Author Topic: Radiator Hose Tower Clamps or Wire clamps on 68 GT500 & GT500KR?  (Read 402 times)

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What is considered correct on these cars. I know Marti Auto Works sells the hoses with wire clamps but I've seen several vintage photos of Mustangs that clearly show Tower clamps on the upper hose.
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Re: Radiator Hose Tower Clamps or Wire clamps on 68 GT500 & GT500KR?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 06:22:27 PM »
 My car #02267 1968 GT500KR with a 4/30/68 build date had the tower clamps.
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Re: Radiator Hose Tower Clamps or Wire clamps on 68 GT500 & GT500KR?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 07:05:11 PM »
That's one with tower clamps. Any others?
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Re: Radiator Hose Tower Clamps or Wire clamps on 68 GT500 & GT500KR?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 01:40:39 PM »
I just consulted the Marcus Anghel 428 Cobra Jet detailing guide and it says that tower clamps were used in 1968 production.
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Re: Radiator Hose Tower Clamps or Wire clamps on 68 GT500 & GT500KR?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 04:44:02 PM »
Wire clamps were also used and probably more common on KRs
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Re: Radiator Hose Tower Clamps or Wire clamps on 68 GT500 & GT500KR?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 04:45:57 PM »
Wire clamps werealso used and probably more common on KRs
+1 .It was a early late thing on 68 big blocks.
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Re: Radiator Hose Tower Clamps or Wire clamps on 68 GT500 & GT500KR?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 05:55:46 PM »
Looked through the pictures and found 4 examples of what appear to be original hoses and clamps

Wire Style
8T02R205185-02870
8T02R206074-02820

Band
8T02S169283-01026
8T02R206163-03418

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