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Old 06-06-2017, 02:17 PM
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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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Old 06-06-2017, 02:35 PM
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Whilst waiting for a reply.why not just use the reel as the guard is really not required.

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Old 06-06-2017, 02:52 PM
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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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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.
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:53 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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Old 06-06-2017, 04:10 PM
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....... 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...

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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..............
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:11 PM
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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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John, put a picture up that better shows the internal pawl arrangement etc.
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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
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:59 PM
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I can't be sure the reel and drag adjustment would function in either hand orientation from the pic.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:16 PM
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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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