Rebuild with my son

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Ok, first off, I've never done a full breakdown of a reel, but I figure now is as good a time as any to get my 14 year old son into a small time mechanical project.


If my research is correct, we're working on an Olympic reel, but the info online is thin. Does anyone recognize this reel?


The plan is 1) full disassembly with photos at critical stages, 2) decrease and clean all the parts, 3) remove corrosion and sand as needed, 4) repaint all previously painted parts, 5) dip the plastic parts, 6) reassemble and grease. Guessing I'll have to at least get a new drag stack.


Anyone have advice?



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Agree^ !!  Take em from several different angles too to catch the location of the little spring that may come zooming out.  There are a wealth of schematics on the web too for obscure reels. Patience.

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