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john302

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Dated hose clamps
« on: November 15, 2020, 11:10:23 PM »
Looking to purchase a set of dated repop hose clamps for a 69 z . Cant seem to find them anywhere. Purchased them before but cant remember  from who ? thanks

ZLP955

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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 12:10:39 AM »
Pretty sure the go-to supplier for Wittek clamps is Bill Mock, try Mock Auto Specialties. Also specialises in water pumps.
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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 12:42:08 AM »
Try also www.martiauto.com. I got a couple of clamps from them....Joe
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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 01:30:32 AM »
How about Pacecar Jeff?

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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 01:35:50 PM »
 I've tried Jeff's clamps and out of 4, 3 didn't work out well even when using pliers to hold the tower while tightening. They are too thin and the towers became too distorted. I eventually got a set from LI. Corvettes and they worked excellent and also have an accurate date stamp font.

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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 02:43:06 PM »
Pretty sure the go-to supplier for Wittek clamps is Bill Mock, try Mock Auto Specialties. Also specialises in water pumps.
Mock’s clamps are real Wittek clamps. Not repop, btw. His clamps are NOS and dated.
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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 07:53:30 PM »
You can also try Paragon They are a Corvette supplier and have many interchangeable parts.

 https://www.paragoncorvette.com/

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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 07:57:03 AM »
Should have added that Bentley kindly helped me source NOS clamps from Mock Auto some years back. And as others mentioned, many vendors sell the reproduction tower clamps, but they are thinner metal than the 'original' Wittek clamps, and (at best) you only get one chance at tightening them properly on the hose. Best to look out for dated or even undated NOS items, which appear identical to, and install like, dated take-offs.
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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 04:33:43 PM »
I have Had success in Re-plating my Original factory take offs also, with the understanding that the application of Brite Clear Zinc plating might not be  the EXACT treatment as original but Looks good enough for me & I just throw it in with other plating parts as I send batches in.
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Re: Dated hose clamps
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 08:10:40 PM »
I would also try contacting Bill Hodell at 330 832 0871.  He has many original wittek hose clamps and really knows his stuff.