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Old 05-13-2009, 02:02 PM   #16
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Grind the head of the screw off then use a punch to tap on the screws knocking the mounts off the engine. Then take some vise grips to remaining screw threads and turn it out. Did it yesterday so I could put my new quick change mounts on mine. Works like a charm without any damage to anything. Just have to be steady with dremel and burr bit.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #17
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all the guys at the track love that I have one of these

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saved a lot of problems
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:11 PM   #18
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Alright probably one of he worst jobs ever done(i have a gash in my chasis) but i got it out lol.
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Oh and thanks aton to everyone who helped me. This is why i love this hobby.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #20
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Impact Driver

The best remedy for a stuck screw, or one whose head has been stripped, is the impact screwdriver. An impact screwdriver is essentially two weights held apart by a spring. The bottom one holds screwdriver bits. You smack the top one with a hammer. In between them is a spring and a circular ramp. The ramp makes the bottom weight with the bit in it turn. So when you hit the top weight, giving it momentum, it compresses the spring and hits the ramp which turns the screwdriver-bit-holding bottom weight. The beauty of the design is that the force you impart to the impact wrench by hitting it with the hammer is forced into the screw, helping the screwdriver bit bite into the screw head (or what's left of it). Most impact drivers will let you set them for left and right turning, to loosen or tighten screws.
The high-quality, hardened screwdriver bits that come with impact drivers usually fit the screw heads much better than even the best screwdrivers, which helps all by itself. So at the first sign of a recalcitrant Phillips head screw, reach for the impact driver! Impact drivers are commonly available and cost about 15 (American) dollars - check your local auto supply store.

Some cheap impact drivers have (relatively) stiff springs which require a heavy hammer to compress and get the ramps to turn the bit. Be warned that the force needed may be damaging to the assembly in which the screw is stuck, or may be difficult to counteract on an awkward piece. These impact drivers can benefit from being disassembled and having the springs shortened slightly (no more than 25 percent) to reduce the spring preload. After this modification the driver will not require as much force but may not work quite as well on really badly buggered screws.



I dremel a slot in them first, and the extract them. No biggie.
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