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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,132
Posted By wcolo
Re: Sparton horn, is it Model A or Model B?

Folks,
I have worked on all five makes of original Model A Horns, and they all have center mounted armatures with field coils on each side of the armature opposite each other mounted on the motor...
Forum: Model-A 09-10-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By wcolo
Thumbs up Retired

I am still searching for an early 1928 Model A Ford AMES cap, the one with the two parallel ribs on the top. Anyone have one of these for sale or trade?
Forum: Model-A 08-26-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,551
Posted By wcolo
Re: Cleaning out shop, Some model a

John,
Do you have any of the Model T jacks left? I need a script one to give to a neighbor that inherited his Uncle's T roadster PU.
Bennett Young
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Rog,
If it is the later repro horns as sold by Bratton's, they are a decent horns(although they are a bastard to work on the motors), if it is a 60's Jubilee or Hutchins I recommend you buy an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Rog,
You cap should have Model FM followed by the manufacturer's address heavily embossed on the top of the one piece cap; the early version had a one piece domed cap with the adjustment screw and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Rowdy,
I would get the stamped Reproduction labels from A&L install on the Sparton caps, and provide the original labels with the horns when you sell. I have seen the recent reproduction labels...
Forum: Model-A 05-06-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By wcolo
Re: Retired

Carl,
Still looking for one of those early ribbed AMES cover. I really do not know of a source that reproduces them, and I do restore horns.
Bennett
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,291
Posted By wcolo
Re: What are you listening too...

Was listening to the news, then Obama came on informing me on his deficit reduction ideas, now I listening to the April winds in the western foothills of Colorado, I think I prefer the wind and...
Forum: Model-A 04-05-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By wcolo
Smile Retired Environmental Engineeer

Model A Folks;http://fordbarn.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif
I am in need of an early AMES(early 1928) Ahooga horn cap that fits the AMES horn with the label on the trumpet(or snout). Please...
Forum: Model-A 04-05-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By wcolo
Thumbs up Retired Environmental Engineeer

Folks,
I restore Model A Ford Horns, sold over 100 in the past few years. Currently I have decent un-restored and restored Stewart/Warners, Spartons, AMES and EA horns for sale or trade. I will sell...
Forum: Model-A 03-20-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By wcolo
Smile Retired

Friends,
I have just picked up an Early 1928 AMES Model A Ahooga Horn with the label on the trumpet. Nice horn, but I need a ribbed cap. Does anyone know of any decent used or possibly decent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Sir, I am aware of the correct nuts and bolts and the thin coat of black enamal, and that is how I try to restore them, pitted horns are a problem, takes more than one coat and they never make show...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Folks, if this Sparton Label issue is going on with judges, I recommend using Stewart/Warner Horns with excellent deep stamped markings and avoid the Sparton label issues, frankly I have done dozens...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

If you have any of those NOS labels, I would certainly be interested. I did not know that labels were now part of the judging, but in Western Colorado, we drive our Model A's, since there are no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Unfortunately these show up on the EBay place all to often, and of course, the Hutchins with the Sparton Tag is immediately an original Sparton, and the idiots selling will not listen to reason when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Labels Again:
I just compared my 1929 reproduction label with original label above, marked 1929, the 1928 and 1929 labels have the "other patent pending" in the far right side in small black print....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Dave, I have restored over 100 horns, most Spatons and Stewart/Warners. I have never run across a decent label on any of the un-restored Spartons I have either purchased or rebuilt for a customer....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

I have never run across one that good on the un-restored Spartons I have restored. I have restored probably 50 Spartons in the past few years, ALL had darkened labels with usually the date the only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Hutchins Horns were made in the 1960's through the early 1970's and made or marketed out of St. Charles, Mo.(I think near St. Louis). They cost around $12 to $14 as new and were sold by many outfits...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Be careful with those S/W's, the armature shaft has a reverse nut that holds on the rotary rachet gear that rotates against the vibrator pile on the vibrator disk. If you torque it the wrong way,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

Dudley, I have observed where my horns were shipped from. I do not think there were any rules other than horn manufacturing location versus where the assembly plants were located. Although, I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

A & L Parts Specialities(860-693-0112) have prestamped Sparton labels, run a little more than the standard ones available, but not much. Be very careful with those S/W horns, the armature shaft has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Re: Model A horns

I buy all over the country if the horn is decent and I can see a picture of the horn and especially the motor. I have discovered that most EA are back east, Spartons and Stewart/Warners all over,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,062
Posted By wcolo
Thumbs up Re: Model A horns

I have restored horns for resale for many years and I have restored all of the five manufacturers of horns. Spartons because of their hype and label seem to be the best seller, but personally I much...
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