Drag washer upgrade

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by stonepony, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. stonepony

    stonepony New Member

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    I have an old Ambassadeur 5000 reel that was purchased in the early 1960's. Does anyone know if the new carbontex washers will work in this reel? I probably should buy the washers and put a new 6500 or 7000 around them. lol
     
  2. stonepony

    stonepony New Member

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    Does anyone know if the carbontex washers will work in the older Ambassadeur 5000's? Mine was manufactured in the early 1960's.
     

  3. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    They both should work as the size has not changed much
     
  4. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    Find the correct schematic for your reel and see if it uses the 4 drag washer setup, Abu Garcia Part #20907 or tear your reel apart and see if it uses the 4 drag washer system, I have seen some of the older Ambassadeurs using a different designed drag setup. If it does use the 4 drag washer setup you will need part #Abu 5500CA from Smoooth Drag, Carbontex Set of 4 $9.00. Smoooth Drag may also be able to assist you from the numbers on your reels foot. Abu Garcia=1-800-228-4272. Smoooth Drag=1-760-949-0271.