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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:54 pm • #  
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Hi
Cleaning a couple of 306's which last saw action 35 years ago - first one was no problem but have a problem with the anti-reverse dog. The second reel is slightly different so hopefully you guys can help. There two photos uploaded - the first shows the dog sitting snugly into the "stop" piece which is connected to the reverse/anti reverse lever on the outer casing.

Apart from a very slight clicking noise on the turning the handle it's ok. However, when the anti reverse is engaged, the outer lever switch (on the outside casing to engage/ disengage the anti-reverse) becomes very loose and "flicks" as the handle is turned - as per the second photo.
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When engaged, the anti-reverse pawl rides over the ratchet tips on the main gear, this is the audible click heard when cranking with the A/R on. This motion can be transferred to the A/R dog lever and cause it to pulse, especially if it turns very loosely.

It's only an issue if the dog and A/R lever separate, which usually means that it was pried apart sometime in the past.


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Smead,
I think we mates are lucky to have you around for the sticky details on these kinds of questions.

Truly Appreciated,
Ted Lanham


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thanks guys and apologies if I'm slow on the uptake but please refer to the annotated photo below:
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Any suggestions how to ensure a much snugger fit between the "stop" which rotates to active the anti-reverse on and off (connected to switch lever on outer casing) and the "dog". The photo shows these are slightly separated which gives the loose pulsing sensation when turning the handle - I'm struggling to understand best way to solve this. Cheers


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Always glad to help.

You might bend the flat spring outward a bit; but the exterior lever portion may still pulse...the pawl has to move over the gear ratchet teeth.

In the past, the A/R was often kept off on a spinning reel; many fisherman preferred to back-reel rather than trust the drag.

It's really not that big a deal though.

Still, if it really bothers you could try to make the dog tighter by tapping it into the lever. The dog and exterior lever are two pieces; lay the housing with the exterior lever side down on a table with some thin padding, then tap the dog with a hammer and punch. Be careful not to make it too tight.


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