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What years during the 1930s were the wire-type radiator hose clamps used?


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Looking back at the GM Proving ground pictures through 1936.


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What other types, if any, did GM use in the 30s?

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From 1937-1952 the band type clamps - 1953-57 the spring wire. They found that these did not hold well in 1958 due to the 13 pound pressure cap.


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Did they use the wire-type clamps prior to '37?


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Originally Posted by Bill Masters
Did they use the wire-type clamps prior to '37?


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Looking back at the GM Proving ground pictures through 1936.


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1929-1936 had the wire type with bolt ans nut,

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Thanks, Gene.


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I am not aware of any 1931-2 with the double wire type clamp. They used the slotted metal band type. I am not sure when the first wire double band clamps were factory installed.


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I am not aware of any 1931-2 with the band type clamp. They used the slotted metal band type. I am not sure when the first wire double band clamps were factory installed.


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Thanks, all. I know, from looking at factory photos, that the '34 and '35s used the wire-type clamps, but I was curious about what other years they were used.


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I have a poor pictue of the 1930 and it looks like wire.


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This subject came up while I was helping to Judge '33-'39 Chevy cars, earlier this week, at the meet in Bowling Green. I told members of the team that I had seen factory (under hood) photos of '35 cars with wire clamps. Everyone seemed surprised. I'm not sure they were convinced.

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I thought this was the reason that this subject was brought up.

How many total cars were judged?


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1929-1936 had the wire type with bolt and nut

Actually, that is incorrect. In researching original factory photos of 1929-32 engines, also checking various pieces of 1929-32 literature and a multitude of original factory filmstrips (both sales and service) the slotted double strap type of hose clamps were used from 1929 thru 1932. Also, an original factory photo of a 1933 206 engine shows the wire type of hose clamps were used in that year instead of the slotted double strap type of hose clamps.

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Thanks my friend. Only came back to set the record straight on the slotted double strap type of hose clamps that were used in 1929-1932.

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Great to hear from the JYD. Missed you.

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Originally Posted by Junkyard Dog
Only came back to set the record straight on the slotted double strap type of hose clamps that were used in 1929-1932.

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I also happy to hear from the JYD after a long time of silence.
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