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I want to adjust the mag on my 970 during the cast

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I've fished the Penn 970 & 980 since '85, and I am very comfortable with them and get decent distance - but I want more! I've replaced the stock bearings with ABEC 7's, ceramic, and now I want to be able to adjust the magnet during the cast. You can't simply put a knob on the adjustment because it's flush with the sideplate. I need something like the monomag bolt/spring/magnet unit for Abu's. Does anyone know what size the hole for the magnetic adjustment screw on the 970 and 980 is in mm? 

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Unfortunately the thread size isn’t noted on the reel schematic: https://www.reelschematic.com/wp-content/uploads/schematics/Penn/Conventional/Penn 980.pdf

That shouldn’t prevent you from removing the reel cover plate and adding an additional magnet to the existing magnet bearing pressure plate (p/n 302 on the accompanying schematic) if there’s room and the magnet won’t make excessive contact with the spool. I prefer to use more thumb pressure than modify this vintage reel. I also have the 970. Hope this helps! 

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Who ever you're dealing with that's who answers your questions.

Monitor your fluff while your cast is in mid-flight. Once the rig

reaches it's apex that's when the spool slows. Adjustment varies.

 

 

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Posted (edited) · Report post

Cheech, that cover plate is from a ABU Garcia reel. Check your own reels clearances before considering such a modification!

Edited by Swimbaiter

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