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#547555 Wed Jun 17 2009 07:56 PM
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Any help with a horn installation on 1948 Chevy 1/2 ton truck is appreciated--6 volt system. How many horns, type, where placed, and wiring detail needed. Thanks--

fonz8261 #547579 Wed Jun 17 2009 09:03 PM
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The original had one horn mounted on the intake manifold wired direct. You can use any 6 volt horn or horns & mount them on the inner fenders, frame rails, or core support. I would use a relay in the system. Run the hot wire to the bat term of the relay. Run a wire from the horn/s to the horn term. Run a wire from the steering column to the button or switch term. Use 12 gauge wire on the hot lead & to the horn/s. The button wire can be small gauge, 16-18.

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fonz8261 #547594 Wed Jun 17 2009 10:08 PM
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Thanks for the info. Are there any pictures or diagrams available as well? What would the original horn have looked like? I have seen the coiled-type horns, as well as the cone-shaped horns; did it matter which one was used? I will take all the advice that I can get--much appreciated. BEEP-BEEP

fonz8261 #548103 Sat Jun 20 2009 01:12 AM
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The original was probably one of those big, cone shaped ones. But if you're not concerned about originality, then, as was mentioned, any 6 volt horn will work.


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