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59 Parisienne Horn Repair


The horns on my 59 Parisienne aren't working and I'm wondering if there's a fix? These are original Delco Remy's, model 361 and 362, made in Canada and I'd like to try and get them working if posible. I'm getting a slight tick when I bench test them but they are sealed units so I won't be able to see whats going on inside. A substance that looks like fine sand came out of each horn so it's either corrosion or something has disintegrated inside. I was wondering if there is something I could spray inside to possibly free them up? 20230802_142604.jpg20230802_142550.jpg



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There is a set of contacts inside that makes the buzz, and it gets amplified by the built in trumpet shape of the horn.    In idle state, there should be 0 ohms resistance between the electrical terminal and the housing which gets bolted to ground.

Here's a video where the gent uses a titanium tip to grind off all the rivets to open the horn up.   Cleaned the contacts, then closed it up again with machine screws & nuts.   He's working on newer vintage horns, but the theory is the same.   I kind of gave it a whirl a few years ago on a couple horns, but didn't really give it my full effort.



-- Edited by seventy2plus2 on Wednesday 2nd of August 2023 04:41:38 PM

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Managed to get the low tone working by spraying contact cleaner inside, but the hi tone is pooched me thinks. I'll have to put some after market ones in until I can source a replacement.

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I haver used this company (The Horn Works) to fix horns on my 1965 Nova.

Car horn Order page.Product Prices (carhornrestoration.com)

They were restored 7 years ago and they are still good.

Frank



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