This got me thinking for a bit (which never ends well) and the end result was I decided to do a neat little setup with the help of my friend Mike who is an excellent machinist that does some of my gunsmith work where tighter tolerances are required.
I know the alphas parts and side plate will fit the pixy so 33mm spool was the goal. I grabbed a blue cosugi works spool and Mike developed a 33mm cutter that indexed off of the pinion bearing to clearance the frame. A few minutes later I have this.
A 33mm spool in a pixy! Now I have all the alphas spool options available in a pixy frame!
Now I'm awaiting a new set of palm plate guts and I'll reassemble with more pics!
I have not seen this before. We have the spacers going down in diameters (all sizes and variations), and some of us have shaved frames to fit oval line guides on Alphas.
But, but this is the first time I have seen such a frame modification on a Daiwa myself...
Looking forward to seeing the finished reel when done.
There is not another reel like it. Great to see it fully upgraded with the oval line guide upgrade.
The time and effort on the project was well-spent.
So for those interested in trying it here's what you need to do to make it work:
- clearance the frame with a 33mm cutter (if you want to send your frame to mike to cut it PM me for his info)
- a new set plate from an sv105 or you can file down the stock pixy one to work
- and for me I painted where the frame was clearanced so the magnesium was covered with paint.