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Old 08-24-2011, 02:23 PM
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cappy, can you do a 710z the same way?
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:35 PM
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I've ported 710's and 712's but painted them with automotive paint not Hot Coat. Haven't added bearings, would need to find some parts reels to play with, maybe this winter if i have time. Would also need to find smaller power knobs, these large ones are too big. Can be done.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:13 AM
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I just bought a 704z on eBay, should I have it serviced asap? Can you guys recommend somewhere in south Jersey or someone on this site still do repairs?(RJ does restores?) The guy I bought it from said he washed it with soap and water after each use, just want to make sure it's in good working order or do some preventive maitenance.

duh, just googled Penn reel repairs/service, didn't realize Penn was still located in Philly. I work about a mile away from the repair shop - has anyone brought in a 704z recently? I'm guessing they won't trick it out like you guys but I might be able to get some parts from them if needed.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:30 PM
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See if they have some main gears left over, i could use a few.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:40 AM
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I guess they're very hard to come by these days? Do you think I can pick up some carbontex washers from the Penn factory? What are the chances they have any bailess kits left?

Your link seems to be broken RJ...
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:57 PM
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Just wanted to see what two-tone would look like. I guess for Flyers and Bengals fans it would work out well but being an Islanders and Bills fan i would need some blue in there!
How much for the Flyers Black and Orange? All it needs now is a big #16 on the sideplate with Clarke's autograph on the other side plate.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:00 AM
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Scotts B&T in Jersey should have the manual pickup kits. Thanks for the info on my link, don't know what happened. Your reel will probably need to be cleaned and lubed properly. Change the drag stack, rear drag washer, thrust washer, roller sleeve, bail bumper ( all non-metals). The bushings should be looked at closely. rj


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I guess they're very hard to come by these days? Do you think I can pick up some carbontex washers from the Penn factory? What are the chances they have any bailess kits left?

Your link seems to be broken RJ...
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:02 AM
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I can make you one. If your interested PM me. rj


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How much for the Flyers Black and Orange? All it needs now is a big #16 on the sideplate with Clarke's autograph on the other side plate.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:13 AM
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Thanks Cappy, I tried bidding on a manual kit on eBay, I dropped out of the bidding when it hit $35 - I wound up buying another 704z, this time with a gold spool, really sweet. I checked Scotts B&T' site, didn't see one on there, maybe I'll call them. Could you make a manual pick-up?
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:33 PM
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Hey mad69 I have been looking all over for a 710 kit, penn and scotts buckos, no one has them even most of the parts cant even be ordered its best to get another 710 and do it yourself i guess! As for the the 704z as of two weeks ago scotts didn't have any 69-704 kits available and didn't no when they would have them or make them. But for $27 dollars you can still order a kit from buckos thats what i did and just put it on last night, sweet ready to go!

RJCappy or anyone else have an idea or can build a kit for the 710 I would be psyched, I dont want to cut mine and file etc. looking to build something like the 704 kit were i can stikll keep tyhe original parts!

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Old 09-07-2011, 04:27 AM
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Thanks for the info Chef, I emailed Bucko's to see if they have any kits, I didn't see any listed though... I can't believe nobody could machine these parts, doesn't look like it would be too much work and they would make a killing off them.
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Alright. Here goes. This is my home made manual pick up kit. I've used this method on a Dam Quick 441N, a Penn 704 greenie, a Mitchell 302, and 2 Olympic Atlantis 2800s. It's worked flawlessly with all. What I did was take one of the screws from a junk Penn 4500 off the side plate that holds the bail spring in. If you don't have that exact reel basically any big headed screw from a reel will work. The thing to look for is that small patch of smooth metal between the threads and the head of the screw. That's what the line roller will go onto. Obviously the line roller from the 704z may or may not fit so you may have to find a line roller that will fit onto the screw you've chosen. Then you put the roller on the screw and screw the screw into the factory line roller arm. The key is to finding a screw that has a big enough head but not too big to where you can't put the line back onto the roller. Now obviously some screws you will find/use won't directly fit into the bail arm so some drilling and threading the hole of the bail arm to receive the new screw may be needed. No one said it would be a direct fit and it wouldn't be a project if there wasn't a little work involved but its a great, easy, cheaper replacement to the MPU kits that no one seems to have in stock anymore. Hope this helps everyone. ChefBX PM me if you need a bit more info?

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:41 PM
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hey mad69, I just got it a week and a half ago they should definately have them for the 704, i didnt even check there site just called them after scotts didn't have any. You should be able to get one, I hope other wise I should have bought more.

Hey seed420, love the name haha! I see what you did in the picture and it is a great alternative, I will try something possibly like that, after putting the 704 kit on I really like the fact that I can always put the bail back on and the 3 parts in the kit fit perfectly. But you are right I was wondering the same thing why doesnt a shop or parts place just make kits for the popular reels? Also I just dont want to start buying scrap reels all the reels I have new and old are all in working condition and matched to rods, dont really want to stockpile scrap.

Always appreciate the insight and opinions as I hope do mine!

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Old 09-12-2011, 02:44 PM
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Thanks again Chef, I got the MP from Bucko, very helpful and he shipped it right out.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:50 AM
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Has anyone used duracoat paint to re-paint their reels? From what I understand this is a gun paint that holds up very well, they also sell the stripper/solvent and filler - seems expensive but looks like it will work rather well. The filler looks like good stuff to fill in the pits on the spool.
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