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Old 11-04-2016, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default Available 6 volt bull horn kit?

My Town Sedan has the original 6 volt positive ground electrical system. I want a bull horn kit. Iíve searched for the Jubilee No. 90 kit in 6 volt, but they are extremely rare. All I can find are non-branded 12 volt bull horn kits. My gut tells me that they are more than likely garbage. Wolo makes a 12 volt kit, but the reviews on Amazon state that itís junk. This somewhat surprises me because I installed a set of Wolo marine horns on my truck and they work great. Anyways, locating a 6 volt bull horn kit seems to be nearly impossible. Iím thinking about buying a 12 volt horn and modifying it. Iíve searched all over for an electrical schematic of the horn but havenít found one.
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I looked at Snyders, Brattons, Smith and Jones, Macís, Mikeís A-Ford-Able. None carry them. I searched ePay far and wide. I found little, and the few I found were not complete kits or looked very beaten up.
Is there a source for a 6 volt bull horn that Iím not aware of?
Has anyone purchased a 12 volt bull horn and modified it to work on a 6 volt system? If so, what changes did you make? Did the modification prove successful?


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Old 11-04-2016, 08:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Available 6 volt bull horn kit?

Look on Ebay, I sold one there a couple years ago.
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Available 6 volt bull horn kit?

What is the current draw of the 12 volt horn? You might be able to use a voltage converter to up the power and leave the horn alone.

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Old 11-06-2016, 10:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Available 6 volt bull horn kit?

Absolutely lost here. Udderly bull or am I missing something? Oh. I forgot the kit!
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Old 11-06-2016, 11:16 AM   #5
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Default Re: Available 6 volt bull horn kit?

I'm wondering the same thing. I picked up a bull horn at an estate sale last weekend and am wanting to convert the guts to 6 volt. Haven't opened it up yet, but I'm thinking that I can put the parts of a model T horn in there to make it happen. The bull horn cost a whole dollar!
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:51 PM   #6
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Default Re: Available 6 volt bull horn kit?

Are you sure it isn't a 6 volt bull horn, as that's what I always see?
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:34 PM   #7
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Jubilee no. 90 was the original 6 volt Bull horn when it was available.. I bought mine from JC Whitney back in the 70's. I see them occasionally at swap meets and flea markets.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:42 PM   #8
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Mine has 12v stamped in the metal.
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Old 11-08-2016, 07:29 PM   #9
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Default Re: Available 6 volt bull horn kit?

Has anyone tried the 12 volt bull horn on a 6 volt battery?

It would be worth a try. I think it's just a coil of wire inside, so it should be easy to rewind it with less and heavier wire to make it 6 volt.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:16 PM   #10
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Default Re: Available 6 volt bull horn kit?

Tom,

I wondered the same thing. I have a concern about mounting a 12 volt negative ground horn into a 6 volt positive ground system. Do you think polarity would be a problem?

Guess I gave s couple options. Buy a horn and attempt to modify it.

I might just call Wolo and ask to speak to an engineer. It'd be great if I could get a wiring diagram.


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Old 11-11-2016, 09:55 PM   #11
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Tom 12volt bull horn on 6volt ,Think it might need a little blue pill 1st if its going to perform,
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:23 PM   #12
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Polarity shouldn't matter on the horn.
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