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Username Post: 55 Stock horn ring?        (Topic#342358)
drummertom 
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02-01-17 05:21 AM - Post#2674626    

OK guys. I can't figure this one out, and I know it should be straight forward. I am pretty good with electrical issues, but the simple one is doing me in. Stock 55 steering wheel and column. The little brass horn spring comes out if the steering wheel, and if I short it to ground, the horn will blow. I put the concave washer in, with the concave down, so the high part is in the center, the plastic spacer next, then the horn ring with the plastic inserts and 3 screws. The horn ring seems to have very little if any movement to it, and I have tried it with the screws tight and not so tight and still not much if any spring feel. I cannot figure out how the ground circuit is made.Does the horn ring itself touch the spring washer when you push it? I cant see how it could with the plastic spacer between the two. One last thing, the wheel is painted so the steel spring doesn't touch metal, except for the brass horn spring that sticks up through the wheel, and it seems like if it did. the horn would blow constantly. I know this is a simple process, but I'm stumped.

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"Well my time went so quickly. I went lickety spickley out to my ol' 55"


Edited by drummertom on 02-01-17 05:25 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




acardon 
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02-01-17 06:38 PM - Post#2674759    
    In response to drummertom

  • Quote:
the wheel is painted so the steel spring doesn't touch metal



Thats the problem. The cupped washer has to contact bare metal in the center of the wheel to ground the brass spring button. The button contacts the cupped washer all the time. When you depress the horn ring, it pushes down on the plastic space which compresses the cupped washer to make contact with the metal in the center of the wheel. The very edge of the cupped washer rests on the plastic type material of the wheel, so it is insulated from the wheel until it's compressed.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
drummertom 
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02-01-17 08:50 PM - Post#2674780    
    In response to acardon

Thank you SOOOOOOO much. I was sure you could answer this and I greatly appreciate it. You da MAN!

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"Well my time went so quickly. I went lickety spickley out to my ol' 55"


 




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