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#1059986 - 11/24/18 02:33 AM Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original?  
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What are the correct radiator hose clamps (brand and size) for a 1988 Monte Carlos SS?

Thanks, Darron


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#1059994 - 11/24/18 02:51 PM Re: Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original? [Re: 1988SS]  
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For this answer, I would be looking at unmolested, low mile engine compartment photos of original cars. There are a few out there with single and two digit odometer miles. It would appear the two wire clamp is OEM..

http://smclassiccars.com/chevrolet/457104-1986-monte-carlo-ss-17k-original-miles-original-tires.html


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#1060038 - 11/26/18 09:49 PM Re: Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original? [Re: 1988SS]  
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Years ago they were hard to come by, I found them from John Deere, now you can buy them on Amazon.


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#1060062 - 11/27/18 04:03 PM Re: Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original? [Re: 1988SS]  
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Maybe not the best to re-use old ones and my cars are definitely not stock but I've collected a handful of original GM upper radiator hoses and the correct clamps, just because I know or thought they are hard to find.


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1060076 - 11/28/18 01:48 AM Re: Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original? [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Originally Posted by PB86SS/87LS
Maybe not the best to re-use old ones and my cars are definitely not stock but I've collected a handful of original GM upper radiator hoses and the correct clamps, just because I know or thought they are hard to find.


Would you be willing to post a picture of a clamp? or send to me via email?

#1060083 - 11/28/18 02:03 PM Re: Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original? [Re: 1988SS]  
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Originally Posted by 1988SS
Originally Posted by PB86SS/87LS
Maybe not the best to re-use old ones and my cars are definitely not stock but I've collected a handful of original GM upper radiator hoses and the correct clamps, just because I know or thought they are hard to find.


Would you be willing to post a picture of a clamp? or send to me via email?


No problem. I'll try to post it here in case it helps anyone else.


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1060159 - 12/05/18 08:10 PM Re: Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original? [Re: 1988SS]  
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Sorry for the delay but here is a couple pictures, assume the original clamps since it's a GM hose dated 7/7/86.

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-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1060163 - 12/06/18 12:16 AM Re: Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original? [Re: 1988SS]  
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Thanks for posting.

#1060310 - 12/27/18 03:47 AM Re: Radiator Hose Clamps - What is original? [Re: 1988SS]  
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I had a real hard time finding O.E.M. type hose clamps, but found out they are virtually identical to vintage Ford Mustang clamps, which are more readily available. Think the same supplier produced them for Ford and GM..

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_...hADjEAQYAiABEgIC6fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


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