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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 20, 9:22 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust tip clamp

Hey guys - I want to install factory exhaust tips on my 70 Chevelle. Can you recommend the best clamp to hold them in place? Its 2.5" tailpipe. Thank you!
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One I got them rotated correctly, I welded the tips onto my '69.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 20, 4:13 PM Thread Starter
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For anyone interested, I used a band clamp made by Walker, and they work great. Clamps super tight and very clean looking
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For anyone interested, I used a band clamp made by Walker, and they work great. Clamps super tight and very clean looking
Thanks for posting that I woukd have tacked them in place but the band clamps would allow me to move them if I had to.Do you remember the part number?
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inline tube,SKU: INL11081.

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I use zip screws. I don't like the look of a big clamp sticking out..
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For anyone interested, I used a band clamp made by Walker, and they work great. Clamps super tight and very clean looking

I use stainless Walker band clamps all the way down my exhaust system. Before clamping, I get the pipes perfectly lined up and send a zip screw into them to keep the pipes in line. Then I wrap the joint with high temperature 3M tape to seal up the joint, then install the clamp..

Having air tight joints all the way down the exhaust system really makes the car sound great. Before doing this my Dynomax Super Turbos sounds dead and boring, after sealing up all the joints in the above manner my 454 sound GREAT!!! It has the nice vintage big block sound and really come alive when I drop the hammer...
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For anyone interested, I used a band clamp made by Walker, and they work great. Clamps super tight and very clean looking

I use stainless Walker band clamps all the way down my exhaust system. Before clamping, I get the pipes perfectly lined up and send a zip screw into them to keep the pipes in line. Then I wrap the joint with high temperature 3M tape to seal up the joint, then install the clamp..

Having air tight joints all the way down the exhaust system really makes the car sound great. Before doing this my Dynomax Super Turbos sounds dead and boring, after sealing up all the joints in the above manner my 454 sound GREAT!!! It has the nice vintage big block sound and really come alive when I drop the hammer...
Do you have a part # for the Walker clamps? Thanks!
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Sorry Josh, I don't have the number. I have a 2-1/2" mandrill exhaust and I use the lap joint clamp. They also make a butt joint clamp, these don't work on joints that are interconnected..
They also make a cheaper nonstainless clamp, I used the better stainless ones..
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I used these on y magnaflow kit. Work great. Put the bolt to the top and it virtually disappears.
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Sorry Josh, I don't have the number. I have a 2-1/2" mandrill exhaust and I use the lap joint clamp. They also make a butt joint clamp, these don't work on joints that are interconnected..
They also make a cheaper nonstainless clamp, I used the better stainless ones..
No problem, I'll look for them, thanks!
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I use zip screws. I don't like the look of a big clamp sticking out..
Same here, so I just install the U-bolts with the nuts on top. This way they don’t hang down in the back
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I use stainless Walker band clamps all the way down my exhaust system. Before clamping, I get the pipes perfectly lined up and send a zip screw into them to keep the pipes in line. Then I wrap the joint with high temperature 3M tape to seal up the joint, then install the clamp..

Having air tight joints all the way down the exhaust system really makes the car sound great. Before doing this my Dynomax Super Turbos sounds dead and boring, after sealing up all the joints in the above manner my 454 sound GREAT!!! It has the nice vintage big block sound and really come alive when I drop the hammer...
Hydro- Do you have a part # for that 3M tape? I really like that idea.
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3M Glass Cloth tape #66..
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-69-Ultra...oAAOSwEYReQNcq

This stuff is very strong. Make sure you cut it with scissors, don't rip it.. It will last years.. Also make sure you run at least one zip screw into the pipe connection to keep the pipes from twisting. I usually run three. I run the screw in then back it out and cut the unusable part off to help the flow...
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3M Glass Cloth tape #66..
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-69-Ultra...oAAOSwEYReQNcq

This stuff is very strong. Make sure you cut it with scissors, don't rip it.. It will last years.. Also make sure you run at least one zip screw into the pipe connection to keep the pipes from twisting. I usually run three. I run the screw in then back it out and cut the unusable part off to help the flow...

Thank You!!!
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