Author Topic: Strange horn behind driver's side headlight of my 57  (Read 215 times)

Offline Acmemopars

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  • CLC# 31194
  • Name: Michael Nelson
Strange horn behind driver's side headlight of my 57
« on: February 13, 2018, 06:08:02 PM »
The horns in my caddy are sounding a little weak and this weekend I was working on my newly acquired 57 Eldo, cleaning, etc.. and while cleaning the contacts on the driver's side horn behind the front bumper, I saw a small black wire just hanging behind the driver's side headlight.  When I looked closer, I saw a long strange looking horn bolted (mounted permanently) to the fender mount tucked way up inside the fender.  I hooked up a battery to the horn and got it to work.  It has a different pitch (higher pitch) than the normal caddy horn.  This seems like a strange place to install an after market horn.  Is this a factory horn ?  Would my caddy have come with 3 horns ?

Thanks
Mike Nelson
Denison, Tx
CLC# 31194

57 Eldo Survivor
70 Sunroof Charger 1 of 1
56 F100

Offline Paul Tesone

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Re: Strange horn behind driver's side headlight of my 57
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 06:47:14 PM »
Mike - that should be an AC Delco # 940 Type S trumpet horn - C note . It gives off a very distinct sound when combined with the two other non trumpet horns easily visible behind the grill .On the left side , a # 409 F note ; and on the right side , a # 410 A note . The trumpet horn is valuable . One is for sale now on EBay for $1500.00 . Although a difficult horn to come across , I think this one has been for sale for a while . So , I guess that the people who have 57 Eldo's either have the horn or are not willing to pay the asking price . You're lucky to have a working one . Paul Tesone CLC #6876 .

Offline Cadillac Nut

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  • Name: Garrett C. Baker
Re: Strange horn behind driver's side headlight of my 57
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 08:55:09 PM »
Those are rare, and have a great sound when combined with the other 2 horns. 

Offline Acmemopars

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  • Name: Michael Nelson
Re: Strange horn behind driver's side headlight of my 57
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 09:16:19 PM »
Good deal !
Ill hook it back up.

Thanks
Mike Nelson
Denison, Tx
CLC# 31194

57 Eldo Survivor
70 Sunroof Charger 1 of 1
56 F100

Offline 59-in-pieces

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  • Name: S. Butcher
Re: Strange horn behind driver's side headlight of my 57
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 09:22:07 PM »
Michael,
How about a picture and measurements.
Have fun,
Steve B.
S. Butcher

Offline Acmemopars

  • Posts: 43
  • CLC# 31194
  • Name: Michael Nelson
Re: Strange horn behind driver's side headlight of my 57
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 03:50:28 PM »
Michael,
How about a picture and measurements.
Have fun,
Steve B.

Here ya go.  Looks like about 9.5 approx.

Mike Nelson
Denison, Tx
CLC# 31194

57 Eldo Survivor
70 Sunroof Charger 1 of 1
56 F100

 

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