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thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

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thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

Post by jake » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:19 pm

GENTLEMEN, I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO SPEND THE ENTIRE WEEK AT BOAT THE BLUE AND WATCHED SOME JUDGING OF A FEW BOATS. A BEAUTIFUL 1941 CHRISCRAFT BARRELBACK WAS NOTED FOR NOT HAVING THUMB SCREW HOSE CLAMPS AND WAS WONDERING IF THAT WAS TRUE FOR 1941. DOING THE SAME MODEL AND WOULD LIKE TO BE CORRECT. THANKS JAKE

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Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

Post by Matt Smith » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:29 pm

From what I recall, yes. Also are easier to use. The big question is. Are you doing a show boat? Part of the fun for sure is making sure its the way it was delivered. Sounds like you have a 17, I think there are some unique details about the interior, and other cool stuff.
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Post by Matt Smith » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:33 pm

And too get Super GEEKY, I would find out who made them. The screw part my be unique to the period, and some have a small stamp in them. Details make a difference.
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Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

Post by joanroy » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:47 pm

Most show boats are much nicer than when delivered. Chris Craft was a volume production builder. Three or four coats of varnish and out the door. Although, it is a lot of fun mixed with a touch of madness trying for the perfection. I’m afraid my clamps won’t make the grade.

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Post by Matt Smith » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 pm

The most fun is when they are true original. patina and all.
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Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

Post by joanroy » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:45 pm

Ahhhh Yes! The Barn Find. You know your old when the next barn find happens in your own barn.

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Post by jake » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:57 pm

THANK YOU FOR INFO EVERYONE ,NOW FOR THE REAL REAL HARD PART. WHO MADE THESE AND WHO HAS SOME I COULD PURCHASE. Jake

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Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

Post by Greg Wallace » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:22 am

I would get more evidence to support hose clamp choice. Thumb screw clamps were used... but not all years. There are some pretty good photos in the engine brochures.
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Re: thumb screw hose clamps for a k engine

Post by jim g » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:40 pm

The several original prewar engines I've have did not use the thumb screw clamp. They used what I would call a flip barrel bolt clamp.

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Post by Don Vogt » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:27 pm

right. my '38 KA used that "flip barrel" too.
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Post by Brian Robinson » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:34 pm

Flip barrel - good term. Thumb screws were postwar. The closest to Flip Barrel available now that I know of are made by Ideal, they call them Snap-Lock. I buy them from Grainger.
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