In a message dated 1/9/2007 8:29:08 AM Central Standard Time,
> I fail to see the difference between hose clamps and the factory
> metal straps except that the hose clamps are easier to apply.
> It occurs to me that the typical hose clamp is a harder metal than the
> original straps (unless I'm thinking of different straps; been quite
> some time since I stared at a typical TR3 rear axle). Then there's the
> fact that there's always the temptation to crank that clamp down
> RealTightNow and possibly damaging the brake line.
Perhaps, but having the strap loose may cause more damage from chaffing.
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