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Old 11-27-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Hose clamps for Headers?

I am purchasing a GTSpec EL Header, I wanted to thermal wrap it but have had trouble finding appropriate hose clamps. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where I can get an appropriately sized set of these or suggest alternatives?

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:53 AM   #2
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Go to your local hardware store and buy some stainless steel hose clamps from the plumbing section the 1.5" to 2.5" variety are what I have used with great success. If you don't have a decent local hardware store, a Lowes, Home Depot, or Harbor Freight can probably suffice.

Or you can use SS lockwire, available from Pegasus Racing supply. It works just as well if you tie it off properly.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:04 AM   #3
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Did you wrap each pipe individually? The one photo of a wrapped gtspec el header I could find is this one:



It looks like I'd need something larger than a 2.5" hose clamp around the wider sections. Is it better to single wrap everything?

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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HD/Lowe's have SS clamps up to 5" or 6" or maybe even bigger. Go look in the HVAC ducting section, they have a bunch of sizes.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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Stainless tie wraps are what you want, unless you want them to be easily removable. In which case, worm drive clamps are available nearly anywhere in full stainless construction that will work easily.

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