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GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 12th, 2019, 12:56 pm
by RedSpecial
If this is already known about, feel free to chime in.
I did search the forums for quite a while but I couldn't find any concrete information as to whether this had been identified or not.

for reference, I'm talking about the fitting here, connected to the yellow tubing underneath the banjo fitting.

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Recently, I was lucky enough to come across a job lot of vintage and new old stock Clippard fittings including the following part.
Bear in mind that this one is new old stock and no where near as tarnished as the part attached to the screen used peddle is.
The knurling is a lot less pronounced in person, for some reason my camera makes it look deeper than it actually is.
It looks like same fitting to me, although I'm no authority on this so I'll let the real experts decide.

Unfortunately there are no identifying marks on it to pin it to a specific manufacturer.
I would say that since it was included along side clippard fittings that it could possibly be a clippard part itself but the lot also included some parts which were made by Legris, so who knows?
It could be made by either company, or another one entirely for all I know.



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Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 12th, 2019, 2:13 pm
by Cole Funstuff
Would you mind taking some measurements with a caliper or ruler for reference? That would help determine if it's the right length and diameter.

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 12th, 2019, 3:00 pm
by RedSpecial
Sure.
Here are a set of imperial and metric measurements.
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Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 13th, 2019, 9:28 am
by Cole Funstuff
Awesome, thanks! Looks pretty spot on to me when scaled with the Hammond boxes:

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Great find, would it be possible for you to also measure the knurl length on the cylinder? That would help me in creating a digital copy.

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 6:46 am
by RedSpecial
Sorry for the late reply, I've been really busy this last couple of days.

The length of the knurling is 10mm ( 0.394 inch)

I've contacted Legris to see if they can identify it as one of their parts and maybe provide some more info on part numbers or the product name as the inner construction is a dead ringer for the vintage straights and banjos.

Whether they actually get back to me or are able to help is another thing but I'd bet if anything it's a Legris part.

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 8:21 am
by noslliT
It’s part # xxxxxxxxxxx
It has changed since to a nickel plated fitting without knurling

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 8:26 am
by RedSpecial
Brilliant.
Thanks for the clarification, noslliT.

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 8:35 am
by noslliT
Oops! Correction 3171 04 20 is the part number

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 8:40 am
by RedSpecial
Thanks again!
Im guessing this was identified some time ago then?

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 10:00 am
by noslliT
I had ID’d it a few years ago. I could have sworn I shared the information on my trap build thread.

Much easier to thread 10-32 into the Hammond box than 1/8 NPT as well

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 10:41 am
by RedSpecial
I can imagine, those tapered threads can be a real pain.

It was actually your trap build thread that I was reading when I noticed the part looked familiar and realised that it was the same part sitting in my parts drawer.
There's mention of it being a different part on the eleventh page of your thread but no specific name or part number that I could find anywhere.

Phenomenal build, by the way.
Your attention to detail is amazing.

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 11:23 am
by Glenn Frederick
I had a couple of them a few years back that I found in a Pneumatic lot on eBay before the Pics of the Hero trap was Posted.
I didn't know they were the correct ones for the GB1 hero pedal until now.

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 12:08 pm
by RedSpecial
It just goes to show, those vintage parts are worth keeping a hold of.
You never know when one of them is going to turn out to have been used on a prop.

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 1:46 pm
by noslliT
Thanks for the compliments red special. I’m redoing the pedal and adding a few new updates to the trap in the light of information that’s been revealed about the hero the past few years.

If we could only ID that black D sub (if that’s even what it is) on the pedal.

Re: GB1 trap peddle straight fitting possibly found?

PostPosted:September 15th, 2019, 2:45 pm
by RedSpecial
Really looking forward to seeing those.

I'm with you on that one.
If only someone could get access to check it out properly.

It's such a difficult part to make out in the reference that it could be anything.
Who knows how it might have been modified to fit too.
The stock part could look quite different.