Vintage ooga horn for sale. Vintage Mechanical Horns 2019-05-02

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Aooga Horn Store :: Vintage Car Parts

vintage ooga horn for sale

You'll have the only one. The nuts from the valve stems make nice chrome replacements for the beat up originals. The depth of cut was regulated by clamping just the right amount above my vice jaws. A deep growl just like the electric ones. I also have a hand activated car horn, which I love the sound of, but have never figured out a good place to mount it. And this punch forms the recess in the top knob, which I make from an ordinary automotive freeze plug. Then apply pressure with the bolt until there's no more high spots.

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Aooga Horn Store :: Vintage Car Parts

vintage ooga horn for sale

Gilbert's diaphragm won't need replacing, as it is good condition. These horns have been used since the 1800's and manufactured well into the 40's and 50's. I made most of the tools and parts and my friend, Dan, machined some. Manufactured in several different states and used first on horse drawn wagons. Still, some are pretty loud. The center hole has 4 grooves filed in the edge to prevent the insert from turning. It warped a little, so I put it in my straightening tool.

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vintage ooga horn for sale

. Then I can use the 3 jaw lathe chuck to turn one end round to mount the knob onto and then peen it over like a rivet. The insert is retained by mushrooming the back side. Thanks silverbear, you know as well as I that friendship is worth more than gold. I have one of the ea labs type of horn, but it's missing the plunger and I haven't taken it apart yet. They sport some great looking brass badges. This one cuts a new gasket.

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vintage ooga horn for sale

These are not for sale, just for show. You've probably seen them on Whizzers, Cushmans and even Harleys, Indians, Hendersons, etc. Let me know if you would like to see photos of them. A strong spring under the plunger resets it. I was hoping you'd like the polished brass knob.

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vintage ooga horn for sale

The air activated horn also has a spring that pushes the cup back up. I began with a 9 tooth thread file to start the grooves, then used a hacksaw with a regular blade and finished with a rod saw in the hacksaw frame. Hope you enjoyed my post. These are the special thread tap and die used to make new adjusting bolts and nuts. This stamping die forms the bottom handlebar bracket, which is usually missing, and straightens the upper one. I also make new diaphragms using the correct thickness of spring steel sheet material and making an insert for the adjuster. The flywheel axle is supported at each end in adjustable brass cups.

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And here's some of the tools I use to restore these parts. They're also the most expensive. A functional and great looking addition to any motorized bike, no matter what style. The axle supports happen to be the same thread as a tire Shrader valve and can be made from pieces cut from the stem. This sleeve is slipped over the square plunger shaft after I cut the grooves for the axle gear. Most plunge using your hand or foot, depending on where you mount it, and some twist or crank.

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vintage ooga horn for sale

They're just worried about volume and the bottom line. The cheaper made style have a segmented gear inside that reciprocates, activated by a plunger or lever and sounding like a duck. This assortment of parts was accumulated over years of horn repairs and restorations. Here's a clamp that I use to straighten bent axles from excessive force to the knob, which usually bends the knob over. I have a small collection of antique engines to restore and some of them have run for 50-75 years already and are still rebuildable. I may have to harden it and straighten again.

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Aooga Horn Store :: Vintage Car Parts

vintage ooga horn for sale

But your pictures of one in pieces helps a lot. Pretty crude but gets the job done. A modern manufacturing machine doesn't know how to or even care to show pride of workmanship. There's quite a lot going on inside, with a rack and pinion spinning a flywheel that rubs against an adjusting bolt in the middle of the diaphragm, and then ratcheting back up to be pushed again. The plunger springs and diaphragm material come from Mc Master Carr as well as the hardware.

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Ooga Horn Store :: Vintage Car Parts

vintage ooga horn for sale

I saw my first one in a movie years ago. Now, a little filing and dremel work, the axle should be fine. The White one in the photo that looks like a spiral horn is actually built like a bicycle pump with a plunger and a leather cup that pushes air through a diaphragm and really honks. Hand made things used to be decorated, painted and pinstriped showing a work ethic not too common today. Thanks for the informative post, Gilbert Here are all the pieces cleaned up. The toothed flywheel inside sets them apart from the simple quack-quack horns, as they have more of an ooga sound but higher pitched than the larger automobile versions.

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