penn 113h full accurate conversion

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  1. alantani

    alantani I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    this is not a rebuild post, but just a short post to show off a little. a guy sent over a beautiful old 113h with an accurate frame and side plate kit. it's been a while since i put one of these together.

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    they're really not hard to do, just a little tedious. still, it's rare for me to find one already put together that doesn't have some small issue, a screw in the wrong place, or something. i wanted this one to be perfect! so the bearings were all lubed, all the screw holes and non-exposed metal surfaces had a light coating of grease, used all stainless hex head screws for the side plate, switched out the brass yoke for a stainless steel one that i had left over, shimmed the gear sleeve, greased the drag washers and installed an oversized pete kolekar handle on a penn international 30 arm.

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    i checked the drag on a scale and broke the line at 25#'s. this reel will easily fish straight 50# mono at 15#'s of drag, or straight 60# mono at 18#'s of drag. it also had 30 seconds of freespool after just a gentle spin. it's a little tight right now, but will loosen up nicely after a couple of albacore or yellowfin tuna. yes, it's old school, but i still believe that, for what it costs and what it does, the penn 113h remains the best value on the market today.

    oh, and bob, your reel is ready......

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  2. speedgoat

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    Thanks for the info Alan. I'm curious though, and I apologize if this is a stupid question but I'm new to saltwater tackle, but what exactly are the benefits of this conversion over the stock reel? Is the kit just the frame and side plates or are the gears and drags replaced as well? I have an old 113HLW so I'm pretty interested in this.
     
  3. alantani

    alantani I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    honestly, not that much. you could keep the stock reel and add just the frame and oversized handle and do just as well. it just depends on whether you like the look or not. i personally do not care for the side plates, but they do look nice!
     
  4. hucklongfin

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    I like a frame. It holds the sideplates in better alignment so it spins better and makes the reel stiffer and stronger. Plates theoretically transfer heat better... plastic sideplates act as insulators, not conductors of heat. To me, the sideplates just add weight and get scratched up.
     
  5. clip44

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    Hi,
    I am in the midst of a Penn 113H conversion using a Tiburon frame. My problem is this. I cannot get the clicker to work once I have reassembled the reel. I have taken it apart and put it back together several time to try and find the answer. Using Cal's grease and corrosion x in all the right places. The clicker knob moves properly (I did have to tweak it so it would move more smoothly), but still no clicker. The odd thing is that when I have the reel disassembled and turn the spool manually, I hear the clicker, but no clicker once its put back together. Any ideas or suggestions on what to do?
    Thanks,
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  6. alantani

    alantani I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    andy, my first guess is that the click tongue is too close to the side plate. if it's possible, try to get a nylon washer underneath the click tongue to "raise" it up a little higher. you're talking about a full conversion with side plates as well, right?
     
  7. Outhouse

    Outhouse I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Allen, are these frames and side plates still available? I have a 20 year old 113 that looks brand new and wonder if it is worth converting this old relic? I think my reel has been used three times since I bought it in 1987
     
  8. alantani

    alantani I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    a black side plate 113, no. a red side plate 113h, probably not unless it had alot of sentimental value.
     
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    DO YOU HAVE THESE KITS?
     
  10. BloodyL

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    Contact bajafishgear.com
     
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    YANK N CRANK #2 Proud Wyoming Resident

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    +1

    When I was there they had some complete conversions for sale and parts as well... Give them a call or PM Steve aka Ready4TheYellow
     
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    Alan, great job with the handle. I'm going to do that configuration with my Jvariance conversions that Art put together for me.
     
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    do you think it is worth doing full tibouron conversion to penn 500 jigmaster for my dad
     
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    This is an old post i have the same reel but inred i bought 3 years ago never fished it never used it now i want to use it it is a complete full accurate conversion with side plates and everything my questio is are these reels upgraded like gear wise or wgat other upgrades they have
     
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    Technically, that's not really a full accurate conversion since the frame is Tiburon. Accurate also made handles for those, as well as stainless 4:1 gears. I have a similar 4/0 with a black tiburon frame like that but it also has the accurate 4:1 steel gears. You can tell if it has the higher speed accurate gears by putting a piece of tape on the spool and then counting the revolutions with one complete turn of the handle. If the spool goes around 4 times with one crank, then you most likely have the accurate gears. Thats if you dont want to open it up and see. Nice reel..love those red spools!
     
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    Very cool Alan
     
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    You are right just noticed its not a full conversion thought it was for a minute the gears are the 3.1 put tape on spool went 3 times 1 crank took side plate off and yes they are definitely Bronze and the red spool is definitely sweet now i gues i have to get me some new Gears somewhere
     
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    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Finding those accurate gears is very difficult.
    Check the pro challenger website, he makes a nice set with upgraded drags
     

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