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Rotoflex bolts from Namrick

PostPost by: pereirac » Mon May 01, 2017 12:55 pm

HI,
Just wondered if anybody in the UK had bought rotoflex bolts from Namrick recently and if so can you tell me the sizes I would need? The bolts are all rated "High Tensile Grade ?S'" so I assume they would be suitable?
http://www.namrick.co.uk/acatalog/Home_U_N_F__HT_Hex_Head_Bolts_18.html.

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon May 01, 2017 1:28 pm

You will have to double check but i have some rough measurements i too a while ago. I found they where a pita to get hold of with the correct shank length.

9x 3" total length 2" shank

3x 3 1/2" total length 2" shank

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon May 01, 2017 3:22 pm

The rotoflex bolts are 7/16unf
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Mon May 01, 2017 10:52 pm

The lengths are not standard grip lengths or nominal sizes, suggest you contact Sue Miller or Tony Thompson to get the right ones.

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PostPost by: patrics » Thu May 04, 2017 7:23 pm

Hi
I wouldn't buy from Namrick - a long time a go I ordered what they described as a bolt but they supplied set screws when I rang they didn't understand the difference - obviously didn't buy anything again.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Thu May 04, 2017 7:45 pm

patrics wrote:Hi
I wouldn't buy from Namrick - a long time a go I ordered what they described as a bolt but they supplied set screws when I rang they didn't understand the difference - obviously didn't buy anything again.

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Thanks,
I used them year ago and they were pretty good. They don't do the bolt lengths I need so will boy from the usual suspects..
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PostPost by: Chancer » Thu May 04, 2017 8:42 pm

patrics wrote:Hi
I wouldn't buy from Namrick - a long time a go I ordered what they described as a bolt but they supplied set screws when I rang they didn't understand the difference - obviously didn't buy anything again.

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30+ years ago they were brilliant.

Times change, I would have been really dissapointed and done the same.
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PostPost by: pereirac » Thu May 04, 2017 8:46 pm

Chancer wrote:
patrics wrote:Hi
I wouldn't buy from Namrick - a long time a go I ordered what they described as a bolt but they supplied set screws when I rang they didn't understand the difference - obviously didn't buy anything again.

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30+ years ago they were brilliant.

Times change, I would have been really dissapointed and done the same.


Funny... It was probably about 30 years ago as well when I last used them.. good old days. :-)
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PostPost by: godfrsa » Tue May 16, 2017 4:05 pm

Hi Chaps,

I purchased my rotoflex bolts from Mr Matty. They seem to be a good quality high tensile bolt apparently from a new supplier. They were reasonably priced as well.
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PostPost by: fattogatto » Wed May 24, 2017 1:11 pm

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PostPost by: 661 » Wed May 24, 2017 1:23 pm

I've used Namrick recently and the bolts seemed reasonable. The split washers looked very cheap.
I get my stuff from Trident racing now. Generally I use their AN bolts.
The problem with the rotoflex bolts is that the shank length is vital. I doubt you'd save yourself much by buying direct than through the usual suspects.
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PostPost by: pereirac » Wed May 24, 2017 1:43 pm

Thanks, for all the suggestions. I decided to play safe and bought a set from Miles Wilkins, who is a great person to deal with... but you have to phone him. :D
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed May 24, 2017 5:43 pm

pereirac wrote:Thanks, for all the suggestions. I decided to play safe and bought a set from Miles Wilkins, who is a great person to deal with... but you have to phone him. :D



Are your ears still ringing? :D :D
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PostPost by: loueelotus » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:06 pm

Hi.
Just wanted you all to know that Fastenal Company told me that they will make the bolts you want in the sizes you want. I just wonder about the quality of there product now..

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PostPost by: pereirac » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:29 pm

Just changed my rotoflex couplings and bolts.. The bolts were in a worse condition than the couplings!! :o
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