This driveshaft bearing upgrade is designed to replace the nylon bush of the "C" model ABU Ambassadeur 7000 reels, making your reel much smoother and reducing wear on the driveshaft and gears. The kit replaces ABU Nylon bush part number 21601 and the bearing is a direct replacement for ABU bearing number 21591 (the bearing is available on its own on the shop too).
The nylon bushes are prone to wear, creating play in the drive and shortening the life of the gears. Simply replace the nylon bush with the two washers and bearing as shown in the picture below to get rid of the problem for good.
Fits post 1981 models with a 17mm ID to the right side plate boss which is fitted with ABU part No 21601 as standard and is compatible with the following models.
7000 B (11 00), 7000 C3 (03 00), 7000 C3 (03 01), 7000 CL (07 00), 7000 C3 (10 00), BG 7000 HS (13 00), BG 7000 HSN (13 00), BG 7001 HS (13 00), 7500 CT (07 00), 7700 CL (07 00) Ambassadeur Morrum, 7700 CT (07 00) Ambassadeur Morrum, SX7700 CL (05 00).
The bearing supplied is made in Japan and manufactured from hard-wearing and salt resistant Stainless Steel. The bearing is pre-lubed however we suggest that you coat it lightly with reel grease before fitting.
Please note: the bearing included is not an IAR bearing and you will need to retain the anti-reverse pawl on your reel.