I have been asked this question several times so I'm posting how to instructions and photos. Hope this helps and PM any questions you may have. Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Reels Upgrading Bushings To Ball Bearings I used a newer model Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6000 Original Reel but it is the same for many of the Ambassadeur reels with bushings. If in doubt go to http://www.abugarcia.com/ and find the correct schematic for your reel. Photo of the 6000 Original reel I upgraded from a single spool ball bearing to dual spool ball bearings. Completely loosen the 3 flathead screws on the outer edge of the side plate, they will stay attached to the side plate and not come completely out. Remove the side plate from the reel and this is what it will look like. Be careful not to lose the two little white plastic brake blocks.