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Technical Exhaust Band Clamps

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 48FordFanatic, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,336

    48FordFanatic
    Member
    from Maine

    Can the stainless steel band type clamps be used to butt-join a tail pipe to a muffler ? Butt-join meaning no slip joint of the smaller pipe inside the muffler.
     
  2. You will first need a band clamp without the "step". I suggest that you have the muffler and tailpipe mounted securely to the frame to prevent any movement that might cause the band clamp to fatigue.

    I would rather slip the muffler into the tailpipe for a better seal. Any muffler shop could expand your pipes to create a slip joint.
     
  3. 57countrysedan
    Joined: Oct 28, 2012
    Posts: 370

    57countrysedan
    Member
    from NY

    These clamps work great. Like 57 said just make sure the muffler is attached to something. I used these on my wagon with success. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424777975.937332.jpg
     
  4. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,620

    hrm2k
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    I used them on my V8 Corvair project. The engine and exhaust are mounted solidly. The clamps work great

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  5. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,995

    millersgarage
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    I have them on my '47. they work well
     
  6. This one time........at band clamp
     
  7. Yup! I even cut my header collector flanges off and butted the pipes right up!
    Band clamps eliminated all those pesky leaks.
     

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