shimano calcutta 250A rebuild

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by alantani, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    when i first started salmon fishing, i started with a penn 113h trolling 2.5 pound lead on a sinker release. when i started fishing with jacky douglas on the "wacky jacky," we were mooching. the ultimate mooching reel at that time was considered to be the shimano calcutta 250. it was a great reel then, it is still a great reel now.

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    here's a link to the schematic.

    http://www.mikesreelrepair.com/schematics/albums/shimano/Shimano_ct250.pdf

    it's simple to open up this reel. just back out the two right side plate bolts (key #1698).

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    the reel breaks down easily into three pieces, the frame assembly, the spool and the right side plate assembly.

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    put a drop of lube in left spool bearing (key #194). this bearing measures 3x10x4. if it needs replacing, the bearing retainer (key #32) is easily removed.

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    clean up the spool shaft a little.

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    let's put the spool assembly back into the frame and set it aside.

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    now for the right side plate assembly.

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    remove the handle nut plate screw (key #795) and handle nut plate (key #1692).

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    remove the handle nut (key #797).

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    remove the handle (key #1716) and friction washer (key #799).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN59911.JPG

    remove the star drag (key #1573).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN59921.JPG

    remove the star drag spacer (key #1289)

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60191.JPG

    remove the drag spring washers (key # 15).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN59931.JPG

    remove the two right side plate screws (key #191).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN59941.JPG

    remove the right side plate assembly (key #1574). note that the right side plate bolts (key # 1698) stay with the right side plate.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN59951.JPG

    the right side plate bearing (key #194) is rusted and will have to be replaced.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN59961.JPG

    remove the cast control cap (key #1209) and cast control spacer (key #9).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN59971.JPG

    this bearing also measures 3x10x4.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN59981.JPG

    install the new bearing (key #194), cast control cap (key #1209) and spacer (key #9).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60021.JPG

    the "anti-reverse" roller clutch bearing (key #1207) works fine. let's soak it with corrosion x and then clean it out with an old rag. pull the rag through and then twist both clockwise and counter-clockwise.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60031.JPG

    let's pull the main gear.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60041.JPG

    we're going to upgrade with drag system to carbontex.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60061.JPG

    here are all the parts, cleaned up and in line. on top is the set plate assembly (key #1221). the middle row shows (left to right) the roller clutch inner tube (key #1206), the key washer (key #1211), the drag washer C (key #1212), the drive gear (key #1213), and drag washer A (key #1214). the lower row shows our new carbontex drag washers.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60071.JPG

    take a quick look and make sure the anti-reverse ratchet (key #1215) is properly oriented and seated.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60091.JPG

    slap a generous coat of cal's grease on carbontex drag washers.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60101.JPG

    install smaller carbontex drag washer.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60111.JPG

    install the drive gear (key #1213).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60121.JPG

    install the larger carbontex drag washer.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60131.JPG

    install the key washer (key #1211).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60141.JPG

    install the roller clutch inner tube (key #1206).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60151.JPG

    install the right side plate assembly (key #1574).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60161.JPG

    install the two right side plate screws (key #191).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60171.JPG

    install the two drag spring washers (key #15) in a "()" configuration.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60181.JPG

    install the star drag spacer (key #1289) gray side up.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60201.JPG

    install the star drag (key #1573) and turn it down until it clears the shoulders of the drive shaft (key #1299).

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    install the friction washer (key #799).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60221.JPG

    install the handle assembly (key #1716).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60231.JPG

    install the handle nut (key #797).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60241.JPG

    install the handle nut plate (key #1692).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60251.JPG

    install the handle nut plate screw (key #795).

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60261.JPG

    add a small amount of grease to the screw holes in the frame.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60271.JPG

    lube the spool shaft and right spool bushing.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60281.JPG

    find the clutch plate (key #1233). this is the "in gear" postion.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60291.JPG

    push the clutch plate down to the "free" position.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60301.JPG

    the clutch bar (key #1316) is now in the "free" position.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60311.JPG

    push it to the "in gear" position.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60321.JPG

    back off the cast control cap (key #1209) a couple of turns.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60331.JPG

    the right side plate assembly (key #1574) should now seat easily.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60341.JPG

    gently tighten down the pair right side plate bolts (key #1698) until the bolts seat, then give it another half turn so that it is snug. tighten these down too much and the heads will snap right off. been there.......

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60351.JPG

    check the freespool.

    http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSCN60361.JPG

    lube the worm shaft (key #1714). this would also be a good time to remove the pawl cap (key #1239) and lube the line guide pawl (key #42)

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    and done!

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  2. shanker

    shanker Senior Member

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    NICE...I'm guessing it would be the same for a Calcutta 400 or 700 just on a larger scale?