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Username Post: Smaller steering wheel and horn issues        (Topic#361403)
BelAir55 
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06-16-20 05:53 PM - Post#2796526    

I have replaced the stock steering wheel on my 55 Chevy with a smaller one that I like better than the stock one. I am having trouble getting the horn to work using the stock wiring. Before I wire a horn button under the dash I thought I would ask if anyone has resolved this issue.
Thanks.



 


GreatNorthWoods 
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06-17-20 04:50 AM - Post#2796555    
    In response to BelAir55

Do you have a picture of the new steering wheel? It should have come with all the horn mechanism. I put a 59 Corvette steering wheel on my 53 Chevy and the horn works fine.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, EZ Wire, Vintage Air, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, PS, 59 Corvette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Discs, Posies Rear Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II, NCA Continental Kit.


 
4dr 57 
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06-25-20 02:08 PM - Post#2797181    
    In response to BelAir55


Kind of a vague question w/o a picture,but i know 55/56 horns mechanisms, in stofk form anyway, use a longer spring case. Maybe that will help.

It's all good. mostly




 
KiwiBelAir 
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06-25-20 06:32 PM - Post#2797204    
    In response to 4dr 57

I put a smaller (15" I think) '57 Chev on my Tri-five Pontiac, and managed to get the horn working Ok in the end. It involved filing down the round plastic spacer from memory. There is a ton of info. on the other Tri-five site about issues with smaller wheels if you Google it.

cheers Russell.
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KiwiBelAir 
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06-25-20 06:41 PM - Post#2797205    
    In response to KiwiBelAir

Here's a link to my 2 posts on the other site, which may be of help.

Link

Link



 
Tony 
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06-25-20 07:08 PM - Post#2797206    
    In response to KiwiBelAir

Kiwi,
I fixed your links to that other site for you. You had too many http entries.

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KiwiBelAir 
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06-26-20 03:04 PM - Post#2797254    
    In response to Tony

Thanks Tony. I wasn't quite sure what to do, but I should have tested it.

cheers Russell.
Editor of the club magazine (the Cruisepaper) for the American Classic Car Club Auckland, and Webmaster.
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