<VV> Horn 1963

Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 2 09:31:47 EDT 2010

Cadillac and Buick still use (or did in the '80s-90s) A and F note horns.
For some reason, the A note horns fail quite often, but the F note never do. 
Could be placement; A notes were usually in a wheel well and F notes were in 
the engine bay...but I digress...

Harry Yarnell
Perryman Garage and Orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
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> Back in the day, most Chevrolets used an "A" & "F" note horns....the other 
> GM Marques determined the particular "chord" combination that their 
> marketing folks thought appropriate. The horn lab in engineering even made 
> a special set of horns that utilized an "industrial timer" in the 50's to 
> play "See the USA in your Chevrolet" and Chevy moved it from car to car 
> that they furnished to Dinah Shore. That set of horns was still in use in 
> the early 70's on the Chevy marketing VP's furnished car. We made B flat 
> horns for some Buicks, Cadillac used a couple of the sea shell style horns 
> and a high C note trumpet style horn for several years. At the peak 
> production in the 70's, Delco Remy made 41,000 horns every week day on the 
> automated assembly lines in Plant 7.
> Jerry McKenzie
> former Delco Remy employee...now no one is!
> Springfield, IL
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