[T3] 1966 Type 3 Squareback ( non-functioning horn)

Ralph Tree treedog12001 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 3 15:30:38 PST 2017

My issue was in the wheel. Not a 71 wheel, so the contacts didn't line up on the bottom of the wheel. Didn't have any luck finding a good wheel, so ran a new wire from the horn to a button mounted where the wheel meets the dash. I ran another wire to a convenient ground. It works great if I need to honk at the guy backing in to me, and all of the original wiring is still there if I find a good wheel. 
Also, I can pass the Yearly Utah safety inspection.


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> On Feb 3, 2017, at 11:11 AM, Gary Forsmo <gbforsmo at gmail.com> wrote:
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> A moment of pause, to consider the substantial work, time and tools needed
> to make a horn operable, as required by
> http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/347/III/38.
> The Wisconsin DOT states:
> 347.38 Horns and warning devices.
> 347.38(1) <http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/document/statutes/347.38(1)> (1)
> No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon a highway unless such motor
> vehicle is equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of
> emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less
> than 200 feet, but no person shall at any time use a horn otherwise than as
> a reasonable warning or make any unnecessary or unreasonably loud or harsh
> sound by means of a horn or other warning device.
> ​Knowing that every day that I drive our cars or motor home, I probably
> violate some law.
> But as
> Dave said:
> "I suppose see and avoid is the main technique for driving, but I wouldn't
> want to be unable to give a toot if it might stop someone driving into me in
> a parking lot, eg."  [sic]
> Even though my '69 Type 3 Squareback may be in violation of a WI DOT
> statute, the difficulty and expense may not be worth the effort.
> Jim ... a question:
> If I were able to use a car lift at Randy's garage in Stoughton, would that
> make the job easier?​
> -- 
> Gary "Frito" - '69 Squareback, FI, MT, One-owner
> Rockport, TX (winter)
> Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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