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Technical odd screws

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by robtlor, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. robtlor
    Joined: Dec 7, 2010
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    from Lincoln NE

    I am in need of an odd screwdriver, the screws have a rectangle male side on the top of screw so driver needs to have female side. These screws are on the vacuum wiper in a 55 chevy. Anyone seen these? Know where I can get one? Thanks, Bob
     
  2. squirrel
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    needle nose pliers work. Or get an old philips screwdriver, grind off the point, and cut a slot in it.
     
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  3. 302GMC
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    I made a socket to fit them. Use one of those tiny 1/4" drive 12 point sockets that don't fit anything, heat it, & squeeze it in the vise til it fits.
     
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  4. 55Brodie
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    The tool you need is called a clutch-head screw driver.
     
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  5. No...not a clutch head....
     
  6. squirrel
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    it's almost an inverse clutch head. But straight, not curved along the sides.

    pic stolen from the internets...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. gatz
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    ^^ to take that one step further; which will help keep the tangs from spreading out...

    ( assuming the distance across the screw head is not larger than the tubing or shaft OD )
    After the notch is made, turn or find a short piece of tubing that fits closely over the area to reinforce it.
    Can be Loc-Tited or soldered on.
     
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  8. Clutch head is female, right??
     
  9. squirrel
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    yes, clutch head is female.
     
  10. 55Brodie
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    I stand corrected. I always thought those were pliers head screws....never knew there was a tool for them!
     
  11. 325w
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    Squirrel so smart! Why didn't I think of that. I used small vice grips. Guess that's why squirrel gets the big bucks!
     
  12. olscrounger
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    I did what 302 GMC said--works fine
     
  13. I have used small ignition wrenches on these.
     
  14. OahuEli
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    Hm. Saw the topic wording and "Crazy Michelle" came to mind...:rolleyes::D
     
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  15. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    I squeeze a piece of brake tube ,. or copper tube. Put a bend in for torque.
     

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