Ok, I just bought an aaaaaaaaaooooooooooggggggggaaaaaaaaa horn. It doesn't work! :-(
It was cheap, so I took a chance. Is there any chance I would be able to fix it myself? Anybody know what to look for? There is a contact in the top. Should this have a set gap? It looks adjustabe, but there is no gap right now. The contact is closed tightly. When powered, it does absolutely nothing. Any ideas? Here is what it is:
That looks like a beep-beep horn to me....not an oogha horn.
You should be able to get the dome off and look around inside.
Oogha horn has an electric motor and a beep-beep has just a coil of some kind and a set of points that are probably dirty.
I have a '24 Tudor, too.
You are actually right, I used the aaaaaaaaaaaooooggga horn turm a little loosly there.
In the past half hour I learned a lot about horns. I had already taken the cover off before my post. I went back out and played with the adjustment screw. I then used a voltage meter and checke at the end of the power wire where it is soldered inside. No power....bad wire.
I went from my truck battery back into the shop and soldered a new wire in place. I returned to my truck battery in a semi-lit garage and ducted under the hood. Sitting on the shroud of my truck radiator I had a hot cup of coffee.
Expecting nothing, I leaned in, layed the horn on the ground terminal and touched the wire on the possitive turminal.
What happened next was not pretty......
There was a VERY LOUD OOOOWWWWWWHHHHHH sound, sending my head up into the underside of the truck hood. My right arm jirked the wire off the battery sending my coffee out of the cup and up my right arm. In the process, I jumped backward spearing the garage door handle into my kidney about 4 inches!
The good news is....my horn is fixed!
Is this the type of horn in yours? I think I am right that this is the correct horn....NO? If I understand correctly, the true aaoooggaahhh horn was from the model A. Is that right, or am I confused?
hey, got mine on and working. my t is a 24 too. john
T horns sound like a sick cow lowing, a model horns have the aoooga sound as do some chevy horns but who cares what horn you have if your not trying to win the concourse trophy. Good luck sounds like you got a jump start on your horn.
John, that is very much what my horn sounded like. It was like an old cow had snuck up behind me, mooed and shoved her horns in my rib cage! lololol
Mine has an oogha horn just because that's the noise I wanna make.
I don't think that's the correct horn for your T...but I don't know what it came from.
I think the T horn has a more squared-off cover.
Oogha horns are more fun in a parade. That's the sound people expect these cars to make.
My Ts are drivers, so having the wrong horn is OK.
The spilled coffee and jab in the kidney is a pretty high price to pay for a horn!
Good luck...you're doing a great job on your car and really fast, too!