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64V-K7
10-24-2017, 02:39 PM
Anyone have experience with these?
http://www.jegs.com/p/Gates/Gates-Power-Grip-Clamps/943359/10002/-1?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171023email

StudeRich
10-24-2017, 02:48 PM
Here I go again dissing Modern Technology! :D

You just have to ask yourself: "WHY"!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a stainless steel worm gear clamp, and your engine compartment will not look like a 2017 Honda or something. :mad:

Bud
10-24-2017, 03:10 PM
I've read about the Gates clamps and while double the price of a standard worm clamp, they do a better job of staying tight as the will conform to changes in the hose. People will say that the clamp is one use only, but technically so are the worm clamps which is what I've found from experience when I had a worm clamp fail on one of my cars and friends have had them fail when trying to re use them. Bud

r1lark
10-24-2017, 03:21 PM
Here I go again dissing Modern Technology! :D

You just have to ask yourself: "WHY"!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a stainless steel worm gear clamp, and your engine compartment will not look like a 2017 Honda or something. :mad:

Wait a minute Rich - a stainless steel worm gear clamp IS modern technology for our Studebakers. Don't tell me you use those on your Studebakers instead of the factory correct round cross section tension clamps and the one screw-type clamp at the water pump inlet?!? :eek::)

studegary
10-24-2017, 03:47 PM
For those that care, I noticed that these clamps are made in the USA.
The price didn't seem too bad until I noticed that the removal tool costs $42.99 plus shipping. I guess that you would need to carry that tool with you in case of a hose failure. Perhaps the clamp could also be cut with a hacksaw or good knife.

Mike Van Veghten
10-24-2017, 04:43 PM
Interesting...nowhere does it say use on rubber hoses. Even the Gates website, Silicone is mentioned...NOT rubber..!
And yes, just like ANY other thermo-plastic...single use only.
Much cleaner idea...if it works on rubber. Might not shrink "evenly" around the diameter of rubber. Might stick to it prematurely as it's heated. Good to find out before buying a hand full...

Mike

StudeRich
10-24-2017, 04:43 PM
Wait a minute Rich - a stainless steel worm gear clamp IS modern technology. Don't tell me you use those on your Studebakers instead of the factory correct round cross section tension clamps and the one screw-type clamp at the water pump inlet?!? :eek::)

No, I would not trust those Factory spring clamps on a Driver, only on a seldom driven "Show Car".

rockne10
10-24-2017, 05:27 PM
No, I would not trust those Factory spring clamps on a Driver, only on a seldom driven "Show Car".But they served so efficiently for over half a century, before ANY of our daily drivers became show cars! :ohmy: Just like 6-volt systems, but not vacuum wipers! ;)

64V-K7
10-24-2017, 06:16 PM
Here I go again dissing Modern Technology! :D

You just have to ask yourself: "WHY"!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a stainless steel worm gear clamp, and your engine compartment will not look like a 2017 Honda or something. :mad:


Thanks, but that's NOT what I asked....

garrilla
10-24-2017, 06:40 PM
I've been using them for a year and really like them. No issues of any kind. They look clean and have a tight grip.
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JLB
10-24-2017, 07:53 PM
I've used these Gates Heat Shrink hose clamps for 4-5 years...........no problems. I like them.
John

64V-K7
10-24-2017, 08:47 PM
I've been using them for a year and really like them. No issues of any kind. They look clean and have a tight grip.
68019

Thanks,... very nice

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I've used these Gates Heat Shrink hose clamps for 4-5 years...........no problems. I like them.
John

Thanks for the info