Maintenance & Rebuild
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Record no. 60 rebuild (continued)
both bridge screws (key #13369).
the right side plate cover (key #1117131) from the baseplate assembly.
up all the components of the gear cluster. Interesting, it looks like
ambassaduer has switched over to dry carbon fiber drag washers (key #1116906)
inside the gear and a hard fiber washer (key #13169) underneath the gear.
I'm going to substitute a Penn ht-100
drag washer for the hard fiber washer (key #13169).
Penn washer is a Penn ht-100 #6-965. This washer has been cut down from 24mm
down to 15-17mm. It fits nicely under the gears of the ambassaduers and the
smaller Shimano bait casters.
this Penn washer is thicker than the stock ambassaduer fiber washer, it is
necessary to remove the small brass thrust washer (key #5189) underneath the
gear sleeve (key #22079). I am quite certain that these carbon fiber drag
washers will have the same high failure rate as Penn ht-100's following water or
oil intrusion. I highly recommend a thick coat of Shimano drag grease and then
rebuild the drag stack.
the anti-reverse roller bearing sleeve (key #22001).
it on the gear sleeve with a little grease (they get stuck easily).
the bridge screw holes.
the side plate screws (no key #).
the right side plate bearing (key #5230) with Corrosion X.
Slide the right side plate cover (key
#1117131) straight down on top of the base plate assembly and install the two
bridge screws (key #13369).
the thumb bar in the "up" position and the right side plate assembly should
match up perfectly with the frame.
down the frame screws until they seat, then cinch then down a little extra until
they are snug. use good mechanical judgment and don't snap off any heads.
the spring washers (key #5131) in the "()" position.
the star (key #1117091) and the spring (key #5115) with a little grease.
the handle (key #1117097) and c-clip (key#4490).
a little grease and install the handle nut (key #20944).
the handle nut collar (key #20944) and set screw (key #14868).
off the excess grease and you're done!