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Old 11-18-2017, 11:59 AM
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I can't seem to see where the horns are. Since the PO took off a lot of things and chucked them its possible they aren't here. Where should they be and how do they get accessed?

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Old 11-18-2017, 12:04 PM
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They should be behind the front bumper at either corner.

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Old 11-18-2017, 12:10 PM
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Thanks, as expected horns and brackets are gone.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:38 PM
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You might be able to get used horns and brackets from Carl Heller ~ partsetal, off his parts Squarebirds.. PM him...
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:54 PM
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Curious as to why these are located different from 1960 location? That's where both are located on the driver's side front engine bay. Or is it a convertible thing?

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Old 11-18-2017, 02:06 PM
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They probably moved them to the engine compartment in 1960 due to moisture issues having them behind the grill. That's my guess.

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Old 11-19-2017, 11:25 AM
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I had an older restorer tell me one time they moved the horns into the engine well similar to what John mentioned.
"To avoid getting all the road grime on them causing some to malfunction "
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I had an older restorer tell me one time they moved the horns into the engine well similar to what John mentioned.
"To avoid getting all the road grime on them causing some to malfunction "
For Your interest , FORD PRODUCT INFORMATION Service Letter 59-G-17 was sent out or dated May 1, 1959 . titled " Horn Location " for '58 and '59 Thunderbirds . Mentioned Thunderbird horns located presently under the front fender are being subjected to excessive splash . Goes on to explain / recommend installation of new horns in the engine compartment . Explains new location and procedure .
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Interesting - never realized the horns were mounted in a different position on the earlier cars.

Martin has the official word (cool - thanks Martin) but I think they actually moved them so that they would have some place to hang the power steering pump when changing the engine



Although now I'm going to have to re-consider the mounting location of the Tbird horns I installed on my little old truck -

(one in the front of each fender well)


Heh heh

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Old 11-20-2017, 12:07 PM
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The engine compartment horns location is superior. Keep in mind if you have A/C and need to R&R the power steering pump, you'll need to remove the horns to get the pump to clear the bay.

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