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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 07, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Source for rubberized wire clamps

I'm trying to figure out a good way to route wires down to my starter without burning them up on my headers. I have some wire braid that I can put the wires into and found a good way to route them down the back of my block and down the back side of the passenger cylinder head. There are a number of bolt holes in my head that I can secure a clamp to but can't find a source for a clamp.

I purchased some rubberized clamps from American Autowire (part 500082) and they would be great except the hole to secure them to something is too small and I need about a 5/16" or 3/8" hole for my bolt. The pad on the clamp is too small to enlarge it this much.

I can't clamp things to my firewall like I did in the old days because its been painted and smoothed...

Has anyone found a 1/2" size rubberized or other non-sharp way to secure cables with a larger hole for mounting it to something that takes a larger 3/8" bolt ?

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Re: Source for rubberized wire clamps

you could make a small L-bracket that bolts to the head, and then bolt a reasonable-sized clamp to the bracket.


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Re: Source for rubberized wire clamps

Yeah, I thought of that and might have to go that route. I just wanted for once to be able to buy something and bolt it on without having to fabricate something.

It seems wierd to me that there are a lot of fancy and nice looking wiring replacement systems out there, but when it comes time to strap, bundle, or otherwise attach it in a manner that looks clean, its hard to find something. I even had a hard time finding a nice looking wire cover and finally found something at Painless, although its a bit expensive.

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Re: Source for rubberized wire clamps

The clamps like the factory used are readily available at the repro houses. They got big bolt holes. Factory routing used the heater box and bellhousing bolts.





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Re: Source for rubberized wire clamps

All you need to do is get a round file and you can use a 5/16th bolt easily on those clamps. Just did it last week.
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Re: Source for rubberized wire clamps

I'll feel dumb if after all of the searching my Classic or Ricks catalogs that stay on the top of the desk have what I need in it. All I can find in them though for clamps are the battery cable clap that bolts on the oil pan (KW567 in Classic catalog), or the heater box wire retaining clips (HC-28 / HC-29 in Ricks). But these are open clips and what I'd prefer is a closed loop.

If you know of a usage or section where the 'loop' clamps were used or of a part number, let me know.

I promise to post pictures soon of my project. If there was an award for spending the most money and having the least to show for it, I'd win !

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Re: Source for rubberized wire clamps

The factory style clips are open.
I understand what you're looking for now.
Have you been through the "drawers and drawers" full of stuff at your local Ace Hadware?
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