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Richard May
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 - posted 02-14-2018 02:49 PM      Profile for Richard May   Email Richard May   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So how much oil should you put on a brand new felt pad for the non motor side spindle?

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Brad Miller
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 - posted 02-14-2018 03:59 PM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
None, ever.

Once you put oil on a clutch pad, you will FOREVER have to put oil on it. Just set your nut that controls the compression of the tension spring back further for less pressure.

This is especially important for reel arms on reel-to-reel projection systems. As the oil dries out, the tension becomes greater and you don't want the tension changing on you over time.

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Richard May
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 - posted 02-14-2018 04:43 PM      Profile for Richard May   Email Richard May   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I did try that with a new pad but it was either too loose or too tight. I couldn't seem to get a good wrap.

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Richard May
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 - posted 09-15-2018 10:09 AM      Profile for Richard May   Email Richard May   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Any more tips on this? The wrap is still too loose when rewinding reels.

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Brad Miller
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You can always change out the clutch spring to one not so tight, which will give you more precision in the adjustment.

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