Twist And Seal - Tech
Sampling Pi-Thon's Hose Locks
Photography by Terry McGean
There are certain aspects of an automobile that don't get much attention. Some concepts have stood the test of time and are as effective today as they were 50 years ago, but that doesn't necessarily mean that tried-and-true methods can't be improved upon. Case in point: Pi-Thon Hose Locks as an alternative to traditional hose clamps. The last time you gave any thought to your hose clamps was probably the last time you were cursing the factory-installed spring-type clamps while attempting to remove them with a pair of pliers. You probably replaced them with standard worm-drive hose clamps and considered the situation handled.
Pi-Thon Design developed its alternate means of fastening hoses and other forms of automotive plumbing in part to provide a positive means of sealing and fastening the connections, and in part to improve the appearance of said connections. The Hose Locks are machined from aluminum and come in two styles, both of which are offered in a variety of colors. Another of Pi-Thon's product lines is Fire Lock, which are similar in design, but larger and machined from stainless steel for use with exhaust tubing. We got our hands on a sampling of Pi-Thon's wares to examine and trial-fit to one of our test mules. Take a look.
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