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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iwanaflattie, Dec 29, 2018.
Clutch head screw designer You can #&@$**+()
Look here for salient info.
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.
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.....
Im 90 miles away from any decent hardware store..
I had to get the universal bit for them.
Drilled some out too
Somewhere I read that those were invented so the douche bags couldn't unscrew the hardware on public restroom stalls.
Pretty sure Clutch Cargo invented Clutch heads.
Here, he's saying "Have fun getting these bastards off"!
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
In the late 70's when I started getting a pay check for building custom cabinets this was the power driver of the time.
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
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.
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?
Living off the grid is not always all that it's cracked up to be.
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.
I live in Las Vegas
2 of my projects are still in Ca.
Im doing a frame swap on the weekends .
I was simply responding to your statement that you "are 90 miles away from a decent hardware store"
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.
Those blasted things have stopped me in my tracks at PicknPull more than once. I think the same guy invented rivet nuts.
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.
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.
Hate them damn things too
I used to have a BSA murdercycle . It wasn't metric it was Whitworth.After working on it it was gone!!
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!
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.
^^^^^ Didn't a guy name a burger after his daughter with that concept?
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.
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.
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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