<VV> Why did they use the Clutch Head

Seth Emerson sethracer at aol.com
Thu Jan 2 21:49:50 EST 2020

The clutch-head screw sticks on the end of a driver tool as you move to install it. Same reason as an "allen head" bolt.  Same with torx. -Seth

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From: Gary Swiatowy via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
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Sent: Thu, Jan 2, 2020 6:22 pm
Subject: Re: <VV> Why did they use the Clutch Head

The question was asked, why did they use the clutch head.
In my opinion the answer is very simple.

Speaking as one who once worked at a car dealer, the reason is to sell
If you were a mechanic, you had to buy them so you could work on the cars.
There is no other reasonable answer.

Why did they start using torx bits in many different sizes later?
So the mechanic had to buy them.
I know I had to.

Think of all the specialty service tools for our Corvairs.
If you were a Chevy dealer, they were sent to the dealer automatically,
along with the bill.
If you wanted to sell the cars, you had to have the tools to work on them.

Part of doing business, but I bet someone somewhere was getting a

Gary Swiatowy

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