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Swivomatic Pedal question


I bought a pile of BD parts and was able to piece together a couple pedals, a Rocket and a Swivo-matic. The Swivo-matic was missing the hoop clamp (of course). What holds it on to the casting? Am I missing another piece that goes into the two holes in the casting? I guess if they held on tight no one would have lost them, right?
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A picture would help!

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Yeah, I'll take some pics. I'm at work right now.
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]We have the Swivo pedal manual posted. I think page 4 has the illustration you need, but there is a key-like thumbscrew with a pointed end that tightens against the hoop clamp.

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Oh, the manual helps. That explains it fully. I didn't realize the intention was for the hoop clamp to stay on the hoop. Thank you very much.
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I thought the holes in the standard were to help retain the hoop clamp. I was looking at the patent drawing and in fig. 8 it shows a little nub sticking out from the bottom of the hoop clamp. #33 in the picture.
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I'm an engineer so I overthink everything. I just wanted to know if I had the wrong parts I suppose. Thanks.
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O.K., I finally had some time tonight to mess with this. The pedal standard will not clamp down unless there is something to keep the two pieces together. I think this hoop clamp is for the later die cast pedal. I have one of those that I was going to sell and it does not have the two holes in the standard but it has a lip cast in to keep the hoop clamp from sliding. I guessing I need a hoop clamp that has two [sign in to see URL] that go into the holes shown in the picture above, yes? I'll see if I can get a pic of my later pedal for example after the kids go to bed.
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There are two versions of the clamp, the earlier version has the 2 small 'nibs' (rivets) that fit into the holes on the earlier pedal base. The later version has no nibs, and the base has no holes.

The bottom of the clamp fits into the base, and turning the thumbscrew extends the pointed end over the loop on the right side of the clamp. Tighten it sufficiently and the base will be affixed to the clamp.

I believe the later clamp with no nibs will still work in the earlier base, but I'm not sure.

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I put the other pedal on and it works perfect with the nubless hoop clamp. It did not want to tighten up using the older pedal. When I tried to tighten the screw it pushed the pedal away from the hoop. Rats. Well, the good news is I didn't have a hoop clamp for either pedal and at least now I can use one of them. I should do a post just on bass drum pedals since I have this pile of parts. It might be helpful to others. Thanks for the help. I'll keep looking for another clamp.
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