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  1. Recently got a mint Abu 6000c and figured I'd hop it up a bit before taking it out. I ordered a current soft grip Abu garcia handle for it and handle nut kit. When I went to install I noticed there's not enough drive treads to tread the handle ,retainer,and nut. I've seen photos of this combo of parts working. Only washer between the handle and the star is that thin flat spring washer :/ ? ...... Also it's still has the stock nylon drive shaft bushing ,the bearing kit and ct frame won't be here till Monday.
  2. Parting together a new rod and im having trouble finding eva foam handles longer than 18in. Anyone have a link to any ? Thanks
  3. I love um, I enjoy them more than the ultracast
  4. 1974 abu 6000c with smoothie drag washers, foran reel ct conversion on a 2010 frame,and the drive shaft bearing mod.
  5. I swooped up some abu garcia seven side plates thinking they'd fit a older 7000 . Turns out they fit but are slightly different. The hole for the button to disengage the spool was a little larger. So i googled and found out the abu seven is a different reel ,it's alot like the 7000i under the side plates. Read it was marketed to new Zealand. Anyways ,I happened to get one in a trade locally and thought I'd share some pics since there doesn't seem to be any on google... excuse the gross grease and dirt ,I'm working on that. Things I've noticed so far in taking it apart. It uses a old 7000 main gear and dog paw. No bearings ,it uses bushing behind the end caps,and a black nylon bushing on the drive shaft like the old 7000. It uses the old 7000 drive shaft and drag washers Instead of a button it has a switch to engage/disengage free spool . It's very 7000ish and old 7700 Cog gear is metal ,and has a Swedish clicker setup ,and old star drag It has the standard old screws ,no phillips I'll post more later as I finish swapping plates and cleaning
  6. Finished cleaning and putting back together. It feels like the kind of reel you leave in the car . It feels meh,but works. Cool concept ,it probably wouldn't be too bad with bearings on the driveshaft and spool.
  7. Nevermind I figured it out
  8. Man ,that's a tough one .. if you're throwing alot I'd stay away from the brass side plates. The brass are x2 heavier. I'd just look for a later model ,good used standard c3 and toss a ct conversion on it . The one is fat enough that it doesn't flex much and isn't a dumbbell shape, Or buy one of his reels. I waited around forever to find a 2nd narrow spool reel and still paid more than I expected. Now the ones I'm seeing are very used up and going for the same prices as jerrys reels . Better off buying one of the reels if your looking for a 7000hsnCt
  9. Here's a few pics of my abu garcia 7000 high speed narrows with CT conversions and black 7000c brass plates... these reels fish so good
  10. I was looking at an exploded view of the omoto 7000 series and was wondering if the one way bearing (iar) would fit in a older abu garcia 7000 ? Anybody try this ?
  11. I'm just going to order part 62a (one-way ball bearing).. It seems fitting considering its for a gold bg7000 hsn .. Hopefully it works,if not oh well only out a few bucks for a bearing.
  12. Thanks man .. Hopefully you hear something. I asked a couple catfish guys on a forum and one guy said he'll post a pic of the bearing set up on his omoto later. I've never seen a one way bearing configured like a rotary bearing before ,it's got me curious how they have iar.... Sitting here trying to imagine my 7000 garcia with iar is blowing my mind lol..
  13. I wasn't talking about the new abu 7000i models .... Here's the omoto [img= And here's a older abu garcia 7000c] If I read right the omoto uses a dog and one way bearing,right ? I thought the omoto was a copy of the og abu 7000 c3
  14. How did you use a standard screw driver bolt ? I thought the wheel was held on by a small clip.... It looks very fast
  15. Mines the daiwa sol ... I like how when you palm it you can drag the line over your index finger on the retrieve and feel every little bump . Finesse fishing weightless small plastics makes feel like a puppeteer with a worm [img=]
  16. You could do a "static mag" ,and run no brakes.also the cog bearing and level wind upgrades. Those mods would keep cosmetic look stock .Once you chop the frame I'd assume the resale would drop..
  17. All but one of my garcias are CT framed.. Check out the spin time of this 6500cs Sent from my iPad
  18. I always thought the mag force v was the go to system for finesse because its less forgiving. My v spooled sol casted light stuff better then my stock old z spooled steez . I guess I got to try the shimanos systems ,it's been awhile.
  19. There's a nice tuning guide on tackle tour's web site.... A few things I did to one awhile aside from bearings was poilshed the spindle ends and the metal to metal moving parts and removed the bearing shields.
  20. Dang better then the sol ...I run mine with orange seal bocas and its pretty fast guys making me want a core.. I wonder how that new lil revo would compare to the core
  21. I just put it on a 10 foot emcast until my om gets here. Going to try it out this weekend... when my ocean master gets here this reel is going to sing
  22. Been wanting to try a core since I seen them
  23. Was tossing what I thought was a good sized swim bait for this lake and caught a few this sized and one good one ... Lil guy pounded it lol [img=]
  24. [VIDEO][/VIDEO]Just finished my ct conversion for my abu garcia 7000 big game hsn .. [img= [img=]' alt='image-36.jpg'>
  25. From the album Pictures of you Abu