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#1 Kevin

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 05:35 PM

Any one know how to take an L drum apart? Any tools or techniques?
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 06:28 PM

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Not sure what you are trying to accomplish with taking a drum apart. I would bet most board members here would shudder to even think about it. If broken most would send it off to a qualified smith such as Merle. I know I would not try.
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 08:39 PM

I agree with SIG. You won't need to dis-assemble your drum unless something is broken. There really isn't anything that most can do to one. If it's broken, I would send it to Merle the drum doctor and have it fixed.
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Posted 14 March 2005 - 07:58 AM

You can not disassemble the rotor cage to get at the main spring, if that is what you are thinking; the assembly is staked in place. Once the staking is disturbed, it doesn’t go back securely. Merle is the only guy currently who gets into these. He reassembles by welding special parts to the rotor and cage, allowing them to be screwed together.

You can remove the rotor assy from the body by simply removing the retainer from the rotor shaft by lifting it’s tail out of the notch in the back of the body and pulling it sideways.

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 04:52 PM

Thanks to PK. and Grey Crow, that's the info I was looking for.
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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:10 PM

I wanted to take the rotor out to clean up some burrs and to take the top off of the two rivets. Now I can count clicks and maybe help the feeding. It's much easier to work on the rotor with it out of the drum. biggrin.gif
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