Dag gum Hose Clamp !


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Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby bohdan » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:22 am



Greetings Fellow Wingers!!!

Those pesky spring clamps are useless! I truly believe I have one leak on a spring hose clamp that goes toward the thermostat. I can get to the clamp but having difficulty sliding off. Don't necessarily want to remove the hose. Just want to slide the clamp down the hose so I can put a new hose clamp around it. I am at a loss. Was thinking of a dremel but could cut the hose. Who ever thought these clamps? Mighty obliged.



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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby robb » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:40 am

Much easier if cooling fans are removed.

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:50 am

can you get to it with a long nose needle nose pliers?

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby bohdan » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:55 am

I can get it to it with a long handled set of needle nose. I guess these are just a bit difficult on trying to get all three tabs in one vice of the pliers. Both fans are out right now. Mighty obliged.

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:39 am

I remember having to change the radiator clamps on my 83 aspy, even though they were a little easer to get to, they were still a pain in the butt.

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:00 am

Yes, those spring clamps are less than useless.

I cut them off using a hefty set of diagonal (wire) cutters, then replace them with a quality screw drive hose clamp like this:


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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:14 am

WingAdmin wrote:Yes, those spring clamps are less than useless.

I cut them off using a hefty set of diagonal (wire) cutters, then replace them with a quality screw drive hose clamp like this:



I don't think I've ever seen a clamp like that before, at least not in the auto parts stores I've been in. where did you find those?

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:32 am

That image I took off Amazon, but I've bought similar clamps in auto stores. Basically I want the ones that have a screw that clamps it shut, with a smooth metal portion contacting the hose, not the "worm gear" type clamps that have a limited clamping force and always seem to fail at the worst moment. I also make sure they're stainless steel so they don't rust out.


Worm gear:


Other screw clamps:



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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:00 am

WingAdmin wrote:That image I took off Amazon, but I've bought similar clamps in auto stores. Basically I want the ones that have a screw that clamps it shut, with a smooth metal portion contacting the hose, not the "worm gear" type clamps that have a limited clamping force and always seem to fail at the worst moment. I also make sure they're stainless steel so they don't rust out.


Worm gear:
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Other screw clamps:
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now all these clamps I have seen and even bought a few from time to time. the first one is crap. they never hold up and the teeth always seem to separate as you try to tighten down the worm screw. I especially like the last 2, they are the strongest ones by far.

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby bohdan » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:46 am

Thanks for the replies. Yes, I should go to Harbor Freight and see if they have that kind of pliers. Those hose clamps look awesome. Do you know if I can disconnect and wrap around a hose?

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:54 am

bohdan wrote:Thanks for the replies. Yes, I should go to Harbor Freight and see if they have that kind of pliers. Those hose clamps look awesome. Do you know if I can disconnect and wrap around a hose?


yes, you can disconnect the clamps in the 2nd and 3rd photo and wrap them around the hose. the clamp in the 4th photo might be a little harder to do. once your disconnect the clamps and install them over the hose, you'll have to hold both ends together with one hand in order to start screwing them back together again with your other hand. once you get a "bite" on the threads, it shouldn't be too much trouble to tighten them up. H F has almost every tool you'll need, some of them at very good prices. I get most of my tools from them.

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby bohdan » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:03 pm

Thanks Stuart. Off and running to hf!

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:17 pm

bohdan wrote:Thanks Stuart. Off and running to hf!



lol, go for it.

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby bohdan » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:50 am

Interesting to note, that the 5/16" radiator hose fits the crossover nipple quite nicely. The Outside diameter is quite a bit larger though. Still nibbling away at that pesky clamp.

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:25 pm

bohdan wrote:Interesting to note, that the 5/16" radiator hose fits the crossover nipple quite nicely. The Outside diameter is quite a bit larger though. Still nibbling away at that pesky clamp.


hey bohdan, were you able to remove that clamp yet?

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby bohdan » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:14 am

Hey Stuart, Yes with success. This particular spring clamp appears to be slightly different than the other spring clamps. I invested in some "long tools" from Harbor freight. Needle nose pliers and even a vice grip. That came in very handy. Basically I worked it back and forth and stretched it back far enough greater than the diameter of the hose. Tada!!! I did replace with worm gear hose clamp though...............Have a Great Day!

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Re: Dag gum Hose Clamp !

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:21 am

bohdan wrote:Hey Stuart, Yes with success. This particular spring clamp appears to be slightly different than the other spring clamps. I invested in some "long tools" from Harbor freight. Needle nose pliers and even a vice grip. That came in very handy. Basically I worked it back and forth and stretched it back far enough greater than the diameter of the hose. Tada!!! I did replace with worm gear hose clamp though...............Have a Great Day!


hey bohdan, congrats. glad to hear it worked out for ya.

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