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Re: Why So Tight? A minor rant.
Eureka Jim #1364721 Sat Jun 13 2020 04:01 AM
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They probably weren't abnormally tight to begin with, but after adding in 50 or 60 year's worth of rust, therein lies the problem.

Another thought--I'd probably want the screws holding my door latch on to be pretty tight. Losing one and having a door fly open while driving would not be my idea of a good time!


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Re: Why So Tight? A minor rant.
Justhorsenround #1364740 Sat Jun 13 2020 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Ott3r, clutch head drivers and clutch head bits are available at most any tool store. NAPA has quality drivers.

Fair enough grin
I'm still replacing them all with phillips or socket head... I'll just have to forgive chevy for my own stubbornness.
It felt really good to replace my slotted timing plate screws with torx drive.


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Re: Why So Tight? A minor rant.
Ott3r #1364827 Sun Jun 14 2020 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Ott3r
Fair enough grin
I'm still replacing them all with phillips or socket head... I'll just have to forgive chevy for my own stubbornness.
It felt really good to replace my slotted timing plate screws with torx drive.
I hope you used Loctite on those screws. The came with slotted screw heads so that they could be staked in place with an awl.

Re: Why So Tight? A minor rant.
Eureka Jim #1364841 Sun Jun 14 2020 02:50 AM
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Nope. Just torqued to spec.
Things happen for better or worse late at night in the garage...


'59 Chevy Suburban, NAPCO
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