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Whirlwind Diverter Rod help

By ArnieC

8 months ago

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    #1 8 months ago

    I am in the middle of a Whirlwind restoration. The diverter rod had been badly bent. While trying to straighten it it snapped. Where can I buy the rod material? Is it a 1/4 inch stainless steel rod? I would pay some one to make 3 of them for me (should always have a backup). If someone made the Rods, I can cut the diverter flag thing.

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    #4 8 months ago

    This looks promising - I need to see if I can find a detail part list for the diverter.

    #5 8 months ago

    Any local welder can probably provide you with the proper sized rod.

    #6 8 months ago

    Ditto on the local welder. They'll fix you right up.

    #7 8 months ago

    Rivers metal shop in town could create that for you. I’ve had then laser cut different items for me and have been very fair.

    #8 7 months ago

    I will try Rivers thank you. I ended up buying a 3 foot piece of 1/4 rod and making a couple of them. I was going to make more, however cutting the stainless is hard. The groove for the e-clip perplexed me for a while, but ended up taking a hacksaw blade and a vice and a drill to cut it images below

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    #9 7 months ago

    You made a lathe out of a drill, a hacksaw blade, and a vise. I think you're doing ok

    I wonder if the best way to cut the flat part would be a grinder?

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