<VV> Horn 1963

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 1 19:33:27 EDT 2010

Aren't they INSIDE the headlight buckets?  They are on an LM.

I always thought the Corvair (well the dual ones - not the wimpy 500 ones) 
sounded like a Buick!  On LMs anyway.

Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles McKinley" <cmckinley313 at cox.net>
To: "Jim Gammon" <gtpjimgammon at yahoo.com>
Cc: "corvair list" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Horn 1963

> Jim,
> Tim's right about the location of the horns. They're a moderate pain
> to access, but in any case if yours are like the ones that came in my
> '63, the horns themselves are likely nonfunctional (i.e. busted.) 47
> years of exposure gets them corroded and plugged up so they're just
> scrap iron. I cut the wires to mine and installed a Fiamm triple-tone
> air horn in the trunk using the stock relay and wiring. It definitely
> gets attention. You could test your setup by checking voltage at the
> output side of the relay while someone pushes the horn button (or
> ring) on the steering wheel. If you get volts there (but no toot), the
> horns are shot. They both run off the same relay. The relay should be
> in the trunk on the driver's side, mounted on the side panel forward
> of the wheel well.
> Personally I think the stock horns sound wimpy and deserve to be
> replaced anyway, but I suppose the purists take a dim view of that
> attitude.
> Chuck McKinley
> 63 Monza 900
> On Jul 1, 2010, at 2:40 PM, shortle wrote:
>> '63 Probably has 2 horns (hi and low notes). I believe they are
>> mounted behind each headlite bucket (I know they are there on a late
>> model). You should be able to "ground" the wire at the steering
>> wheel under the horn button and have the horns blow. I believe there
>> is a single wire connector near the steering column. Is it hooked
>> up? Is the horn relay hooked up? I believe it sits near the fuse
>> panel. hopefully this is helpful to you.
>> Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado

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