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Username Post: Tower Clamps        (Topic#357245)
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07-15-19 03:53 PM - Post#2770773    

When I started my ’60 restoration I decided that I wanted to return it as close as I could to the way that it was when I drove it off the used car lot and it is pretty close with the exception of a few miner things. Some of the things that I used are not something that would have been from that year but I used them in order to get it back on the road. With the car show coming up in Oct. I would like to take care of some of those things. One of those things is “tower clamps” for the radiator hoses. I have seen a couple of videos and those seem to be junk. So my question is before I buy any…..has anyone found any of these clamps that are actually useable and work? Your help will be appreciated. Lamar

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07-16-19 03:40 PM - Post#2770855    
    In response to PLS

I purchased my tower clamps from Restoration Specialties, and they are NOS, I believe. They are good quality, and I haven't had any break like you see in the videos. I have also found them from some of the vendors at Carlisle, and those too have been good quality. The only problem that I have found, is that not everyone has the correct size clamps, and that you might have to use one that is slightly larger or smaller than original.
The one clamp that I have had the most difficulty finding are the round spring steel Corbin clamps that are used on the heater hoses. These are the ones that are made of heavy gauge wire, and you have to squeeze the two ears together to open them. The original were quite heavy, and today, all I am finding are wimpy weak ones. If anyone has a source for the old heavy wire Corbin clamps, please let me know.

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07-17-19 05:39 AM - Post#2770889    
    In response to junky

Thank you very much!! I will check with them. I have a couple of the Corbin clamps that I think are original. Lamar

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