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From "Honk" to "Cronk" help needed

Post by varmint » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:15 pm

I've been debating for a month whether to ask advise after not finding anything on the topic in the forum.
So, we have a 6v horn from the 1950 Ford F1 that went 12v and no longer needed the original horn.
That horn was disassembled, painted,and has a strong "Honk" on the 6v battery from the T.
The horn also works with the 26-7 bracket but sounds too beautiful.
How do I make it sound like a mad goose?
Anyone know any tricks to achieve the ugly "Cronk"?
Vern (Vieux Carre)


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Re: From "Honk" to "Cronk" help needed

Post by George Andreasen » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:56 am

Kind of an odd question, but interesting.

If you're trying to make it sound like a Klaxon or Sparton horn (a-hooga) stop now. Different horns altogether.

If it's a standard electric horn, it must have a diaphragm. You might try playing some games with it by loosening the center nut which should introduce a "rattle" into the musical note (beware: most of those nuts are secured with a locking compound. Might take some heat to break it loose). Another possibility would be to drill some small holes in the diaphragm to change the sound. These are only ideas, nothing actually tried, but it's about all I can come up with.

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Re: From "Honk" to "Cronk" help needed

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:56 am

My thoughts, live with it, try dropping the voltage, get a T horn. The horn on my 48 F2 goes "beep" not "honk" :lol:
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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