I found a new project today along with some Mitchell spool cases,the reelisa bit rough but Ivan straighten it and beatify it a bit,maybe catfish and surf fishing,what do you think for a 10 spot?
No but I soaked the rings and foot in vinegar and lemon juice after reshaping the foot and hand brushed the foot with a wire brush which cleared up any verdigris and loose chrome,I polished the crossbars down to 1500 wet or dry pretty much everything else was soaked with PB blaster and wiped down then lightly greased while assembling with some light gun grease,After assembly I did polish it a bit with some glass top stove polish.on the rings,foot and rods.
I been considering making a nickel plate ing set up for gun purposes and if it works I may consider trying a replate but for now it’s not bad at all for my uses.I may install carbon drags also,these lock down but only after the star is almost completely tight ,what’s normal for this adj? You guys probably know that but I’m a little in the gray on that.I’ll also probably replace the screws that are bungered,that’s a peeve of mine,also from gun work.the spool play is adjusted to just a bit of play short of zero.I’ll have to see about the binding under load thing,I guess I’ll find out. I may find an aluminum spool for it eventually,you say put some braid on before mono? What about all braid?
I would like to date her but I may have got her close,who do you know that might help?Dude, that's an old one! in great shape! I'd clean that and put on onna shelf. seriously. That vintage, in that shape are fairly hard to come by, and that handle in butterscotch, is rare. I'd say 50's but maybe pre-WWII; I know who to ask if you wish to date the reel. Just take her somewhere nice with cloth napkins and bubbly.