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OT - tool question
Posted by: rick4130 ()
Date: November 03, 2017 08:37AM

I got this little screwdriver from my papa's basement... what is this little attachment on there?

Rick MacDonald
'63 700 Sedan

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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: November 03, 2017 08:42AM

It is so you can put a screw on the screwdriver and grab it with the metal clip to keep it in place on the screwdriver for installation.

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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 03, 2017 08:53AM

yup x2

-Tom


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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 03, 2017 09:06AM

Great for putting a point plate back in a dizzy while still in the car.

'64 Monza Coupe 140 4 speed
'61 700 Lakewood 95 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.

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Northwest Ohio

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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: November 03, 2017 09:27AM

"Great for putting a point plate back in a dizzy while still in the car."

WOW!, You must have REALLY long arms to be able to reach the dizzy while you are still in the car!

Oh, wait.


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North Richland Hills TX
(Now, South of 820!!)
64 Greenbrier 110 with 95 heads/PG

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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 04, 2017 04:41AM

I'm dizzy just thinking about what has been said! LOL

But yes, screw holder. Slide the tangs below the tip of the blade, put a screw on the blade and pull the tangs up against the bottom of the screw head. Screw held in place!

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: rick4130 ()
Date: November 04, 2017 05:24AM

Thanks, I knew it was simple... plus papa used flathead screws everywhere and I hate those things!!

Rick MacDonald
'63 700 Sedan

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Re: OT - tool question
Date: November 04, 2017 06:55AM

rick4130 Wrote:
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> Thanks, I knew it was simple... plus papa used
> flathead screws everywhere and I hate those
> things!!

Flathead was 'the rage' back in the day! (Slot-head screws) I guess they didn't want to pay royalties to "Henry Phillips", eh?

I 'H8' 'em too! I call 'em "Nader Head" screw-ups!


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1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: November 04, 2017 11:05AM

I'm not sure what your complaints are about slotted screws, but in addition to the screw holder pictured above, I also have these two.

On the green handled driver, sliding the collar forward, wedges the two blade heads outward against the sides of the slot.

On the other one, the spring loaded bayonet collar twists the small center blade against the sides of the slot.

All are useful in reaching into tight areas to insert and start the screws. A conventional driver is used to tighten..



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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: martyscarr ()
Date: November 04, 2017 02:08PM

Richard's green handled drive is what I use to "capture" the carb jet in a carb with relocated jets. The jet is first loosened with a regular screw driver and then the split tip driver is used to remove the jet. It's a bit tricky, but with some practice it can work well.

Marty Scarr

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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 04, 2017 03:22PM

I have a version of each of the ones everyone has posted. Except I have not seen the screw driver with the clips in some time.

Guess I am gonna start looking for them, could have used it yesterday, but forgot about them. Love those old and speciality tools!

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

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Re: OT - tool question
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 04, 2017 06:57PM

You'll find the green one in most every electricians tool collection but will have tape or heat shrink over that metal sliding tube, holds down the sparks.
I have a Philips screw holder, it's two pieces of metal that when together fit into the screw head, pull the collar back and they spring outward pressing against the screw and holding on, works OK.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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