Duckbill Screwdriver

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Duckbill Screwdriver

#1 Post by Conrad Carter » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:38 pm

What is the purpose of this unusual screwdriver? Curious!
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Re: Duckbill Screwdriver

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:18 pm

My personal thought: to be able to fit into the slot in the generator pulley when you need to replace the belt.

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Re: Duckbill Screwdriver

#3 Post by James Davies » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:16 am

Are you talking about the small stubby? Carb adjustment.
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Re: Duckbill Screwdriver

#4 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:16 pm

What is a duckbill screwdriver? Could we have a picture?

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#5 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:55 pm

Martin Benade wrote:What is a duckbill screwdriver? Could we have a picture?

Conrad, do you mean the one with red plastic handle in 911 tool kits?
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Re: Duckbill Screwdriver

#6 Post by Daryl Bruhl » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:46 pm

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Here is what a 'duck bill screwdriver' looks like. Black wood handle is early VW, blonde handles are ones I made for my 63 kit. Used for generator belt removal, back half of pulley has a slot and you insert screwdriver in slot and it catches on bolt head keeping generator together and one can loosen pulley nut. Without locking the pulley in place you can't loosen nut. This is the simplest way to get generator nut loose. KTF Daryl 63 super 90
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Re: Duckbill Screwdriver

#7 Post by Spencer Harris » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:38 pm

Very nice piece Daryl.
Eric shows the duckbills on his tool site. Red handles starting with the T5B; blonde handles like Daryl's for the T6B and red plastic Kleins for the C. "...tip is flattened and lengthened so that it can be used to hold the pulley from turning when adjusting the fan belt..." Never had one, but now I want one...
http://www.356tools.com/screwdrivers.htm
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#8 Post by Conrad Carter » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:53 pm

The long blonde one with 63B T6 kit. Thanks for helping out a newbie. I knew you would know the answer.
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#9 Post by Conrad Carter » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:04 pm

Anyone know where I might an original blonde handled, duckbill screwdriver for my 356B T6?
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Re: Duckbill Screwdriver

#10 Post by Greg Bryan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:58 pm

Conrad - a WTB ad in the Classified section is the most effective means to canvas the members for items for sale.
And, it doesn't violate the Talk site rules, wink-wink .....
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#11 Post by Conrad Carter » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:33 pm

Ad has been there for a while and no help so far.
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Re: Duckbill Screwdriver

#12 Post by Conrad Carter » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:11 am

Anyone know where I might find one. Still looking for original blonde handle screwdriver.
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#13 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:59 pm

I just looked on eBay and the Samba but only came up with repros. Maybe one to be had at the Lit Show next March?

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#14 Post by Conrad Carter » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:16 pm

My brother went to Lit show last year looking for this for me and did not find one. One guy told him to have me contact him since he thought he had one. Turned out he had one with red handle. Still looking!
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Re: Duckbill Screwdriver

#15 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:55 pm

Good Morning & Happy New Year, Conrad!

We'll keep our eyes open for you. Another Lit Show coming up soon.

All the best,

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