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Re: Hood latch to panel bolts
moslice #1335900 Sat Nov 30 2019 09:25 PM
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The slotted head screw was thrown out by industry long ago because you can't keep a power driver centered.....as everybody knows. Automation was the nail in the slotted screw's coffin. So Phillips and Clutch head came out....then many others followed.

The Phillips head was not invented by Mr. Phillips.

The Government MS calls them "cross recessed" to avoid using brand names.

They are period correct being used on Cadillac is the 30's.


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Re: Hood latch to panel bolts
moslice #1335903 Sat Nov 30 2019 09:41 PM
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Weren't those originally clutch head?

Re: Hood latch to panel fasteners
moslice #1335920 Sun Dec 01 2019 12:12 AM
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No idea what they were originally. To bring this full circle, I coaxed the old slotted jerks out with some heat and swapped for socket caps in black oxide (Hillman). We'll see how they hold up.

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Re: Hood latch to panel fasteners
moslice #1335921 Sun Dec 01 2019 12:28 AM
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52Carl you are right, or at least mine on my ‘52 are clutch head.

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Re: Hood latch to panel fasteners
moslice #1335929 Sun Dec 01 2019 01:54 AM
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Looks good, Phil - paint or powder?


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Re: Hood latch to panel fasteners
moslice #1335931 Sun Dec 01 2019 02:11 AM
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Just cheap rattle can Ace Premium Satin Black that I got from Ace Hardware. It’s the best spray paint that I have ever used. Sprays a pattern like a spray gun, only needs two coats and drys really quick.

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Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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Re: Hood latch to panel fasteners
moslice #1335989 Sun Dec 01 2019 05:29 PM
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That does look nice, I like the satin finish.


Another quality post.


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Re: Hood latch to panel fasteners
moslice #1336152 Mon Dec 02 2019 11:38 PM
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Both of my 1951 Chevrolets have clutch head screws , but I don't know about the 1954 models.

A little anti-seize on the new threads will help you with future repairs.
permatex Anti-Seize

Tim


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Re: Hood latch to panel bolts
bartamos #1336857 Sun Dec 08 2019 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by bartamos
The Phillips head was not invented by Mr. Phillips.

Correct.
From Wikipedia:
The credited inventor of the Phillips screw was John P. Thompson who, in 1932, patented (#1,908,080) a recessed cruciform screw and in 1933, a screwdriver for it.

But Henry F. Phillips who started the Phillips Screw Co in 1934, is who it's named after.

But the grease fitting (aka Zerk fitting) was invented by Otto Zerk.

Thus concludes today's trivia lesson. grin

The hood latch screws on my '51 were clutch head.


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Re: Hood latch to panel fasteners
moslice #1336860 Sun Dec 08 2019 12:27 AM
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The Clutch Head was invented by . . . . ?

It could have been named the Fieg Head (1931)?
Revised with Thatcher in 1932; and later, with others.

More than you ever wanted/needed to know . . .


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