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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iwanaflattie, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Clutch head screw designer You can #&@$**+()
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2018
  2. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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  3. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 555

    Hot Rod Nut

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  4. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,124


    FYI a broken off screwdriver can be ground down with a cut-off wheel into a really good clutch head driver. Sharpen the ends of the hourglass shape really good and they bite into the screw and break things loose easier than a flathead or Phillips.
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  5. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,387

    Staff Member

    I have had a set of several sizes of clutch screw drivers for 35 years. I had a 52 chev back in the 80's that had clutch screws, and holley carbs with fixed metering plates were held on with clutch screws. these days I don't get to use em very often, but it makes me smile when I get to.... Just buy some clutch screw drivers, who doesn't like an excuse to buy tools.....
  6. Im 90 miles away from any decent hardware store..
    I had to get the universal bit for them.
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    Drilled some out too
  7. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,052

    from oregon

    Somewhere I read that those were invented so the douche bags couldn't unscrew the hardware on public restroom stalls.:confused:
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  8. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,286

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Pretty sure Clutch Cargo invented Clutch heads.
    Here, he's saying "Have fun getting these bastards off"!
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  9. Also I have a 50s school bus and a 55 ford ford vanette, both have some 1 1/2"x1 1/2" strips of pine screwed to the sheetmetal for that 80s wood paneling, all done with slotted head screws..
    Who has time for that..
    Im sure they didnt use an electric drill so it must all been by hand with a screwdriver
  10. In the late 70's when I started getting a pay check for building custom cabinets this was the power driver of the time.
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  11. If the clutch head screw is "out in the open", like on a truck bed, I find using a cutoff wheel to grind a slot into the screw, then giving the screwdriver about three good raps with a hammer before loosening tends to do the trick :D

    However, I agree- the inventor was either an engineer or a lawyer, and he/she/it (along with their compatriots) will all burn in Dante's 5th level of Hell.
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  12. These were on the dash behind the windshield,so i had to drilk them out and couldnt drill stright down because of the windshield..

    Could you screw wood through sheet metal with those?
  13. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,047

    from Quincy, IL

    Living off the grid is not always all that it's cracked up to be. :D
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  14. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,713


    I always thought it was a warped minded Frenchman? I gotta look to see if I have any left on my '57...I know my dad was pissed off having to modify one of his big screw drivers 40+ years ago to get them out of the interior.
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  15. I live in Las Vegas
    2 of my projects are still in Ca.
    Im doing a frame swap on the weekends .
  16. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,047

    from Quincy, IL

    I was simply responding to your statement that you "are 90 miles away from a decent hardware store" :confused:
  17. Yes. If you couldn't you'd be called a pussy back then. That said, pilot holes are ones friend. Even with today's power tools there's a reason to do pilot holes.
  18. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,746

    from Nicasio Ca

    Those blasted things have stopped me in my tracks at PicknPull more than once. I think the same guy invented rivet nuts.
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  19. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    I got lucky and pulled two stepside fenders off at a junkyard without having to use a @#%&%! head bit. Removing the ones on my truck was not as enjoyable an experience. Hopefully the inventor was neutered so he couldn't pass that gene on.
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  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,515

    from Michigan

  21. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,969

    from Minnesota

    I just pull out the Sonic Screwdriver and set the reverser on low speed. Point at it and push the button. Screw backs out like butter.;)
  22. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 936


    Hate them damn things too
    Joined: Jan 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,760


    I used to have a BSA murdercycle . It wasn't metric it was Whitworth.After working on it it was gone!!
  24. junkjunky
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 110


    Harbor Freight has an assortment kit for 1/4 inch drive that has 3 sizes clutch heads bits. I use them taking 46 Chevy cab apart but will be using button heads going back. I hate them things!
  25. Did I ever tell you about my cousin who invented round white bread?

    The next thing he invented was square baloney to go with it.
  26. ^^^^^ Didn't a guy name a burger after his daughter with that concept?
  27. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,828

    from Alabama

    Clutch Head Screwdriver and Bit Set

    Invaluable for working on your own truck. Set of 4 magnetic Clutch Head Bits with Driver. Fits all clutch head screws found on your truck. Bits fit in the handle for easy storage!

    Comes with Bit Driver and 1 each of 5/16, 1/4, 3/16, and 5/32 Bits.
    $19.95 from Classic Parts.
  28. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,729


    I was looking for one particular clutch-head bit at the auto parts store a few years ago and ended up with a set of over 100 bits that had everything imaginable. It had all sizes of "security" Torx (the ones with the pin in the middle) and even had bits for those goofy screws that have two round holes in the head. One of the best purchases I ever made.
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  29. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 5,273


    I often wondered if someone didn't give GM a bunch of those screws so they could sell a bunch of screwdrivers.
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