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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
-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
-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
-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.


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