Intake clamps, just an FYI

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Intake clamps, just an FYI

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Post by Huck » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:03 am

Just recieved a set of OEM type (BS not even close), clamps made by vtwin. They are junk, 25 bucks down the shitter. Save yourselves! to late for me :cry:



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Post by 1950Panhead » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:14 am

Send them back, get your $25 out of the shitter, thanks for the heads up.
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Post by CaptMike » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:01 pm

It's pitiful that they can't even make a decent re-pop intake clamp. I also say "Send Them Back". V-Twin probably had $2.00 in them.

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Post by Cotten » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:03 pm

Huck wrote:Just recieved a set of OEM type (BS not even close), clamps made by vtwin. They are junk, 25 bucks down the shitter. Save yourselves! to late for me :cry:
Huck!

I keep both the '55-'57, and the '58-whenever clamps from Tedd on the wall, and they are fine reproductions.
Was the cadmium poor?

Returns have never been a problem for me.

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Post by 58flh » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:27 pm

HUCK!---ALSO I agree with you 100%!--But a few times I had grinded the width down to size!--THEY WORKED!, BUT WE should not have to be doing stuff like this!--COMON a CLAMP MAN!--SOMEBODY has to get this RITE!--HOW hard is it?--THEY made them Alongtime ago!--& nobody seems to get them correct!--I have 2-sets of oem clamps!,1 on the bike the other for another bike!. I hate them heavier ones they dont slide rite & make a round compresion like the ol-boys!-& Even once you get the width correct ,as I said you have to play with em to get a good seal!,Sometimes that means the clamps wont be in the same spot as the other to achieve a no-leaker! & that just looks unprofessional!--TRY explaining this to a cust. that dont know.-----RICHIE :roll:

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Post by Cotten » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:51 pm

Huck!

Did you order clamps like these?
STRPCLMP.jpg
Or stainless aircraft clamps like these?
MANTRICK.jpg
Or worse yet, ones with 1/4" bolt fasteners?

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Post by Huck » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:03 pm

The VT # is 35-9177 they are SS, .783 wide .026 thick # 10 or 12 screw. I've seen pictures of a two piece clamp that looked good to me, I thought thats what I was buying. I'm going thru the mail/internet no good shops are here to put your hands on stuff. Cotton they look like the second pic best I can tell.

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Post by Cotten » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:28 pm

Huck!

As Richie noted, they often must be shaved to .750" (especially critical for Shovels and Sportsters).

They are not Tedd's manufacture, but imports originally marketed through DIXIE.

They are still my preference over the original OEM-design, but they take every bit as much patience!
(And bead-blasting to mimic cadmium.)

Two-piecers just add another fuse.

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Post by Huck » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:40 pm

1dab_1.jpg
I'm kinda liking the way these are made.
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Post by Cotten » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:30 pm

Huck!

The problems I encountered with those were a lack of flexibility, and a tendency for the spot-welds to pop.

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Post by hplhd » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:31 pm

Huck wrote:
1dab_1.jpg
I'm kinda liking the way these are made.
thats what i have on my manifold(can't remember where i purchsed) worked for me.

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