a RC hobby or hardware store? I  have 2 version 6 Garcia Mitchell 300s presently and love to fish with them.I plan on handing them down to my 2 grandsons one day.I was born in 1963 and have several modern reels but, the nostalgia of fishing with reels from the 60s in my pond is my happy place... I think I need to get one more for my grand daughter.You can never have too many reels right?
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81012(Baffle)-
81024(Housing)-
81035(Drive Gear)-
81047(Pinion Gear)-
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 10:56:43 AM »

I've never been able to find shims that thin anywhere except eBay, or possibly Fred. Maybe McMaster-Carr but they don't have pre-cut bronze shims and you would need to measure ID, OD & thickness if you want to substitute brass or copper.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 11:17:43 AM »

I dropped off a few dozen shims and washers in 5 different sizes, along with a Penn wrench -- at the PO today, James --

You might receive them Monday or Tuesday from California to Georgia.

McMaster-Carr may have these shims -- but it is doubtful -- but I do not know -- they are unusually thin.

I know of no other After-Market sources -- eBay has them available sometimes.

Any time they are available on ebay -- grab them -- they are both indispensable and soon to become extinct.

Best,

Fred

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 11:20:23 AM »

   I just checked eBay...I saw lots of Mitchell shims on there. They were kind of pricey but there were decent size bags available.
   I was born in '65, so I know what you mean about fishing with gear the same age, it's a blast. Cool
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 02:04:05 PM »

I just got another version 6 on ebay 58' model,it's not as pretty as my other ones but, as long as it works.I wonder if anyone had ever had one powder coated? I wouldn't want to demise the history of the reel but, I don't plan on getting rid of these reels.Thanks again Mr.Oakes, the shims you sent should have mine running smooth soon!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 07:13:14 PM »

jgp12000,

This was from an old post (2012) by someone at the Mitchell Reel Museum.  It sure sounded like he knew what he was talking about. Grin

SHIM MEASUREMENTS

DIAL CALIPER:
ETALON MODEL 125 (75-115811) SERIAL NUMBER: 4T 02294 01
CALIBRATED IN SUMMER 2011 (WITH DOCUMENTATION)
Graduation (Decimal Inch): 0.0010
Sub Graduation Dots (Decimal Inch): 0.0005

SUPPLY (ORDERED FROM THE REEL DOCTOR, EDMONTON, AB)
4 EACH OF:
81012: Shim (Baffle Plate to Head)
81047: Shim (Pinion Gear)
81035: Shim (Drive Gear)
81024: Shim (Head to Housing)

METHOD:
Measured each shim 8 times at pie intervals for all measurements, twice
ID & ODís were all extremely close to same (within 0.0005, average)
Differences for Thicknesses are shown

RESULTS:

81012: Shim (Baffle Plate to Head) 300-301, 300A-301A
ID = 0.315 (8mm)
OD = 0.551 (14mm)
Thick = 0.004, 0.004 (0.1mm), 0.006 (0.15mm), 0.008 (0.2mm)

81047: Shim (Pinion Gear) 300-301, 300A-301A
ID = 0.1675 (4.25mm)
OD = 0.259 (6.579mm)
Thick = 0.005 (0.127mm)

81035: Shim (Drive Gear) 300-301
ID = 0.259 (6.579mm)
OD = 0.394 (10mm)
Thick = 0.004, 0.004 (0.1mm), 0.008, 0.008 (0.2mm)

81024: Shim (Head to Housing) 300-301
ID = 0.319 (8.103mm)
OD = 0.3925 (9.97mm)
Thick = 0.004 (0.1mm), 0.005, 0.005, 0.005 (0.127mm)

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 12:15:54 AM »

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...someone at the Mitchell Reel Museum.  It sure sounded like he knew what he was talking about. 

His name is Reid. If one is to repost the information someone went to the trouble of writing, it is only right to extend credit to him.

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 11:33:00 AM »

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His name is Reid. If one is to repost the information someone went to the trouble of writing, it is only right to extend credit to him.


I agree, Robert! It seems, though, that with such easy access to information via the interwebby, acknowledgements are more often ignored rather than given.  Sad
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2020, 12:15:14 PM »

Yeah, but so much of the internet info is unsigned or anonymous except for some silly user name.  If you want to be credited for your work then you need to forfeit some privacy.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2020, 02:08:17 PM »

Yeah, but so much of the internet info is unsigned or anonymous except for some silly user name.  If you want to be credited for your work then you need to forfeit some privacy.
-steve

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2020, 10:46:06 PM »

Privacy?  Let me check that on Facebook and get back to you Grin

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2020, 09:35:00 AM »

Privacy?  Let me check that on Facebook and get back to you Grin

steve

I try to conform steve, honestly I do.  But sometimes the whole privacy thing just creeps me out.  Maybe if it get it all off my chest I'll be more comfortable.

-steve Hawkins
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808-239-9963
my bank PIN number is 6003
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No FB, no Twitter, no Linkedin, no YouTube, etc. helps  Wink, but.....easy access to, and publication of, state & local government records sure don't help!  Angry At least when I get Googled they usually just find Blink 182 connections, signature guitars references and weird publicity photos.  Shocked Cheesy Now, back to shims.  Grin
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Love those open face spinning reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco Cardinals)

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