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totto 08-01-2020 12:05 AM

1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

Looking for someone who repairs Sparton vibrator horns.

G.M. 08-01-2020 09:35 AM

Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

Any electric motor repair shop could check them
and rewire if required G.M.

TJ 08-01-2020 09:55 AM

Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

Remove the cover and clean the inside with electrical contact spray cleaner. Sometimes it's just a matter of dirty contacts.

rotorwrench 08-01-2020 10:36 AM

Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

Corrosion of internals and mountings are the biggest killers of horns. If the parts are all intact with little or no corrosion then it would likely only need careful cleaning of the vibrator points. If the vibrator coil goes bad, they can generally be rewound as long as the same gauge wire with the same number of turns is utilized. These things were factory set to pull a set amount of amperage so be careful with adjustments unless you know what the OEM specs are. There are likely several shops out there that can rebuild horn vibrators. A search of the early V8 club magazine or Hemmings should bring up a few.

32phil 08-02-2020 10:30 AM

Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

At one time there was an outfit called
The Horn Shop
They were in Rome, New York
Unfortunately, I have other info

V8ER 08-02-2020 10:34 AM

Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

The Horn Shop is closed. Bill died several years ago.

FlatheadTed 08-02-2020 05:18 PM

Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

They share the same internals as 32,to at least 36 .so a swape out could be a simple solution .

koates 08-02-2020 05:30 PM

Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

Just touch up the contacts with a points file or a strip of doubled over wet and dry paper, not emery and clean off residue with contact cleaner pressure spray can. DONT MESS WITH ANY OF THE ADJUSTMENTS. Most likely a new condenser will be required. Condenser is .2 mfd, 400 volts. Regards, Kevin.

totto 08-04-2020 12:40 PM

Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss
 

THANKS for all the input/response, will try to "clean" contacts and wiring.

Henry


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