The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Helping out ...


EVENTS

Check in for status!

Jump over to the Events Forum, to post events -- new ones or the ones we have been enjoying for some time.
Look to see what's been cancelled or postponed.

Encourage one another!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
16 members (farmallb, 49 3100, big61fourbyfour, carbking, 49nut, 2 invisible), 175 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums50
Topics118,888
Posts951,599
Members43,287
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
TWO HORNS OR ONE ?????
#1169341 Tue Jun 14 2016 04:10 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 248
Z
Shop Shark
Hi...my 1953 1/2 ton Chevy truck has only one horn on the left (driver) side and it sounds like a high pitched VW.
Did all 1953 1/2 ton trucks have one horn or two horns ?????
Thanks in advance......J


1953 chevy 1/2 ton with 3 speed 318 on floor and 1955 235 engine
Re: TWO HORNS OR ONE ?????
zoegrant #1169379 Tue Jun 14 2016 01:45 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 29,852
ace skiver
1953 trucks came with a standard single horn attached to the forward part of the intake manifold. It was a "sea shell" style horn. That year also used a firewall mounted relay with the horn.

A set of high tone and low tone sea-shell style horns was an option/accessory.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: TWO HORNS OR ONE ?????
zoegrant #1169487 Wed Jun 15 2016 12:59 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 248
Z
Shop Shark
Thanks Tim...This is just the info I was looking for.
My single horn is a sea-shell style and in the place you stated...I just think the horn sounded too girlish for such a manly looking truck. :} J


1953 chevy 1/2 ton with 3 speed 318 on floor and 1955 235 engine
Re: TWO HORNS OR ONE ?????
zoegrant #1169504 Wed Jun 15 2016 03:27 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,150
5
Master Gabster
I had a 66 Buick with dual high-low horns. It was music to the ears! I always look for those when I hit the older junkyards. They look similar to the 53 and later seashells.

Re: TWO HORNS OR ONE ?????
52Carl #1170644 Wed Jun 22 2016 02:51 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 273
D
Shop Shark
One of the few options my '46 came with when new was the twin horns on the firewall. When I rewired it years ago all the horn connections were factory. Does sound better than the less-than-robust factory single horn.


Re: TWO HORNS OR ONE ?????
zoegrant #1170682 Wed Jun 22 2016 02:41 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,885
4
Shop Shark
I'm using the factory dual horns on my '46. When you put 6V horns on 12V, they sure are loud.


1946 GMC Pickup - S-10 Frame, 455 Buick, TH400, original patina.

My 46 GMC on Photobucket

Moderated by  Justhorsenround 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4