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In a message dated 4/4/2000 3:28:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wm_69 yahoo.com
> I remember reading something about the 5 Star having the two horns for
> a nicer sound, one was high and one was low.
> > Trumpets were original - either one or two. As far as I can
> > figure, the Five Star Extra cab came with two, the basic Five Star came
Just a note on trim level designations - at least in 51 and 52, possibly
earlier, they are all 5-Star - what people erroneously refer to as the Custom
Cab was a 5-Star Extra. Custom Cabs came along with F-100s in '53.
I have never seen a 51-52 with only one horn. In fact, I once used a
pair of the 6-volt trumpet horns on a '61 Renault Dauphine (12v), painted up
and mounted on outside of the hood! Maybe I shouldn't admit that ... High
School car, you know.
Anyway, the pair are short and long which changes the tone, the heads are
the same as far as I know. They come apart, so you can knock out the wads of
rust and such, but be real careful of the electric components once you have
the round cover off. There's a wound resistor in there that's quite fragile
(I think it's a resistor). They work real well, and for a surprisingly long
time, on 12V.
From: TNickolson aol.com
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 21:56:30 EDT
Subject: Re: Horns and 5 Star Cabs
I was under the impression that the standard cab (5-Star Cab) had horns (ram
horn shaped) up front by the grill and the Five Star Extra had trumpet
mounted horns under the hood. All F1's were 5-Star Cab's, the deluxe was
called the 5 Star Extra Cab. The 5 Star Extra Cab had "Twin, matched-toned,
trumpet-blast, electric horns," that is a quote from the Ford F 1
Specifications form no. 7344 dated 5-52.
>From: NACatin aol.com
>Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 11:58:18 EDT
>Subject: Re: Horns
>My 52 F4 has two different horns, the trumpet type mounted to the underside
>of the hood and the smaller sort of French horn, rams horn looking type
>mounted in the front space ahead of the radiator.
My 52 F4 also has the one trumpet type mounted to the underside of the hood.
I've just got done taking four inches out of the top of my 52' F-1. Has
anyone ever cut new rubber for the windshield or back window? I was planning
on cutting them and gluing them back together. What type of glue should I
Also if anyone has chopped a top before did you convert to a one piece
Mangor Krogstad asked about the harness on a GM tilt column, thev colors are
yellow-dk green not sure
purple-to directional flasher
brown- to hazard flasher
dark blue-splits/one wire hot/the other is rt directional
light blue-splits/one wire hot/the other is left directional
black - ditto from www.geocities.com/MotorCity/tilt
I copied these a while ago- hope it helps on your project
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