Prop shaft torx bolts...

C

Craig Taylor

Guest
I was just trying to remove the prop shafts from the tranny. Anyone know what
the torx size is for these bolts. My 6mm allen fits a little loose...

Craig in Alaska
Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)
 
J

John Friese

Guest
Craig,
Those aren't torx bolts. I don't think torx were invented at the
time the Amphi's were built. It's some other weird type of wrench.
Hugh sells them but a really well stocked tool place will have them
for sale too. I can't remember the name but K-D makes a driver for
them. The model is K-D 2304. It's the correct insert bit for them.

John Friese

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Craig Taylor
<alaskanamphi@g...> wrote:
> I was just trying to remove the prop shafts from the tranny. Anyone
know what the torx size is for these bolts. My 6mm allen fits a
little loose...
>
> Craig in Alaska
> Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)
 
L

Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
Re: Re: Prop shaft torx bolts...

Look for an 8mm "star" bit. Sears, mail order or a
"tool box" store will have them. This head was used
on early VW brakes.

--LarryS

--- John Friese <jfriese@mindspring.com> wrote:
> Craig,
> Those aren't torx bolts. I don't think torx were
> invented at the
> time the Amphi's were built. It's some other weird
> type of wrench.
> Hugh sells them but a really well stocked tool place
> will have them
> for sale too. I can't remember the name but K-D
> makes a driver for
> them. The model is K-D 2304. It's the correct
> insert bit for them.
>
> John Friese
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Craig Taylor
>
> <alaskanamphi@g...> wrote:
> > I was just trying to remove the prop shafts from
> the tranny. Anyone
> know what the torx size is for these bolts. My 6mm
> allen fits a
> little loose...
> >
> > Craig in Alaska
> > Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)
>
>


__________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Hotjobs: Enter the "Signing Bonus" Sweepstakes
http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/signingbonus
 
C

Craig Taylor

Guest
Re: Re: Prop shaft torx bolts...

Larry and John... Thanks for the info. I'll see what I can find in Fairbanks
tomorrow.

Craig in Alaska
Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
W

WB6WSN

Guest
----- Original Message -----
From: Craig Taylor
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 2:40 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Prop shaft torx bolts...


I was just trying to remove the prop shafts from the tranny. Anyone know what
the torx size is for these bolts. My 6mm allen fits a little loose...

Craig in Alaska
Red 66 Amphicar(RDUCKY)



Craig:

This was discussed about 6 or 8 months ago. Here's my post about those bolts:

"The name for this driver is "Serrated". It is definitely not a Torx (which has
a smooth radial wave pattern), definitely not a 12-point hex, and it's
definitely not a Bristol spline. NAPA stocks an 8 millimeter Serrated Wrench,
part # 2304, for about $9. The wrench is 75 millimeters (2 3/4") long, with a
5/16" hex shank. This driver will fit into a standard 5/16" socket or box
wrench.

This fits the U-joint bolts perfectly, although working space is tight (so
what's new about that) due to the U-joint yokes. They asked me if this was for
the "brake plate in my old German car". Somebody must have thought this drive
system was a good idea for something."

You will have to rotate the u-joint "just right" for each bolt. The length of
this bit helps clear the u-joint lobes, but it's still a close fit.

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
T Prop shaft questions please General Amphicar Discussion 11
L Decals (was Re: Noisy Prop Shaft Tubes) General Amphicar Discussion 2
L Prop Shaft Removal Problem (was Noisy Prop Shaft Tubes) General Amphicar Discussion 2
L Noisy Prop Shaft Tubes General Amphicar Discussion 1
A Prop Shaft Bearing 3-19-2 Grease General Amphicar Discussion 1
E Inspecting Prop Shaft U-joints General Amphicar Discussion 0
K rear axle arms, prop shaft, 66 lincoln General Amphicar Discussion 0
M Tool needed @ Celina for prop shaft assembly General Amphicar Discussion 0
M Prop shaft removal clarification needed General Amphicar Discussion 2
A Prop shaft tool General Amphicar Discussion 4
A prop shaft u-joints General Amphicar Discussion 0
A prop shaft u-joints and replacement horn General Amphicar Discussion 1
SNOWBIRD Prop housing units General Amphicar Discussion 6
Jon March im=a looking for a spare prop General Amphicar Discussion 1
D Prop rpm General Amphicar Discussion 0
scottamphi Prop Key Size General Amphicar Discussion 3
Akamphi Prop light question General Amphicar Discussion 2
S Re hood and prop rod General Amphicar Discussion 0
A Prop U Joints on EBay General Amphicar Discussion 0
C Prop driveshaft u-joints sloppy? General Amphicar Discussion 6
amphigill prop rpm General Amphicar Discussion 2
CapnJohn Catastrophic prop failure (new props) General Amphicar Discussion 14
Midwest Amphicar prop shield newly made and installed General Amphicar Discussion 7
T Prop speed General Amphicar Discussion 1
T Prop Cleaning General Amphicar Discussion 6
A Space between prop and hull General Amphicar Discussion 2
G prop shafts General Amphicar Discussion 4
E Directional Stability, was Looking for used prop General Amphicar Discussion 1
S Looking for used prop General Amphicar Discussion 6
D One prop General Amphicar Discussion 0
M prop. General Amphicar Discussion 1
B independent prop drives General Amphicar Discussion 0
G broken prop General Amphicar Discussion 2
T seal puller/prop removal General Amphicar Discussion 0
Jacques B. Amphicar Axle shaft removal from the gearbox General Amphicar Discussion 5
Akamphi Amphicar Drive Shaft Type General Amphicar Discussion 8
Akamphi Drive shaft rebuilding General Amphicar Discussion 6
sdreich Crank Shaft Bushing Recourse General Amphicar Discussion 5
W Drive Shaft U joints General Amphicar Discussion 2
P Drive Shaft Tunnel General Amphicar Discussion 2
T Propeller Shaft Seal Installation General Amphicar Discussion 22
J Late Style Drive Shaft Universals General Amphicar Discussion 7
C shaft rotation General Amphicar Discussion 2
C Axle shaft removal General Amphicar Discussion 4
S Looking for a drive shaft General Amphicar Discussion 1
R drive shaft General Amphicar Discussion 1
B SV: SV: SV: Propeller Shaft U-Joints General Amphicar Discussion 0
B SV: SV: Propeller Shaft U-Joints General Amphicar Discussion 1
B SV: Propeller Shaft U-Joints General Amphicar Discussion 3
A Propeller Shaft U Joints General Amphicar Discussion 1
Similar threads


















































Top