DavidLG4520 April 2008 at 16:04 #47292
Does anyone have a horn bracket as the attached photo?
A pair would be better if in good condition as this one is a bit pitted, but usable if not. I do have a second one but several of the spring leaves are broken so not really usable.
David EldredColin M3420 April 2008 at 17:51 #47293
Good news here I think. If you comb the Beaulieu Autojumble you should find that replicas are being made out a correct modern spring steel. Fortunately, not being a safety critical item, this level of specification should suffice!
Also try the motorbike spares people because a similar bracket is used to mount a horn onto the frame on a British bike.
You may have to play with rivets and buts and bolts to get exactly the right mounting.
Colin M34DavidLG4520 April 2008 at 18:29 #47294
Thanks Colin. Not sure I can face searching Beaulieu though!
DavidDavidLG4521 April 2008 at 17:33 #47297
No doesn’t have any. He suggests getting some new leaves laser cut (spring steel).
DavidDavidLG4521 April 2008 at 22:21 #47299
I have a pair of those in fairly good condition. The trouble is they’d need quite a lot of alteration to get one hole instead of two at the bottom. Not sure how easy it would be to cut and reshape the spring steel, plus I’d end up with the lower 2 holes cut through.
I suppose I could just make a plate to fit the two hole brackets, but didn’t want to do that really. Yes, I know I’m being fussy!
Maybe the way to go is to alter what I have if I can’t find any of the correct shaped ones.
I can revert to plan “A” if failure sets in (get another two hole bracket and make a plate)
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