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Old 09-29-2019, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default No nut manifold clamp

Has anyone had experience with the "no nut" exhaust manifold clamp. I have one ordered but it hasn't arrived yet. Looks like a lot better way to secure the manifold to the exhaust pipe. Time will tell.....
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:33 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good thing . I have no experience with it yet .
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:37 PM   #3
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Haven't heard of or seen it. Can you post a link?
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:32 PM   #4
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No experience with it either but here's the link.

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword

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Old 09-29-2019, 09:27 PM   #5
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I have had the "No Nut Clamp" on my car for about three years, works very well, easy to use and has an excellent seal. Got mine from Red Quail Early Ford Parts along with several other parts. Here is the link for their web site.
https://www.redquailearlyfordparts.com/ Nice people to deal with.
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:20 PM   #6
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I suppose that it would be easy enough to braze nuts on one side of the clamp and make my own .
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Old 09-30-2019, 02:47 PM   #7
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On RHD cars the steering column leaves little space for the manifold clamp and bolt plus nut. So I braze a stud into the clamp (Just a bolt with the head cut off) and use a nut only. Otherwise the bolt head can interfere with the oil drain tube bolt when rotated to miss the clutch pedal shaft as the pedal is operated. This way a brass nut can be used which will not rust and seize as steel nuts can.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:56 PM   #8
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Got mine from Snyder's. Went on easy. Seals tight. The only one that I'll use from now on...Nick
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:26 PM   #9
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I have one also got mine on ebay a few years ago works great. Its the only kind I would use now.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:28 PM   #10
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What a great idea. Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:17 PM   #11
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I went the other way, dropped the bolts into one side of the clamp & braised the heads to the clamp, works great, didn't have to buy a new clamp. Then I aligned them to fit the other 1/2. seems like it would be easier to align both halves with the bolts through them.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:13 PM   #12
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I really don’t see, or have, a problem with the original design. I can see how it’s a bugger on the RHD though.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:54 AM   #13
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Using a socket and a ratchet on a no nut clamp should be easier than having to use two pieces when a bolt and NUT is used . Though I have installed a lot of original exhaust manifold clamps , it was always a pain to me when having to reach around the clamp and hold the nut .

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