@Sean Seena posted:
Good to hear no badge theft issues. Sort of makes sense, in that these cars spend a higher percentage of their time in lower crime environments as compared to a modern/errand car (e.g., parked in front of the cafe you're having coffee at, a winery, a C&C, or w/ friends, etc.). That and there are constant eyeballs on the car from every passerby. And to @DannyP's point, I think most people don't even know what to steal from these cars haha, at least upon first impression while they're still dazzled. I'd just be worried about the rare guy who wants to collect a badge the same way they "collect" a street sign.
Whether for this or in general, I'd be curious to learn of any good security screw sources. For example, I came across these guys https://www.albanycountyfasten...tant-Screw-s/859.htm (because their videos on YouTube show up quickly), they're cool but not totally exhaustive. E.g., I think no brass/bronze/copper colored security screws.
@Bob: IM S6 Ah thanks. I've seen them before but didn't know the name nor any backstory. Just read a Wikipedia blurb on it "Robertson screws are commonplace in Canada, though they have been used elsewhere and have become much more common in other countries. As patents expired and awareness of their advantages spread...". Interesting bit wrt Ford's encounter with them. I always found it funny that slot/flathead was the main screw drive for so long (probably makes sense in terms of easier/cheaper manufacturing), and it took so long to figure out others by people who are by definition pretty handy. Like a Robertson, which is literally a square peg vs round hole!! Ok fine it was over a 100 yrs ago but still.
@Gordon Nichols Serendipity or synchronicity with this post?? Did the 911 owner notice what was going on?...
I was introduced to Robertson bits on a tour I helped build in 2000. I'm sold on them. Compared to a Phillips head screw, they're practically impossible to strip out.