You could try Jim's Reel Shop, they rescued a ABU506 for me which I thought was knackered and it's worked just fine ever since. As a result of that experience I've had them do a full service on another 506.BF60 wrote: ↑Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:54 amHi,thanks very much for the reply. I don't have the skills to fix it if I took it apart it would never work again lol and apart from no mechanical skill I have white finger which severely minimises the feeling and dexterity of my fingers at least I have one to look at I used to drool over them as a kid in the Tight lines catalogue plus everything else lol
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If the reel is ticking when you turn the rotor 9 times out of ten its the white plastic trip that needs replacing, the ticking sound is the trip just rubbing on the trip collar and not shutting the bail perfectly. A hard part to find for a 66 but I have plenty for the 77. Its not the easiest of fixes first time round as the springs have a tendency to fly out of the rotor, best done inside a box so you can find the springs should they ping out. If there is any other problem I keep hundreds of parts for all Cardinal reels from 1964 to 1982.
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