How many of you have an exhaust whistle on your tailpipe? Did you do anything special to keep it on or brace it so you do not lose it? Is it installed with the same foot pedal the other whistles use. Pictures would be nice. Thank you for your help.
Several photos have been posted on the forum. Here are some. Original literature show the whistle facing front, but other placement seems to work ok too. A separate pedal should be used, but not a locking pedal. The locking pedals are for exhaust cut-outs.
Minerva Ford Specials, Jubilee and Jericho exhaust horns attach to the end of the tail pipe (the pipe that is past the muffler). They do not require a cutting of the exhaust pipe or a cutout. They are substantially lighter than an Aermore exhaust whistle.
My dad has a Minerva Ford special on his '17 touring. We have though about putting a wire or strap on it in case the tail pipe were to ever let go but have never done it. The car has its original tailpipe and my dad installed the horn over 60 years ago.
If you have a regular Minerva Auto Horn, they are really not meant for Model Ts although I have seen them on Model Ts. (I have owned two but never put them on a Model T.) They are heavier than a Minerva Ford Special and should probably have a safety strap or wire in case the tailpipe lets go.
Top horn is a Minerva Auto Exhaust Horn. The bottom horn is a Minerva Ford Special.
You misunderstood. Erik has it right. I would like to put my Minerva on the tail pipe and don't want to lose it. Wonder if anyone else has one and what they might have done to make sure the whistle stays attached to the tail pipe.
I see that I have mounted mine backwards. I guess that also why it's upside down so the lever pulled right but I did attach a safety wire thru it and over a frame member so it could not fall off.That shouldn't happen but you know T's and how rough some roads are nowadays!
I fitted mine with slip fit and hose clamps and so far it's looking and sounding fine.
Dave I Have something close to a Minerva
I safety wired mine to the pipe and frame to stop it being lost if it did fall off -Karl
Here's the Jericho whistle.