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Offline lptools

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Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« on: August 29, 2023, 05:20:20 PM »
Found this at the flea, no visible markings. Universal joint, right angle screwdriver. I'm guessing it is for automotive use? Possibly carburetor adjustments?
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Re: Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2023, 08:23:32 PM »
seems bulky for most of the carbs I'm familiar with.  Awkward looking thing.

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Re: Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2023, 08:34:30 AM »
Hello, Bill. The mechanism on the screwdriver is smooth as silk!!
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Re: Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2023, 04:55:21 PM »
Hi Lou,  what size is the blade?  Maybe that will help narrow down application.  It does look awkwad for carb adjustment.  But it makes sense to have the screwdriver held firm by handle 1 while turning handle 2.  I have some actual carb adjusting tools but they are hard to keep engaged in the screw.
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Re: Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2023, 10:49:08 PM »
Be good for distributor point adjustment on GM distributors with the window.  1957-early 70s. 
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Re: Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2023, 07:07:49 AM »
Be good for distributor point adjustment on GM distributors with the window.  1957-early 70s. 
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Re: Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2023, 07:53:57 AM »
Hello, John k. Thanks for the info, I will follow up on that!
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Re: Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2023, 12:52:55 PM »
John,

I don't have a lot of experience with the GM "window" distributor caps, but the ones I've seen have points with allen head screws for the adjustment.  I can't quite tell what the head on this interesting screwdriver is; from there, it looks like a flat driver (slotted screw head).  Is that right?

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Re: Unusual Right Angle Screwdriver
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2023, 08:10:27 AM »
Hello, Bill. It has a 3/16 wide flat tip.
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