[s-cars] head advice

Kirby Smith kirby.a.smith at verizon.net
Fri Apr 11 16:59:50 EDT 2003

A better approach, in my opinion, is to recall the handedness of the
screw or bolt.  A right-hand screw, used in most applications except
where there is a reason to use left-hand screws due to rotational
loosening, follows not surprisingly the right-hand screw rule.  The
screw goes in the direction of one's right thumb when turned in the
direction of one's right hand fingers.  Similarly, left-hand screws
follow the left-hand rule.

The right-hand rule is also used to define right-hand coordinate frames
which typically underlie rules of physics and electromagnetics.


CLAG500 at aol.com wrote:
> Mike predicted
> In a message dated 4/11/2003 1:40:35 PM Eastern Standard Time, mlped at qwest.net writes:
> > BTW get the "righty, tighty or Lefty
> > loosey" or maybe its vice versa mantra, right (don't ask
> > me), and save
> > yourself a LOT of problems  :-)
> >
> > Mike
> Good advice. I once witnessed Dave twist a rear caliper carrier bolt in half using the "righty loosey" method. It should be righty=tighty. Think of turnng your steering wheel to the right to tighten and to the left to loosen. It gets trickey when the bolt is facing away from you as it was when Dave "unloosened" his bolt.
> Chad Tobin
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