Re: [Chrysler300] Radiator Hose Clamps
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Re: [Chrysler300] Radiator Hose Clamps

If you're having your car judged or just love it to be as close to stock as possible, I understand trying to find quality replacements to replicate the originals spring clamps. 

What I don't understand are people who try to continue to seal coolant and fuel hoses with spring clamps when they've done a disc brake conversion, upgraded to radials, painted their car with a two stage paint, and are listening to music through hidden audio. I see this all the time at shows. I like using surloc clamps on my BMW's and am now adopting them on my classics along side properly sized screw style clamps for a cleaner look that offers better performance over time. 

Just in case you needed to know, this was sent from my iPhone. 

On Jan 30, 2018, at 8:59 PM, Keith Boonstra kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



I agree that a lot of Chinese stuff is pure junk and they know when they make it. But we love that it's so cheap and buy it anyway.

I don't know where mine were made offhand, but they seem to have sealed perfectly for six years now. If they were made in China, they must have come from a rare wire company that cares. I have quite a few of them and can help some out who need them.

Keith Boonstra

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 9:14 PM, John Grady jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Agree , all the retro reproduction wire clamps are junk . No spring temper , just bent wire from China . Had same experience , gave up . Many of the originals have been “sprung” by opening them too much takes steel in the wire  beyond steel yield point — never work well again . You do need the right tool to control that . 

Easy to ruin with pliers. 
I do not like look t too much but have taken to using worm drive clamps and breaking off the tail left over , right at the clamp , and putting worm underneath . Looks a lot better than 1” tail hanging off 
Sent from my iPhone

On 30 Jan 2018, at 5:26 pm, plotkin_associates@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <> wrote:

Tried to replace the screw type clamps holding the upper and lower radiator hoses in my 64 Chrysler 300K (413 cu in, 4 brl, no a/c). The repro spring type clamps that I bought fit but weren't tight enough to stop antifreeze leakings when the engine was started.  Any one have or know where to get original spring type clamps for a 64 300K that hopefully would have a tighter fit. Used are fine as long as tight. Need 4 of them. Thanks for any help.



Posted by: Ryan Hill <ryan_hillc300@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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