I did some research on the Gates hose clamps. A few guys express concerns with using them on this thread. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187235
This video might shed some light. Worth watching, very informative and educational. Thoughts please.
The section circled in red show how much the radiator hose binds you move it forward to install a Vararam. I measures that section and the hose goes down from 1.75 inches to 1. I'm in the process of remedying this with new hoses and clamps. I will keep you guys posted.