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Old 07-28-2013, 05:38 PM
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Where do these clamps go? 55 F-250

I was cleaning out my garage and found a box of parts.
Any idea where these clamps go? They were with my voltage regulator, coil, carb rebuild kit and a few other things. So, I'm assuming under the hood somewhere.

I thought maybe to route some wires through, but they are bit for that. I then thought heater hoses, but in pictures I have, it looks like those are different.



Any thoughts? I doubt they are critical to anything, but my curiosity is peaked. Of course it annoys me that I didn't label them....
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Draft tube clamps?
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Draft tube clamps?
These Y-blocks have a pretty heavy duty draft tube, so that's not it.
Although it was fun looking through my pictures to see what I can find...
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To me they look like the clamps for the starter wire insulators.

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To me they look like the clamps for the starter wire insulators.

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I just ran out to the garage and took a look at my battery cable that I actually just loaded into a tub. The clamps there are only 3/4 of the ones pictured. They only have one hole for a bolt and don't close on themselves. If that makes sense.

This sure would be easier to remember if I hadn't pulled them off probably 10 years ago.....It's good exercise for the mind I guess.
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I think they are the heater hose clamps. I will try to get pics of my engine bay tomorrow.
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I think they are the heater hose clamps. I will try to get pics of my engine bay tomorrow.
Thanks, I would appreciate that.
The reason I don't think it is that is because this one is still on the firewall and it is a different style. Unfortunately, this is the best picture I have of that. But the heater hose is about the correct size.....so maybe that is it....
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And what is the lesson here? Label everything, because even the most obvious thing you are likely to forget what it goes to.
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Have you eliminated the possibility that they are for the wiring bundle?
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Have you eliminated the possibility that they are for the wiring bundle?
I thought about that, but this truck never had more than a couple of wires going in any direction. These would be way to large for that. Some of my pictures show small clips holding the wires to the firewall and inner fender.

The more I think about it, the heater hose is the most logical....
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Left: Notice heater pic is for 1953/56 & "typical" so the clamps may not be the same for all years.

To me, these clamps look very similar to what 1961/72's used to retain the heater hoses to the right fender inner apron.

Right: 1953/55 "typical" wiring system.
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I don't think they are for the heater hoses. You can see 2 in this pic and they have a longer end on one side. I have one on the firewall and one on the right inner fender. They might be for the starter cable but you are missing the rubber grommet or insulator. I have one in this pic that I am not using on my inner fender.
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Here is a closeup of my inner fender and the unused starter cable holder. There is also one that I am using just below the firewall on the floorboard that is holding a cable.

On second thought your brackets do not look like my heater hose nor the cable holders... hmmm Maybe they were different for 55 or maybe different for different assembly plants. My truck was built in Chester, PA.
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On the left side of my engine bay is a holder that looks more like yours in question. I am not sure what it is for. I have my sparkplug wires running through it.
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I will look at some pictures I have of stock engines and see if I can find any like yours and what they are used for.
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Don't rule out the possibility that they aren't even off your truck, or were just in a box o' parts the PO left in there...
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Don't rule out the possibility that they aren't even off your truck, or were just in a box o' parts the PO left in there...
Well shoot, that could be. I hadn't even thought of that. Although they were in a different box than I had the odds and ends found in the cab.

Abe, your clamps for your heater hoses look more like mine. Well now that I think of it....where is the one that was on the inner fender. Maybe this is it.. I also wondered if it could have been used to hold back spark plug wires.

Bill got me thinking, this engine was rebuilt around 1970. So, those clamps are most likely not original to the truck.

So, I have these that I'm not sure where they go, but I can't seem to find the bracket the rear brake hose connects to. Shoot, I can't locate the old rear brake hose....I can't imagine I tossed that since I have been keeping everything.

At least none of this is critical, but this has stirred up some OCD tendencies.
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