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Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290080
Thu Dec 06 2018 03:31 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 03:31 PM
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cmayna  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,757
Menlo Park, Ca
Similar to what snotnose (what a name!) has done, I've used my dremel with cut off blades and would grind a flat spot on one side of the head, then over on the other side, giving two parallel flat spots for a pair of small vice grips. Before tweaking, I'd of course use some Pentron or homemade batch of ATF/Acetone, to help break it loose.


Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
My truck
If I'm not working on my truck, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290088
Thu Dec 06 2018 04:58 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 04:58 PM
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Brad Allen  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,420
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dremel tool huh?

Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290099
Thu Dec 06 2018 07:34 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 07:34 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 17,436
Dellrose, TN
I use a 1/16" wide cutoff disc on a 3" angle grinder to cut a slot for a straight-blade screwdriver. One quick pass and it's done.
Jerry


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Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290103
Thu Dec 06 2018 08:01 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 08:01 PM
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bartamos  Offline
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Joined: May 2005
Posts: 5,404
State48 Ranch
Big boys use angle grinders.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
To each his own or the Highway.
All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.


Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290109
Thu Dec 06 2018 08:29 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 08:29 PM
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Brad Allen  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,420
Salt Lake City, Utah
Rarified air.

Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290117
Thu Dec 06 2018 09:24 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 09:24 PM
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bartamos  Offline
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Joined: May 2005
Posts: 5,404
State48 Ranch
Yes, air or electric. nanner


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
To each his own or the Highway.
All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.


Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290145
Fri Dec 07 2018 01:42 AM
Fri Dec 07 2018 01:42 AM
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cmayna  Offline
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Posts: 1,757
Menlo Park, Ca
I have a couple angle grinders both air and electric, but for the size of the typical clutch screw head, little Mr. Dremel works like a champ................at least for me.


Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
My truck
If I'm not working on my truck, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290146
Fri Dec 07 2018 01:57 AM
Fri Dec 07 2018 01:57 AM
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bartamos  Offline
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Joined: May 2005
Posts: 5,404
State48 Ranch
Tried my Dremel several times. Not robust enough for me. .093 and .125 dia shafts. Will try it again sometime. Stuck on die grinders and angle grinders for now.

BTW: Brad has an awesome collection on his Flickr pages.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
To each his own or the Highway.
All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.


Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290147
Fri Dec 07 2018 01:58 AM
Fri Dec 07 2018 01:58 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,512
Virginia
Hey Jerry, you still got the guard on that angle grinder? Hmmm? smile

Carl
Safety first.
Unless it gets in the way of course.

Last edited by 52Carl; Fri Dec 07 2018 01:59 AM.
Re: Clutch head screw removal [Re: snotnose] #1290148
Fri Dec 07 2018 02:00 AM
Fri Dec 07 2018 02:00 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
I have worked on many clutch head screws myself. Like most of you, my arsenal includes, using a flat screw driver, drilling, penetrating oil, dremel, grinder, impact screwdriver and a couple homemade ones.....the one thing I didn't mention but is probably the most important of all is PATIENCE.

..... I'll admit to using one of my dremels on more than one occasion. Handy to have working on metal or my woodworking .........
i even like the way the dang little things "sings" when i turn it on.


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