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Doug Siperly    Posted 12-02-2018 at 14:48:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Does anybody know if the original clamps,(for both rad.and air cleaner) had any markings on them?Have a few new ones that are marked Wittek, would these be correct as oem, or are they just after market? Anybody have a picture of a known original?Thanks as always, Doug

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-04-2018 at 05:14:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Like I said below, I have several OEM hose clamps -air cleaner and radiator, some still on the petrified rubber hoses, so will scrounge them up and look closer for the WITTEK name. If so, I may be able to resurrect them. They don't look like the new ones shown in the link with that screw hanging out. They look like the OEM ones Carpenter makes and sells. I'll follow up later...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Rustyal    Posted 12-03-2018 at 07:22:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Iíve always just looked at the style of the clamps. And the fasteners. Then called it either original or exact as.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 12-03-2018 at 04:49:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I believe they were a supplier for ford and GM cars in the mid/late 50's so probably the tractors as well.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-02-2018 at 20:25:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have a few OEM hose clamps and have never seen any of them marked. Doesn't mean none were, but maybe aftermarket suppliers did. I've never heard of WITTEK nor ever seen that name before.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    TheOldHokie    Posted 12-03-2018 at 12:24:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wittek (now defunct) hose clamps were OEM on a wide range of cars and trucks in the 60's and 70's. Repops are sold by a number of suppliers and originals are sought after by classic car aficionados.

    Reproduction Wittek Clamps

    TOH

    Doug Siperly    Posted 12-02-2018 at 22:02:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tim, The reason I wondered about them being oem was that of the 10 or so that I have 2 of them are tied together with a wired Ford parts tag. but the darn tag is so dirty and faded out all I can read is a 8 on it. I have seen that name brand years ago, just was not sure if Ford used them as a supplier.

    Doug Siperly    Posted 12-04-2018 at 16:08:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Well I looked at these clamps again, and the ones that are tagged are marked different . I missed that the other day. these are marked with a number 15 and under that a G thats kind of in a diamond shape. I do like looking into the little details of this stuff, plus I dont want to miss lead someone about a part as original when its not.

    TOny C    Posted 12-04-2018 at 19:02:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Early FORD automotive applications were a wide clamp that had Wittek MFG. CO. Chicago Ill. USA and a number.

    I have a set of NOS 1930 CHevrolet radiator hose hose clamps here. I'll look for any markings on them.

    THe tower clamps were proprietary with Wittek. Their clamps, especially the tower clamps were used on the full GM line from the fifties (?) through the eighties. During the sixties "SURE-TITE by Wittek" was the brand name used by Wittek and were used extensively on Corvettes. All the Wittek clamps of that era have a date stamp and number.

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