Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

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Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:00 pm

Anybody have a picture showing how Ford mounted the 1915 mag horn? A Google image search didn't find anything I trust.
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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by WayneJ » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:38 pm

The bracket for the horn is Lang's p/n 6437E.

If you search the "Vehicles For Sale" section of the forum, look for: "Nice Original 1916 Touring", listed by Kim Dobbins, listing date September 15, 2019. One of the photos shows the horn location:
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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:43 pm

When did I do that?

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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:51 pm

Also this from 2007.
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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by Fordwright » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:18 pm

Rich Eagle wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Also this from 2007.
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That's about the only place you can put it if you don't want it to stick out.

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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:39 pm

If we assumed :twisted: that it was in the same location in 1917 the holes are more clearly noted in this discussion.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/31511.html
I had to laugh at myself. I went out to look at my '15 to see where I had mounted it in 1985. I was sure I knew what was correct back then. After opening both sides of the hood I realized I never mounted a magneto horn. It has the hand push horn.
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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by DHort » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:22 am

My magneto horn is not working while in the car. It has been tested on an HCCT. I am assuming the ground is not good. What would be the best place to run a ground wire?

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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:36 am

I'd ground it to the frame. Are you sure the button is OK?
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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by Original Smith » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:44 pm

Another thing to consider, is do you have the correct steering column?

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Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:13 pm

...do you have the correct steering column?

Not in the car yet. I'll get it in there eventually. :)
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