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 Post subject: Shims
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:30 pm • #  
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Having viewed the 300 service videos so kindly posted, I wonder where one would find "shims".

Most of my reels are 330s and are, for the most part, noisy, so shims might help.

Any advice would be appreciated.

 Post subject: Re: Shims
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:16 pm • #  
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Ebay is the best place to get a good selection really; though if you have any older tackles shops in your area, they are worth checking. Shims are still being sold NOS in original packaging, so many were made in the past.

Shimming is less stressful if you have all three sizes for each shim point: 0.1mm, 0.15mm and 0.2mm.

The most important shim points in order of priority are rotor-to-housing, baffle plate, pinion gear and main gear.

In later reels, a main gear shim often isn't as necessary as in early reels.

Get the rotor and baffle plate shims right and then fine tune at the pinion gear.

Note that with older reels, you might need a new pinion gear and that wear of the oilite bearings which allow slop even if properly shimmed, will make eliminating all noise difficult.

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