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    Default any machinists here...?

    I have an older JWYoung Beaudex reel

    i wish to use in LH wind mode, so need move the line guard onto the stantion (sic?) on the opposite side

    it is a 7BA thread

    tried to order a tap from eBay - a bewildering choice

    1... do i need just 1 tap at 7BA...can you provide a link..?
    2....what size drill..?
    3....or do i need a series to cut the thread gradually

    as you see I am a DIY failure...
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    thanks
    wade safe...............john

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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    Whilst waiting for a reply.why not just use the reel as the guard is really not required.

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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    Bumble and Luketroutstalker will be able to help I would have thought.

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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    7BA is very small, you will need, high speed drill
    centre drill DO NOT use a centre punch
    2mm tapping drill
    paraffin
    7BA second tap (as it is a thro' hole)
    suitable tap wrench
    a means of holding the reel securely because the drill is very small and any movement is liable to break it. A block of wood would do.

    The reel body is die cast so don't expect it to behave like other metals, paraffin is a must or the waste material will weld to the drill and enlarge the hole.

    tap will cost approx. 1.50, drill 0.50p, centre drill 1.00 +postage

    Pity your so far away from me, It would only take a couple of minutes to do.
    Last edited by bumble54; 06-06-2017 at 03:11 PM.

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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    Hi John, Jims right really, the line guard isn't an essential, but agree it would be nice to fit it.
    However, if it's a single pawl reel, if you use it LHW it won't alter the clicker from RHW.
    On my Beaudex reels built for RHW if I use it for LHW the sound and resistance will be in the wrong order, ie quieter pulling line off and louder winding back on.
    However, if it's a dual pawl, forget what I said and just reverse the pawls.
    Just a thought.
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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    ....... the sound and resistance will be in the wrong order, ie quieter pulling line off and louder winding back on.
    However, if it's a dual pawl, forget what I said and just reverse the pawls.....S.
    I usually set up the pawls so less resistance pulling OFF than winding ON
    IMO this protects the 6x tippet against sudden lunges

    it is an earlier model - with the brass name plate on the rear......
    there are dual pawls but only 1 actuating arm on the tension adjuster...

    ---------- Post added at 05:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:06 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by bumble54 View Post
    .............
    Pity your so far away from me, It would only take a couple of minutes to do.
    hmmm - all sounds a bit delicate for a ham-fisted DIY clutz

    I'll prob use 'no guard' - can always replace if selling

    thanks for all the advice..............
    wade safe...............john

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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    John, put a picture up that better shows the internal pawl arrangement etc.
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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    Quote Originally Posted by luke troutstalker View Post
    John, put a picture up that better shows the internal pawl arrangement etc.


    however - presently it's reversed from wot is shown here

    the upper LHS pawl is dis-engaged
    the lower RHS pawl is engaged
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    in RHW usage; this gives
    low resistance for wind IN
    higher resistance for pull OUT
    wade safe...............john

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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    I can't be sure the reel and drag adjustment would function in either hand orientation from the pic.
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    Default Re: any machinists here...?

    Quote Originally Posted by luke troutstalker View Post
    I can't be sure the reel and drag adjustment would function in either hand orientation from the pic.
    doh... you are quite right
    when cleaning and lubing I must have got the pawls mixed up
    not only were they in the wrong location but UPSIDE down too....

    anyway - a current Beaudex post on the CFRF showed some clear examples. It seems mine is pre-1985....

    now the resistance/click is softer on line pull-OUT ...perfect

    shame about the line guard though

    new picture for LHW
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    Last edited by yardbent; 08-06-2017 at 05:51 PM. Reason: (post being revised)
    wade safe...............john

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