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    wanted to adjust my horn & took out the 2 screws in back instead of adjusting the 1 I should have. Haven't been able to get a sound out of it since. Motor spins but no sound

  • #2
    Hey Welcome to the VFF

    Usually there is one screw that holds the back cover on and the other screw is for the sound adjustment. The cover needs to be in place for the sound to be made

    So are you saying that you have 2 screws that hold the cover on and one for the adjustment?
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • lpl87
      lpl87 commented
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      just have 2 screws

  • #3
    Originally posted by lpl87 View Post
    wanted to adjust my horn & took out the 2 screws in back instead of adjusting the 1 I should have. Haven't been able to get a sound out of it since. Motor spins but no sound
    Hey, WELCOME to the VFF!

    Holy Smokes, I can't remember the last time I removed the adjusting screw. All I can tell ya is keep screwing the screw in until it presses the ratchet against the diaphragm. That is a pivot, when you screw in the screw, it teeters the bar against the end of the motor shaft, so it takes almost the whole length of the screw. Just be sure you are using the right screw....the one with all the threads
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #4
      screwed it all the way in until the motor stopped turning but no sound

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      • #5
        Originally posted by lpl87 View Post
        screwed it all the way in until the motor stopped turning but no sound
        And it worked before you removed the screws?

        Check in the horn cap to be sure nothing fell out into the cap when you removed the adjustment screw.

        A bit more thinking about it, it sounds like you lost the ratchet from the end of the motor when you removed the pressure off the motor. Check around the area and the end cap for the ratchet.
        Last edited by DaWizard; 08-14-2017, 01:02 PM.
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        • #6
          the back cover is on when your adjusting it correct?
          3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
          Henry Ford said,
          "It's all nuts and bolts"
          "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #7
            Here is a nice horn tutorial check it out, this may help u figure things out

            http://modelabasics.com/horn.htm
            3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
            Henry Ford said,
            "It's all nuts and bolts"
            "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • EarlyBert
              EarlyBert commented
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              Thank you Mitch. This will be very handy when I work on my horn that is really quiet right now.

          • #8
            Yes the back cover is on. I did find the ratchet & think I finally figured out how it went back on. Wish I had the diagrahms above earlier.

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            • lpl87
              lpl87 commented
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              It did work before & now nothing.

          • #9
            Took it apart last nite & put back together. Adjusted on it for quite a while & must have hit the SWEET spot because it now works !!
            Thanks for the insight & help.

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              Thanks for the follow up
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