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Re: RC Golden Rods
« Reply #100 on: December 26, 2012, 12:11:08 pm »
The price changes a lot and it depends on how bad someone wants them.  Also depends on the condition of the rod.   

                 Exactly right.  You get a couple of bidders that just have to have them at the right time and it can really surprise you.   ;)
   On the other hand, It could not draw very much attention at all and sell cheap unless you have a reserve price set on them. 
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« Reply #102 on: December 26, 2012, 09:43:37 pm »
 I have the same MTC rods in great shape but for less money.    ;D
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Re: RC Golden Rods
« Reply #103 on: January 21, 2013, 03:56:37 pm »
I guess that proves the case of what it is worth to someone who has to have them! LOL.

Putting a feeler out there for my set...... any interest or should I just post em up on ebay?

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« Reply #104 on: January 21, 2013, 08:21:13 pm »
Try selling them on here..why pay ebay their fees..
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Re: RC Golden Rods
« Reply #105 on: January 24, 2013, 05:56:12 pm »
Does anyone have extra golden rod laying around?  Not from a complete set, mind you.  I'm looking for 1 to complete my set.

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Re: RC Golden Rods
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« Reply #107 on: January 25, 2013, 03:28:56 pm »
Thanks for that..
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Re: RC Golden Rods
« Reply #108 on: January 26, 2013, 04:31:11 pm »
These are a few of the RC Goldenrods I have around.  If you look closely, You'll notice that all three examples shown are slightly different.  The color of the anodizing is different, the slots in the side beams were milled in different locations and lengths, etc.  All are stamped RC.  No question about that.  Does anyone have any idea which "generation" these different rods were made when?  And does anyone have any odd number Goldenrods hanging around?

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« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2013, 05:14:12 pm »
George,the ones to have were the last version,I believe the first one on left in pic 1&2 is a late one! 8)Bill
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« Reply #110 on: January 26, 2013, 05:51:49 pm »
Just put this in my album last night and thought it may be helpful .

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« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2013, 06:00:29 pm »
George,the ones to have were the last version,I believe the first one on left in pic 1&2 is a late one! 8)Bill

That's good news.  I have 3 nice ones(left/bottom).  Two of the middle ones.  And a single one on the top/right(the one with the "clearance shoulders")

Anyone have a single spare "later" golden rod?  Or a pair of the earlier version?

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« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2013, 06:17:38 pm »
The very first early Golden Rods had more squared off edges on the big end and the rod bolts had rc engineering stamped in the heads.    I have a set that RCjr recently looked at and verified that they are one of the first production runs of Golden Rods.
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Re: RC Golden Rods
« Reply #113 on: January 26, 2013, 06:40:56 pm »
Interesting.

    The darker colored(bottom/left) rods have the 12 point rod bolts with "SPS" and "R.C. ENG." stamped on the top surface.  The other two have allen head rod bolts.  The (top/right) rod is the only one that has "1100" stamped just below the big end on the side toward the pin end.  I presume the "1100" stamped on these rods match the "1100" stamped on the package in the picture below. 

By "more squared" top end I suppose you meant like the pic below.  All of mine have the more trimmed down big end(so none of mine are the earliest rods), but some have the RC ENG stamped on the rod bolts, some do not.

Hmmm...

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« Reply #114 on: January 26, 2013, 07:17:05 pm »
We had 12 goldenrods together for a reunion, 2 315 cams, a 327,  and a pair of hot Kenny Harmons.... Just comparing things, weighing, looking for differences. We took some pics of some catalog goodies as well..
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« Reply #115 on: January 26, 2013, 07:45:03 pm »
More squared meaning just the corners or edges of the rods but the shape of the rods in your bottom picture of the packaged rods.  If you have rc stamp on the bolts then they are very early rods or someone put early bolts.  According to RC they didnt stamp the bolts very long.
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Re: RC Golden Rods
« Reply #116 on: January 26, 2013, 07:56:05 pm »
CBR954,

    Good to know.  Thx for the info.

Frank,

     Any chance you could post some pictures and specs of the goldenrods you had assembled for the "reunion"?  And you can mail one of those 315 cams to me right? :D.... ;)

George
 

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Re: RC Golden Rods
« Reply #117 on: January 26, 2013, 08:11:14 pm »
Different rods.
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« Reply #118 on: January 26, 2013, 09:15:39 pm »
 Those lighter colored rods appear to have the same style 12 point rod bolts as mine.  Did those rod bolts also have the "STS" "R.C. ENG." stamped in the rod bolts?

Doe anyone know if RC used allen head bolts in any of their goldenrods?  3 of mine have allen head bolts.

I have to ask, were all the rods you and Frank examined in matching sets of 4?  I could use an odd one or two to complete a set. ;)

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« Reply #119 on: January 26, 2013, 09:36:02 pm »
They were all full set,one is stroker length..no loose ones around here.
 I think most of them were 12 point bolts in them.
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« Reply #120 on: January 26, 2013, 09:44:51 pm »
Mine are all matched and so is Frank's.
Mine have the allen bolts. Stamping on the rods is faint on some stampings. On rod 4 I can see an R on bottom cap and T on the rod side. On this same rod and the other side I see T bottom cap stamp, and C stamped on rod part. Rod 3 has T T one side and RC on the other. Rod 2 has T T and RC on the other side. Rod 1 has also T T and RC.
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« Reply #121 on: January 26, 2013, 10:33:46 pm »
Thx guys.  I'll find the ones I need eventually(I'm pretty persistent)... I don't have a lot invested in them at this point anyway.   Nearly talked myself into snagging those NOS stroker Goldens on Ebay a little while ago.  But it's a slippery slope.... then needing a stroker crank....  have to stop somewhere!  Getting a decent feel for the vintage of my less than complete sets will help me locate the others.

Both my matching (2) lighter colored rods have RC very clearly stamped on one side and L1 on the other(allen head bolts).  Below the L1 it has two dots on either side on one rod and four dots on the other rod(sure seems like rods for the #2 and #4 pistons ;)).  The set of 3(darker colored rods) have RC on one side and G1 on the other with the same dot marks under them(1,2,and 4).  Perhaps the Ls and Gs specify the batches of rods that were produced to keep track of the mild variances between them.  My Gs have the earlier 12 point RC ENG stamped bolts,  G is before L alphabetically ...perhaps they started stamping with "A" and went up from there?   ???   Perhaps your "T" rods were later batches than mine...


All the stamped markings on all my rods are very clearly stamped.  They all have R and C stamped on one side, and all have a single matching letter(in my case an L or G)along with dots to mark which piston they belonged to.  Sound the same for you?

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Re: RC Golden Rods
« Reply #122 on: January 26, 2013, 11:01:51 pm »
Interesting, Mine has the dots stamped on one side, but on rod 4 has the cap dots on both sides.

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« Reply #123 on: April 05, 2021, 05:47:10 am »
FWIW:

This seemed like a good place to post this.

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« Reply #124 on: April 06, 2021, 05:52:52 pm »
George here is a pic of one of my set. They have the RCENG 12 point rod bolts. And are stamped V3 and centre popped for each cyl. On the other side they are stamped R C.
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