Found a bit for this brake-pedal attachment thing that the MotorCompany Service Manual calls a screw (torqued to 12 – 16 ft. lbs.), and the only thing that fits is a T40 Torx bit. I know this because I picked up an inexpensive bit at Home Depot to test the size since the fitment jumps straight from T30 to T40 with nothing in between. Reportedly the Derby covers require a T27 TorxPlus bit that has more square and flat “shoulders” and is therefore less prone to rounding over and causing a mellifluous cascade of swear-words to erupt. So with that thought in mind I got a T40P from the fine toolmaker S*K tools, that came via The Brown Truck of Happiness, as seen on the right.However the expensive T40P also has thicker splines and doesn’t fit the screw, while the cheap-o Husky one from Home Depot does fit, albeit not super snugly. And so as a belt-and-suspenders kinda guy, another T40P is winging (or flat-footing) its way here by USPS from eBay, made by SnapOn. Should come today, so we’ll see what the deal is.
UPDATE: What the deal is, is that I’m a dumbass. Spot the difference!So there’s a THIRD kind of Torx bit, the tamper-resistant variety…also with just FIVE lobes…oh well, I’ve got time to sort this out, and now I can tamper with things!