Sick Klaxon: Can I get a diagnosis?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Sick Klaxon: Can I get a diagnosis?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:25 am:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFo1sHvOfU


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Hood -Long Beach, California on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:36 am:

Steve, are you sure it isn't a 12V horn? I have seen a couple that are 12V.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:41 am:

Nope, the tag says 6.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph A. Stearns on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:45 am:

Steve I ran into the same thing . It turned out to be a bad ground. Try running a separate ground wire.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Longbranch,WA on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:46 am:

The motor is dragging - clean the armature, lube the bearing points and adjust the tension point to your tone liking.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nevada Bob Middleton on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:54 am:

TV radio tube cleaner lube works woneders


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Mills_Cherry Hill NJ on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:56 am:

And your problem is ???? :-) :-) :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Sole - Barcelona area (Spain) on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:41 pm:

Steve, that looks and sounds like the same Klaxon 8C that I have on my car. Some years back it started acting like yours so I cleaned the armature with 600 sandpaper, cleaned and lubed the bearings, cleaned the horn switch and the ground. It got a little better but still no joy.

What fixed it was resoldering the + wire to its terminal (where the horn switch wire is attached). The connection looked OK but I finally did this since everything else gave no great improvement. Now it just AOOOOGAAs its little heart out, even without the engine running at speed and charging.

So, there you have something to try if "all else fails". :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:56 pm:

The ground was fine. Cleaning the armature may have helped a little, but it was already pretty clean. A few drops of 3 in 1 really made the difference.

https://youtu.be/DKzJP6XJIVY


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Sole - Barcelona area (Spain) on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:10 pm:

Good show!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A Bartsch on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:28 pm:

My grandfather, RIP, told me once if something couldn't be fixed with an oilcan and a hammer it wasn't worth messing with, good job, Steve. jb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eyssen - Abilene TX on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:46 pm:

Steve: Keep adjusting the little screw on the back till you get the sound you want.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach, CA on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 02:03 pm:

That proves it, the squeaky horn gets the oil.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nevada Bob Middleton on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 07:38 pm:

Adjust the scew out that adjusts the tention on diapham let it run readjust get tv tube cleaner real makes them wake up


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 08:12 pm:

Sick?
Take two aspirin and call in the morning.
If you canít call in the morning you were too sick to help.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Claverie, Memphis TN on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 08:41 pm:

I went into the big Ace hardware store in Taos NM and asked where I could find 3 in 1 oil. The clerks behind the counter had no earthly idea what I was talking about. So I asked where the WD-40 was, and that they knew. Right next to it - big as life - was both the old faithful 3 in 1, but also 3 in 1 brand 20 weight motor oil, which was what I really wanted. Sad.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:53 am:

very good Steve, sounds a lot better now


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