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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 02, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone offer a rebuild service for 69 horns,if not whats a fair price to pay for a pair of working horns. Thanks Dave
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 02, 05:32 AM
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You may be able to buy a rebuild kit from Zip products. It is supposed to be a very difficult job. Try soaking in WD-40 before springing for a kit or new horns. They are date coded by the way if that makes any difference.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 02, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, I did a search and read that the Zip rebuild kits dont work real well. Something to do with getting the 2 halves back together tight enough. I really don't care about the date codes as long as their the same as 69 Camaro. I'll try the WD 40. Thanks
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 02, 08:15 AM
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Hey Stingr,What can you tell me about the WD-40 trick on the horns? My '69 horns are original and silent...would like to save them. Thanks,


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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 02, 09:21 AM
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The WD-40 thing came from another car enthusiast I talked to a while back but I can't remember who. He said you can sometimes save them that way. I have a box full of old GM horns that need work. If I can get to them some day I will refurbish them. Originals are usualy shot by now.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 02, 02:22 AM
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I tried the rebuild kit from Zip for my two non-working horns. Once I got the first one apart you have to check the coil for continuity. Guess what, both horn coils were bad. So, I just bead blasted, reassembled, painted them and put them back on the car. I went to the local parts house and bought two new plastic replacement horns and mounted them in an inconspicuous location. I tapped into the horn wire and hooked up the new horns - they work great and I still have the appearance of stock horns.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 02, 08:01 AM
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drdave, that is an outstanding idea. Kind of like a hammer to the head. I threw away my originals and settled for thwe ugly plastic replacements. Why didn't I think of that?

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 02, 04:49 PM
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Camaro Hi-Performance (Jerry MacNiesh) will restore them to perfection mechanically and cosmetically. Not cheap ($120/ea. I think) but I just sent mine off to him. I will let you know how they turn out but I expect them to be perfect from what I hear about his other restorations.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 02, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds kinda steep!

Let me know how they turn out.
Thanks Dave

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