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Cortez Converions Standard Jigmaster Side Plate Build

This is a tutorial for our Standard Jigmaster side plates, that will fit 500, 501, the and 99 width Jigmaster. It will also fit Tiburon and Accurate frames. The build is all stock with the exception of a Main Gear Sleeve (98-60) Coarse thread addition.
It is recommended the you visit and down load a schematic for the 500 Jigmaster for reference. 
Fig.1 Exploded View. Our Kit comes with the items listed below.
  • 2 stainless steel bearing cups with o-rings and 2 ABEC-5 stainless steel bearings.
  • Color matched Eccentric lever with 2 o-rings and stainless steel washers.
  • Delrin Eccentric Sleeve
  • Stainless Steel Clicker button, Nylon washer, Penn Dog, Cir-clip,   Clicker spring , and 2 stainless steel mounting screws.
  • 10 Stainless Steel Plate screws
  • Left and Right Side Plates
Fig.2 What you will need to complete this build.
  • Star Drag Wheel
  • Handle screw
  • Handle lock screw
  • Eccentric screw
  • Eccentric spring
  • Eccentric
  • Eccentric Jack
  • 2 Upper & 2 Lower bridge screws
  • Dog & Dog spring
  • Pinion
  • Pinion Yoke
  • 2 Clutch Springs
  • Bridge With sleeve
  • Gear Sleeve 
  • Main Gear
  • Drag Washer set
These parts can be acquired either by a donor reel or they can be purchased here at (500 Jigmaster)
Fig.3 Bearing Cups with bearings and o-rings installed. Note: The Bearing Cups are not the same for both side plates. The cup with the Post is the pinion side cup.
Fig. 4 & Fig. 4A Left side Plate Assembled. Note: Nylon washer goes between Clicker Button and Left Side plate in Fig. 4
Fig. 5 Right Side Plate  with Bearing Cup and Delrin Eccentric Sleeve installed
Eccentric Lever O-ring installation 
To view a brief tutorial of this process,
click on the image.
Fig.7 Right Side Plate with Eccentric, and Eccentric Spring installed.
Fig.7A Right Side Plate, with Bearing Cup, Delrin Eccentric Sleeve, Eccentric Lever, metal washer, and Eccentric screw. Note: Metal washer goes in-between Eccentric Screw and Eccentric Lever.
Fig.7B & 7C Right side plate complete with bridge assembly, drag star, bridge screws and Plate screws
Fig.8 If you are using a Tiburon spool, these washers maybe necessary to complete your build. Simply press one or two onto the clicker side of the spool shaft, all the way down to the clicker wheel. This ensures clearance for the bearings.
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