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Old 08-16-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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Clamps and Piping

How big a deal is it ?....The difference in the typacal hose clamp or "worm type" and the T-bolt clamp. also I've seen two different types of T-bolt clamps.

I know the worm type can at least hold some pressure since they've always been used on so many radiators in high heat and pressure. I'm assuming they are holding on to somwhare between 10-15 lbs of pressure constantly,I've never had one slip off on a radiator.

I spoke with a deisel mechanic about the difference and he said it would have to be T-bolt,he also sells them.

I've also seen severial trucks with the worm type clamp on the hose, the only problem I seen about it was the clamp cutting into the silicone a little in the slots. I know the focus isn't a truck or deisel but boost is boost and plumbing is plumbing, the only difference being one see's boost of 30+ and one closer to 10<that will be mine

I know with all of the expence involved I'm sort of sweating the small stuff here but I'm working on a decidadly low budjet, I don't want to waste money on parts that exceed the needs but I don't want to waste my time on parts that just don't get the job done well.


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About the piping,

Other than weight and unpainted appearance are there any advantages to aluminum piping over steel/aluminized ?

Are silicone hoses with bends a good option over mandrell bent tubing?

Does a high temprature paint or coating make a large improvement for either steel or aluminum

Are there any other options I'm not aware of ?
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As for the clamps , STD worm clamps will hold 30psi I know i have been doing it for 22 years with them , T-bolt clamps are nice and they look good but not needed , if you are worried about the SDT worm clamps look into the BREEZE type clamps they wont strip as easy as the STD clamps like IDEAL brand , as for it cutting into the hose if you run a QUALITY hose 4 ply with the cloth on the out side NO clamp will cut into it

"Other than weight and unpainted appearance are there any advantages to aluminum piping over steel/aluminized ?'
****Weight

Are silicone hoses with bends a good option over mandrell bent tubing?
****Mild steel will cost less other than that no

Does a high temprature paint or coating make a large improvement for either steel or aluminum
****Not that i have seen

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