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Old 01-19-2020, 02:42 PM   #21
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The very first TORX I ever encountered was on a '79 Corvette tail light lens. I still have the Torx driver that I went out and bought from Snap-On. Haven't seen a clutch head on a GM since the '50s. DD
First I'd encountered was '75 Buick 231CID six cylinder. The left - front intake bolt. Had to be a Torx as the distributor was there - not enough clearance for a hex head bolt.
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:07 PM   #22
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First I'd encountered was '75 Buick 231CID six cylinder. The left - front intake bolt. Had to be a Torx as the distributor was there - not enough clearance for a hex head bolt.

When I first began to notice that Torx fasteners were becoming more prevalent (I still hadn't graduated beyond COMPLETE dumbass yet), I figured the phenomenon to be a conspiracy with the tool companies to sell more tools. At the time, I figured that an ALLEN cap screw was every bit as good. But it finally became apparent that you can apply much more torque to a similar-sized Torx fastener vs. an ALLEN head fastener....without rounding out the opening for the tool. It's pretty darn easy to round-out an ALLEN slot. I have never rounded-out a Torx slot. Result of the simple physics of SHAPE. DD
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Whats a clutch head
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:32 PM   #24
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A screwdriver for this slot. Jack E/NJ
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:58 PM   #25
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Hey Lawrie...Something like these. They're about one of the dumbest fasteners ever invented. I know that GM (and possibly others) used them in some really dumb spots in the '50s. Almost impossible to remove once "rusted-in" real good. DD


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How's about turning a cube (in a cube) on a lathe? Link below! DD


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NO mountain to climb for a TRUE "machinist!!! Unfortunately, we have a plethora of "button pushers" i.e CNC programmers and NOT "true" machinist. Fortunately I have two top notch machinist that do work for me!!! Still a very cool watch!!!
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:21 PM   #27
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Lawrie,

And then there is the Canadian invention, a Robertson head which which has a square depression, which you may have encountered on a Model A down under. Ford of Canada stopped using them with the '32 models.

They're a great fastener for places where you do not want the screw driver to ever slip out of a slot, such as attaching the molding retaining the roof insert fabric on a pre-'37 adjacent to a freshly-painted roof. They are popular today with those who install deck slats; the entire boardwalk in Miami Beach is attached with Roberson screws.
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And then there is the Canadian invention, a Robertson head which which has a square depression, which you may have encountered on a Model A down under. Ford of Canada stopped using them with the '32 models.

They're a great fastener for places where you do not want the screw driver to ever slip out of a slot.

Which reminds me of another "penny-pinching" Henry Ford practice. How many of y'all have ever wondered why you see no "Phillips-head" fasteners on these older Fords? I've been given to understand that Henry refused to pay for the rights to use the (then) new cross-point design found on the heads of fasteners. Same reason we didn't have "Bendix" type brakes for so long on Fords. Henry did realize that the big, heavy Lincolns couldn't get by without the self-energizing Bendix design, so he paid-up for those. DD
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:53 PM   #29
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Just received two of these. Beautifully made...Way to go Mike!!!!
I already have originals on my 33 model B but one I had to rework because someone way back when messed up the square socket. Used the thinnest dremel sanding stand they had to make the square true again.
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Hey Lawrie...Something like these. They're about one of the dumbest fasteners ever invented. I know that GM (and possibly others) used them in some really dumb spots in the '50s. Almost impossible to remove once "rusted-in" real good. DD


And I thought these were called shithouse screws as they use them on the stalls to prevent thieves from taking them. Must be a good market for toilet stalls.
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