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Old 07-07-2019, 06:03 PM
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Wow
Thanks for the PIC
Now I know what I inherited from my dad.
I have a set of 3 SnapOn "course screwdrivers"
1/2 inch drive
From 3/8 to 3/4 wide.
The blade was way too thick for a machine screw but they would fit something like that just fine

I do not know what they are called, but the should be in a tool catalog.
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:31 PM
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"Drag Link" comes to mind
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:40 PM
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:57 PM
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Cut a slot in the end of a piece of round bar about the size of the head, as wide as the slot. Tack a piece of flat that fits the head of the fastener in the slot on the round bar. Next take (4) 1/2" or thicker tiny pieces of plate or flat or square bar and make a place for your half inch ratchet to fit into - weld it to the round bar and each other if necessary.

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Old 07-07-2019, 10:35 PM
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Cut an appropriate size piece of strap iron and insert it length-wise into a 6 point socket.
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:17 AM
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Ok now we have established the type of tool but what are they called?
And thanks for the ideas... I'll try to get one made tomorrow or Tuesday, So the Bobcat can quit hanging around in the shop...
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I also need to make a couple of these Teflon/Plastic bushings for the forward and reverse controls arms that attach to the side of the hydrostatic trans/pump
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:51 AM
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Cut a slot in the end of a piece of round bar about the size of the head, as wide as the slot. Tack a piece of flat that fits the head of the fastener in the slot on the round bar. Next take (4) 1/2" or thicker tiny pieces of plate or flat or square bar and make a place for your half inch ratchet to fit into - weld it to the round bar and each other if necessary.

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Or, take a peice of round stock slightly smaller than the through hole
cross drill it for a dowel pin that is slightly smaller than the slot. Press
a pin in the hole.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:18 AM
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Cut an appropriate size piece of strap iron and insert it length-wise into a 6 point socket.
"Cut an appropriate size piece of strap iron and.....crank on it with a pipe wrench"

fixed it for ya
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:25 AM
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Personally I'd just go buy a drag link tool but if you feel compelled to take the time to make one you could just take a piece of hex stock a couple inches long, stand it on end in your mill vise and machine a tang on the end.

If the slot is deep enough Shade's idea will work too. If the piece is really tight in the hole you'll find that a round cross-pin will tend to climb out of the slot...
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:22 PM
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So what did you decide to do?
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