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EFV-8 Club Forum / New 1940 Ford Book / 1940 DeLuxe Convertible rubber horn grommets

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sarahcecelia
06-11-2019 @ 5:01 AM
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What is the best way to install the rubber grommets on the horn tubes where they go into the metal bracket ??
I tried Putting them on the tubes first, and than pushing them into the oval holes in the bracket, and they were too tight and would have split the rubber.
Can they be installed after the horn is in that cutout in the metal bracket? Difficult to do that way, to say the least; but possible.

Regards, Steve Lee

carcrazy
06-11-2019 @ 6:25 AM
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They are tough to install. I did this job about 15 years ago and to the best of my memory, I think I had to cut the grommets and use lots of silicone spray lube to install them.

sarahcecelia
06-11-2019 @ 8:05 AM
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Did you install them: (#1) AFTER the horn tubes were in the openings in the metal bracket or,

(#2) PUT THEM ON THE HORN TUBES FIRST , and then push the horn tubes into the openings in the metal bracket?

I think the second method(#2) would tend to slice and ruin them. The first method (#1) might work with silicone and a plastic upholstery/ or windshield glass rubber installing tool?

What say you???

Regards, Steve Lee

This message was edited by sarahcecelia on 6-11-19 @ 8:06 AM

carcrazy
06-11-2019 @ 5:20 PM
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I don't remember for sure but think I installed them after the horns were in the brackets.

kubes40
06-12-2019 @ 5:46 AM
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I always install them after the horns are installed to the bracket. I use window cleaner to lubricate the grommets... works like a champ.

Mike "Kube" Kubarth

sarahcecelia
06-12-2019 @ 9:02 AM
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Thank you!!

Regards, Steve Lee

sarahcecelia
06-12-2019 @ 9:07 AM
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Thank you Kube!! I was waiting for your reply, because I know that you would know how to do it. Car Crazy replied just before you, and he got them on just like you did! I'm really surprised about the trick of using window cleaner. At 82 years old I had never heard of that one!! Thanks again to both of you!!!

Regards, Steve Lee

sarahcecelia
06-22-2019 @ 1:38 PM
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Mike "kubes," My rubber grommets for the horns are in such bad condition that there is no way to get them in properly and have them do the job they were meant to do. God knows I tried, but no soap! They were in, and not in, at the same time! Somebody, that had the car before me, had cut them, at one point in the oval, to get them in; and they are split at the grooves in them in some places, because they must have forced them in, and by doing so the metal bracket cut them, Can good ones be had? If not is there some kind of "fix?" What do you advise?? Split rubber hose?? There has got to be some way to remedy this situation.

Regards, Steve Lee

carcrazy
06-22-2019 @ 7:16 PM
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MAC's Auto Parts has the grommets. They are called Grommets at support bracket, horn to fender apron spacers, rubber. Part No. 91A-13912 (fit 1939-1948) for $6.95 per pair.
Call them at 1-877-230-9680 to order.

sarahcecelia
06-23-2019 @ 5:02 AM
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Regards, Steve Lee

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