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horn
#1330533 Sun Oct 20 2019 04:03 PM
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Somehow lost the spring on my horn button. The spring that goes around the nut.
Doesn't seem to be a part I can order. Just go to hardware store?
Thanks!

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scottss60 #1330550 Sun Oct 20 2019 07:13 PM
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What year/model? Do you have a picture of the spring?

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scottss60 #1330554 Sun Oct 20 2019 07:56 PM
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Haven't seen them separate, only this.
I'm sure you can find one at hardware store. Nothing special. Just holds the bearing down.


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Re: horn
scottss60 #1330559 Sun Oct 20 2019 08:40 PM
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Make sure that you haven't also lost the cone shaped ring on the left in bartamos' linked picture.

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scottss60 #1330563 Sun Oct 20 2019 08:52 PM
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I don't know if my link covers the vehicle. Name says 1960 but some posts say 53. I guess it's a closely held secret or we are supposed to have ESPN.
Please advise: ??
1. Amphicar
2. Studebaker
3. John Deere
4. Tucker
5. Isseta 300
6. Yugo



I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: horn
scottss60 #1330575 Sun Oct 20 2019 11:27 PM
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That links shows parts for:

1941-46, 1960-66, 60-63 Chevrolet
and 64-66 GMC

headscratch


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]
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tclederman #1330585 Sun Oct 20 2019 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
That links shows parts for:

1941-46, 1960-66, 60-63 Chevrolet
and 64-66 GMC

headscratch

Seems almost perfectly consistent with a lot of what GM has done over the years. I'm talking about resistance to change for change's sake.
I am more surprised that it does not include '47-'59.

Re: horn
scottss60 #1330588 Sun Oct 20 2019 11:57 PM
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" . . . it does not include '47-'59 . . . "

That is only one of the reasons why I was/am scratching my head.

Jim Carter Truck Parts
different parts shown for:
1931-1940
1941-1946
1947-1959
1960-1968
1969-1972


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: horn
scottss60 #1330614 Mon Oct 21 2019 03:18 AM
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After thinking in a quiet place in my mind. I finally saw the words "around the nut" in Mr. Scotts post. On some models in some years, including 41-46 and 55-59, there are two springs up in there. One to hold the upper mast bearing in place and another under the horn button and fits "over/around" the steering wheel nut. It's a "return" spring for the button.
Should make scott happy. I would still like to know year/make/model.

Supposition:
Seems like this compression spring went away in favor of the disc/Belleville spring after 1946 and was only used on big bolts. (GMC).
Did not study further. It is also possible that the design changed from up and down button to rocking button, to make contact.

47-60's and up used the disc at the button for light truck.

Most of those years seem to use the mast bearing retention spring.


I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


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Shaffer's1950 #1330650 Mon Oct 21 2019 02:27 PM
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53. 1/2 ton. There is a nice diagram in the Chevys of the 40s parts catalog.

Re: horn
scottss60 #1330657 Mon Oct 21 2019 03:33 PM
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Can you advise if one of the two springs we have linked is what you needed? I can't find the Chevs 40's diagram but that's OK if you now see the part and where to get it. If so, this question is answered.


I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: horn
Shaffer's1950 #1330722 Mon Oct 21 2019 11:09 PM
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53 3100 hundred.

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