very boring day here in Dink-land, so im gonna post how to modify a a non-clicker ambassador to a clicker reel. i have 4 different 5500/5600's that i channel fish with, two of which i got at a yard sale really cheap but they didnt have clickers. i rarely ever use a clicker while channel fishing but there are times i have to walk away from my pole, take a snooze, or want to try some live bait for flats. below are pics of how i modified them. all ambassadors from 5000-6500's have the same plastic gear under the sideplate for moving the levelwind and operating the clicker regardless if it has a clicker or not (pic-1). im not sure about the 4600's. Pic-2 shows the brass version of the clicker mechanism as it is on the plate and by itself. the local repair shop sold me the 2 parts for $4. if you have another ambassador WITH a clicker remove the side plate and clicker mechanism, put the side plate of the reel you want to modify next to it, align all the screw holes, and using a sharpie draw an exact copy of the groove on the spot where it should be. then, let it dry for a few and using a Dremmel CAREFULLY cut out a groove for the clicker mechanism (pic-3) and de-bur the edges. install mechanism, replace sideplate, and you have a reel with a clicker. if you do not have steady hands i wouldnt advise doing this, and please wear safety glasses. as you can see i cut a little close to the edge on the one in the pic (pic-3,silver plate), that was the first one i done, but it works just fine. if you do this be careful and go slow! cut the groove a little small then enlarge as needed.