1926 Horn Button


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Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:06 am

Re: 1926 Horn Button

Yes, that is what mine should look like. Didn't know it was copper. I might be able to use a copper plumbing end cap and paint it.

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Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:03 pm

Re: 1926 Horn Button

Definitely not what my Six Speed Special had on it. Mine was Bakalite I'll try to take some photos and get on here this weekend.

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Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:42 pm

Re: 1926 Horn Button

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Ok I took my Horn button apart today to get some pictures. The button itself is screwed to the metal rod that runs down and thru the steering box. The button is a bakelite / plastic and is the nut part of the button. Under the button is a return spring then the big steering wheel nut. Don't take the 1 1/4 nut off till you get the button off. On mine I was able to raise the button and rod then hold the rod with vise grips and hand turn the knob (Normal tread). I have taken pictures of knob for those that need to make a new one. The rod goes through the bottom of the box , when you push down the button, rod move down and make a grounding point for the horn at the base. The rods vary in length as year and models differ. Hopes this helps.
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Post Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:43 am

Re: 1926 Horn Button

Has a mushroom shape, wont be as easy to replicate. Could you show the balance of measurements, i can have my machinist turn one and paint it.

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Post Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:19 pm

Re: 1926 Horn Button

For my 2 cents , the button is always a problem.My 29's that I've been working on for a while[YEARS] and haven't hit the road yet;are the bakelite type as from the remnants I have and similar to other posted pictures.Its a one pices assy. held in the shaft by the set screw/screw just below the dome head of button or top of shaft;just a quick note ,that exposed bushing or what ever, is part of a long shaft that goes all the way to steering box..if any more info needed let me know . plan B I'll be trying to use a new style car horn button/doorbell sw and glue a dome head on it .

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Post Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:01 am

Re: 1926 Horn Button

Buy me a piece of bar stock of your material of choice (except stainless, work hardens and is a pain). Send me measurements or something to copy and I'll make you one. Pay shipping and leave me the extra bar stock and we will call it good. Promised within 10 working days after I get everything in my grubby hands. I can also powder coat it any color you send. Nothing extra. I keep the left over color.

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Post Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:18 pm

Re: 1926 Horn Button

Blind Squirel, I was just curious where you are located. I see your location as PNW. I am located in Custer,WA just north of bellingham.

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Post Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:50 am

Re: 1926 Horn Button

Just North of Portland.
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Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:24 am

Re: 1926 Horn Button

Do you still need the sizes
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Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:32 am

Re: 1926 Horn Button

I thank you all for the help, Don sent me the dimensions so i can replicate one. Again i appreciate the help.
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