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Old 01-20-2018, 05:51 PM
levelpebble levelpebble is offline
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Default Re: Bumping my real Rogers question... is this crazy??

My moral dilemma was much easier, as my donors were full length 14" from a single tension Mercury. I cut them down for my Spotlite kit, which is the 50's version of a 60's Tower center lug. I only needed 8, so it worked out perfectly.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:08 PM
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My moral dilemma was much easier, as my donors were full length 14" from a single tension Mercury. I cut them down for my Spotlite kit, which is the 50's version of a 60's Tower center lug. I only needed 8, so it worked out perfectly.
I see there are some of those really long ones for sale on eBay now. I just purchased some 4.25ís to get me by. I really want to get this kit back on itís feet before the end of the month.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:40 PM
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Reached out to the Drum Farm.... letís hope Mr. Chiasson has a few in the parts door. Thanks for the suggestion to contact Bobby.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:56 PM
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Getting a few leads but nothing solid yet. How long does it usually take the ďDrum FarmĒ to respond?
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:41 PM
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I don't think this can be done....I've wondered about it myself. The stem of the rod is a smaller dia than the threads. Easy to find out. Hold the shank in your fingers and slide it down to the threads. I don't have a micrometer for measurements. Anyone?

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Old 01-22-2018, 03:56 PM
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Default Re: Bumping my real Rogers question... is this crazy??

I agree with Dave, there is a difference in dia. you can cut them, and they will work for awhile, but will lose their holding because thread is not deep enough resulting in a loose fit. don't cut! someone is looking for them.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Bumping my real Rogers question... is this crazy??

I think it is a bad idea to cut them but I may still ask the local machine shop for an opinion just for curiosity sake.
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:55 PM
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Red face YES it is crazy and it won't work.

OK machine shop says NO!! Rogers used a process called "roll threading" not thread cutting to produce the t-rods. Roll threading presses and extrudes the threads into the stock by rolling it between two threaded dies to produce the threads... that is why the shaft is smaller than the threaded portion of the t-rod. This video shows it being done on larger stock.

So I have to find some Cleveland Holiday T-rods. Which... is just part of this game I reckon.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:53 PM
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OK machine shop says NO!! Rogers used a process called "roll threading" not thread cutting to produce the t-rods. Roll threading presses and extrudes the threads into the stock by rolling it between to threaded dies to produce the threads... that is why the shaft is smaller than the threaded portion of the t-rod. This video shows it being done on larger stock.
What a cool clip, and one of those that makes me envious, like guys with lathes and anvils for cymbals - man you could get your job done in less than 5 minutes at this place...all you need is a major industrial setup.

Anyway it makes sense to me - not sure how the other guys threaded this type of rod but in my experience the material was just too hard.

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Old 01-23-2018, 04:12 PM
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Who would have known! Sure glad you took some time to look into it, someone needs the longer ones anyway.
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