Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

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Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by spookybaits » Thu May 07, 2020 4:53 pm

Any chance you can remove those spool spacers in the alphas CT70 and run a regular alphas spool in it?

Also- are the brakes different on the CT model and possibly pose an issue?

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Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by ss30378 » Fri May 08, 2020 8:02 am

Other than the spacers, the pinion gear and set plate and levelwind wormgear is different on the CT models to accommodate the narrow spool so those would need to be swapped as well.

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Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by SAGISI CUST0MS » Fri May 08, 2020 11:34 pm

Yes, they can be removed but not sure if you can use other spool. Pulled out and Cerakoted gloss black.

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Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by ss30378 » Sat May 09, 2020 8:17 am

What did you use to pull the spacers?

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Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by spookybaits » Sat May 09, 2020 10:11 am

Good stuff, thanks guys.

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Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun May 10, 2020 12:32 pm

ss30378 wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:17 am
What did you use to pull the spacers?
Those belong to my buddy. He pulled them out (or should I say pry), with various small tools. He said it was a total b!tch.

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Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by chrisg_sdcf » Thu May 21, 2020 3:47 pm

ss30378 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:02 am
Other than the spacers, the pinion gear and set plate and levelwind wormgear is different on the CT models to accommodate the narrow spool so those would need to be swapped as well.
So to use a ct sv spool in a alphas sv (or other 33mm alphas) your need to swap all those other parts as well as add spacers?

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Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by ss30378 » Thu May 21, 2020 6:24 pm

chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:47 pm
ss30378 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:02 am
Other than the spacers, the pinion gear and set plate and levelwind wormgear is different on the CT models to accommodate the narrow spool so those would need to be swapped as well.
So to use a ct sv spool in a alphas sv (or other 33mm alphas) your need to swap all those other parts as well as add spacers?
Yes that would be correct.

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Re: Can you remove the alpha CT70 Spool spacers?

Post by adam lancia » Fri May 22, 2020 2:59 am

I need to get my finesse custom and CT SV side by side to verify, but I think the frame protrusion on the gearbox side that mattress with the bearing on the spool is longer on the CT SV, *I think* (!). There's a plastic spacer or bushing in there beside the frame bearing that isn't present on other Alphas frames.

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