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Old 09-16-2018, 06:32 PM
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I have a 63 Roadster and the horn sounds like, well like hell. Its barely audible. I cant even acknowledge the "thumbs up" from the other driver with a toot. These arent too expensive. Does anyone have a link to instructions for removal/replacement? how hard can it be?

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I have a 63 Roadster and the horn sounds like, well like hell. Its barely audible. I cant even acknowledge the "thumbs up" from the other driver with a toot. These arent too expensive. Does anyone have a link to instructions for removal/replacement? how hard can it be?

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original 63 horns are one year only horns and are quite expensive. If they are original they can be rebuilt and restored. They. Are easy enough to remove Only one bolt and one wire for each
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I have a 63 Roadster and the horn sounds like, well like hell. Its barely audible. I cant even acknowledge the "thumbs up" from the other driver with a toot. These arent too expensive. Does anyone have a link to instructions for removal/replacement? how hard can it be?

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Removing the hood (which is recommended) will take longer than replacing the horns. Once the hood is out of the way, you'll have the horns replaced in 10 minutes. Mark the hinges on the hood before removal for ease of reattachment.
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Removing the hood (which is recommended) will take longer than replacing the horns. Once the hood is out of the way, you'll have the horns replaced in 10 minutes. Mark the hinges on the hood before removal for ease of reattachment.

Thanks. Is there any diagram or instruction. With the hood up, its hard for me to see why removing it would make it easier.
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original 63 horns are one year only horns and are quite expensive. If they are original they can be rebuilt and restored. They. Are easy enough to remove Only one bolt and one wire for each

Thanks but I cant even seem to locate them under the hood. Are they between the radiator and the lights/bumper?
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Removing the hood (which is recommended) will take longer than replacing the horns. Once the hood is out of the way, you'll have the horns replaced in 10 minutes. Mark the hinges on the hood before removal for ease of reattachment.

if he has a helper he can trust by not pinching his arms the helper can hold the hood open further then the hood catch That will give you enough room to remove the horns.
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Look though the grille under the bumper they are mounted to the raditor support beside the opening for the raditor
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You can open the hood ALL the way and put a bolt thru the prop rod hole. The AIM will show how they should be installed The trumpet ends should face down to avoid collecting water. Iíve seen a bunch installed wrong. Joe Perri or Andy Cannizzo can rebuild them or get you proper 63 date-coded horns. Otherwise cheap repros are available. Originals are about $750

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I did it no need to remove hood, imho
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You can open the hood ALL the way and put a bolt thru the prop rod hole. The AIM will show how they should be installed The trumpet ends should face down to avoid collecting water. Iíve seen a bunch installed wrong. Joe Perri or Andy Cannizzo can rebuild them or get you proper 63 date-coded horns. Otherwise cheap repros are available. Originals are about $750
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Thanks, AIM?
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Assembly Instruction Manual. all the repro parts houses sell them for around 20 bucks
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I just had a set of horns restored and they look / sound amazing. Hereís who I used.

http://www.carhornrestoration.com
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Since your horns still blow (albeit weakly) you may be able to greatly improve the performance yourself by playing with the adjuster screw on the back side of the horn (assuming the '63 style horns have this screw). One of the horns on my ’67 blew very weakly and I was able to get it to blow loud and strong by trial and error with this screw. I’ve also been able to restore function of horns this way that did little more than hum before adjusting the screw.

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Thanks but you guys must be contortionists? I've been trying all morning just to get a wrench on the screw of the horn on the passenger side, to no avail. UGH!
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I just had a set of horns restored and they look / sound amazing. Hereís who I used.

http://www.carhornrestoration.com

Greatly appreciated but I cant get a wrench on the damn bolts going thru the top.
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1/4 drive flex ratchet with a small extension is all you should need. or if you get some really long extensions you can go through the grille
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1/4 drive flex ratchet with a small extension is all you should need. or if you get some really long extensions you can go through the grille
Thanks, I shall go at it again. Additionally looks like that horn has a green wire connected but there is also a black wire with connector just dangling nearby. Did that come loose?
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no only a green wire is connected to the horn what kind of wire end is on the back wire
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Maybe obvious to many... but OP: You are aware there are two horns; they create 2 different tones; one lower; one higher.
It's likely that just the 'high" horn is functioning...
It does sound very whimpy when this happens.
It's likely one of your horns is working fine.
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