I could use some advice with this Shakespeare spincast.

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Retroman83
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I could use some advice with this Shakespeare spincast.

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Hi friends. I’m working on a Sears 240 I believe is a Shakespeare 1767(?). I have worked or many spincast reels but this one has me stumped. All the parts and washers seem to be there and in working order but I have encountered a problem. When I tighten the star drag, it tightens the main gear with it. The tighter the drag, the stiffer the crank. The main gear tightens into the case like a sandwich. I have worked on a few star drag spincast reels without this problem.The reel is not usable like this and I cannot find a schematic either. If anyone has any advice, I’m all ears!
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Re: I could use some advice with this Shakespeare spincast.

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Without seeing what parts you have it's hard to give you any advice, but here's a schematic for the 1767. Hopefully it will help some. If you click on it it will enlarge. You can also enlarge the enlargement.

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Re: I could use some advice with this Shakespeare spincast.

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Thank you Tom. It appears all the parts are there. I’ll try to post more pictures.
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