a photo of a 50h from a good friend of mine.
first thing I like to do with these is pull the left ring and grease it
underneath, then grease all the screw holes.
left ring goes back on, and the right side plate comes off. Three side plate
screws is all you need.
the left side plate bearing, put a little grease on the clicker and spring. Next
to come off are the handle lock screw (key #52), the handle screw (key #51),
the handle (key #50), the handle washer (key #49), the star drag (key #48) and
the drag spring washers (key #47).
out the four set plate screws (key #35). At this point, the reel goes "boing"
and you're committed!
Boing! Lube the right side plate
Here's a shot of the jack assembly
after it has been cleaned up, and the drag washer assembly prior to cleaning.
Note all of the oil in the drag washers. It was no wonder the drags were sticky.
I've cleaned everything up and switched out the stock drag washers for the Penn
ht-100 drag washers. The drag washers are still dry at this point.
drag washers were then greased and set plate assembly was put back together.
It's a basic three-stack similar to what you see in the Jack Erskine picture
below. Thank you, Mr. Erskine!!!
The four set plate screws (key # 35)
go back in.