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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by saltflats, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. saltflats
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    Just wondering if any of you have tried these type of hose clamps?
    Any thoughts good or bad or maybe a better option.
    I am working on a project that I done want to use ugly screw clamps on.
    Thanks for any input. James
     

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  2. i've used the Gates Power-grip and they work great
     
  3. saltflats
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    Thanks that is what I wanted to hear.
     
  4. Fast Bill
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    I use them too. Much better looking than regular clamps. A little lacquer thinner and the lettering wipes right off.
     

  5. fsae0607
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    They look cool!

    Still might be a good idea to keep regular worm-drive hose clamps in your emergency toolbox. On the side of the road, you won't have electricity to run a heat gun. If you smoke, you could use a lighter, I guess.
     
  6. I didn't know that kind was available.


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  7. sschevysjs
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    Those are real cool. Send us a pic once your done. I'm curious to see how they look on your application. Only downer I see is that you would have to cut it or the hose to remove it.
     
  8. scrap metal 48
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    Not very Traditional looking if you care about those things...
     
  9. tommy
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    I agree!! I'm always looking for old looking hose clamps. I personally like the thumb screw type. Details make a difference!
     
  10. D-man313
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    Seems like they'd be more of a hassle if you have to work on something.
     
  11. 29moonshine
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    i have about 30 of the thumb screw that i can not give away here
     
  12. tfeverfred
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    The plain ones work for me. I had that type ONCE, on an OT ride. After sitting for a couple hours, till my brother brought me a screw type, I removed them. No good on the side of the road.
     
  13. tommy
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    what sizes and how much. I probably will not buid another hotrod but I like to keep them in stock just in case.:D
     
  14. hattrick150
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    If you look in the speedway, summit or jegs you will find them listed in there. Just recalling from memory there is about 8 to 12 different sizes. I have used them also and the part number will correspond with if you go to a auto part store. I have picked them up at oriellys. They start at about 4 or 5 bucks each.

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  15. Lone Star Mopar
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    I'll split em with you.:cool:

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  16. They are killer !!! Sorta expensive and non-reusable...but ,if you use the proper size ,they don't leak..They get tighter as it gets colder..I used them wherever there was a size available.
    and ,if you leave about 1/4 " hanging over it shrinks down to the size if the pipe and hides the cut edge of the hose..They are not traditional, but neatens up an installation...
    NAPA here only sells by the box..found a local Big A that sell them individually
     

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  17. I got a few of these stainless clamps from a friend who is a aircraft mechanic but they are kinda pricy but cool looking.

    I used them on my old panhead but never thought about using them on a hot rod. HRP

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  18. I use the S/S Ideal clamps! Used them in the 60's and still use them now! My 2 cents
     
  19. fab32
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    I have a friend that builds high end (read expensive) customs and hot rods. He has used them ever since they appeared on the scene. He does however include a full set (for each application on that particular car) of the stainless ones in the glove box of every complete project just in case there is ever a need to do "on the road" repairs. He tells me that after a few years of use no one has reported to him on a need for them.

    Frank
     
  20. plym49
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    I use the fuel injection-style clamps wherever possible.

    I also salvage the old factory dual-wire clamps when I can. Beadblast or wire wheel them clean; they look vintage.
     
  21. I've used them on several vehicles, there is reason they were created for the tractor trailer long haul market. On maintenance items, like radiator hoses I've used them on one side and the screw type on the other side. Cleans up heater hose connections. I used them to anchor a tach to the steering column and bracket, extinguisher mount to the roll cage etc... I tend to not give a shit what anyone thinks.
     
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  22. Squablow
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    Not to hijack, but is there a good source for the double wire type hose clamps? I bought some chrome radiator hoses for my roadster and the worm drive clamps stick out like a boner in sweatpants. Would like something earlier looking.
     
  23. saltflats
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    Well I just tried it on my lower hose and I guess it looks ok I had to trim them down or I would of had the band on the hose where there was no support.
     

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  24. Muttley
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    Would you like me to send you my shipping info? ;) :D
     
  25. SlamIam
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    I use them. If you remove the lettering on them they just disappear. NAPA had them cheaper than anywhere else I looked, about $2.25 ea for the heater hose size if you buy a box.
     
  26. alchemy
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    I'm definitely on the wrong forum today! Has anybody seen the HAMB?

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  27. I guess you would have to cut them off, what's the danger of cutting the hose too?
    Never seen them before, kinda surprised by that. My father owns two radiator shops and I worked in one all through school, he specialised in hot rod radiators too!

    Doc.
     
  28. International uses them on their large trucks and they work fine, don't think they would look right on my car.
     
  29. 4woody
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    If they are on the unsupported part of the hose, how much will they squeeze it down really? Thinking about this for some hard-to-reach spots...
     
  30. saltflats
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    I was just going off the recommendations that was on the paper work on how to install.
     

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