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Technical 32 Highboy horn

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by qmdv, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. I am getting close to getting a 32 Highboy roadster on the road. I need some ideas on horn options. I will not be using a headlight bar. I will be using F-1 front shock mounts with headlight cups and 4 inches of bar welded to the F-1 shock mounts. Not sure a stock horn (that I do not have) will work in this configuration
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  2. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 5,957

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I've used several So-Cal horns on my deuces. Mounted under the car out of site. Horn looks the one that was on my HD springer?
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  3. I have ‘59 Impala High/Low horns mounted to the frame on my ‘34 truck.
  4. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,218


    I don't have a horn on anything here. if you need one for inspection at DMV, hide it under the car? Who needs a horn? If you are needing to get someone's attention, just light the tires

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  5. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 3,236

    sloppy jalopies

    I like a loud horn hidden inside the frame with an easy to hit button, but I also like a beep-beep horn, like older VWs with a hidden button for the just wanna say hi toot... $0.02.
  6. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,560

    rusty rocket

    I have a beep beep vw horn right under the grill shell on my 32.
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  7. I used a aftermarket HD horn on my roadster, it was similar to this. HRP

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  8. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,687

    from oregon

    I started my roadster project nearly 20 years ago and planned on using one of these only to passify the DMV inspector.


    I guess with all the idiots on cel phones jamming up the roads nowadays I'll need something a little more persuasive like this guy uses.


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  9. The horn on a stock '32 is mounted on the fender shelf with a bracket next to the radiator, is that location/mount an option? FYI here are two horns on my AVATAR. The stock one and one under the car that is loud and sounds like a modern horn.

    Charlie Stephens

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  10. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 450


    Can you hear me now - low res.jpg
    "Can you hear me now?"
    I use a manual air valve, a gentle tug yields a friendly toot. All the way out for "THE LIGHT IS GREEN, PUT DOWN THE CELL PHONE AND START DRIVING!"
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  11. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 3,236

    sloppy jalopies

    if you want loud, try a 6v '47 ford trumpet horn on 12v...
    co worker lived 1.5 miles away... he thought is was a train's horn !
  12. I made a bracket that bolts to original fender bracket holes for this flea market horn find.
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  13. Here is a picture of the bracket to mount the horn on the fender shelf that I referenced in Post #9. Note they are available at:

    Charlie Stephens

  14. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,106

    town sedan

    Now that will get their attention! I like the idea.
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  15. pprather
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,482


    I googled 'loud motorcycle horn' to get what I wanted. Mounted out of sight but loud enough. I have '40 repro wheel and column front Limeworks, so I use their button kit.

  16. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,683

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Horns are obsolete. Rig up something that texts "Wake up, you moron!!" to everyone within fifty feet. Better make it all caps, come to think of it.
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  17. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 626

    from Missouri

    I used an early VW Bug horn. Made a small bracket and mounted it at the bottom of the engine block on the driver side.
  18. Be like the old guys in NASCAR and use the chrome horn! :D HRP
  19. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,687

    from oregon

    The "bump and run" model.
  20. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,698

    Bandit Billy

  21. solidaxle
    Joined: Jan 6, 2011
    Posts: 413

    from Upstate,NY

    "32's" deserve a "32" horn. I can close the hood with out moving the horn. 32 horn.jpg
  22. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,395


    When I built my '32 Roadster in '06 I decided to us a 6V Ford trumpet horn. Simple mount to the radiator support rods with Adel clamps. Ran it through a horn relay and it's plenty loud with the 12V source. SAM_0456.jpg

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