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Re: How was the horn asssembly painted?

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  • mrcooby
    In Crosley@yahoogroups.co ... bracket painted black as an assembly? When I took ... assembly, the inside of the back housing was unpainted ... bolts appear to
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 30, 2006
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      m, "Larry" wrote:
      >
      > Was the horn and
      bracket painted black
      as an assembly? When
      I took
      > apart my horn
      assembly, the inside
      of the back housing
      was unpainted
      > and the carriage
      bolts appear to be
      cadmium plated with
      the heads and
      > hex nuts painted
      black. That gives me
      the impression it was
      painted
      > as an assembly.
      ~~~~~~~~~R:~~~~~~~~~~~
      Wow, Larry; that's
      one on me. I assume
      it's on a postwar car?

      I *think* that
      Sparton built both
      Crosley's horns and
      brackets, and that
      they were painted
      before delivery to
      Crosley, but that's
      only an educated
      assumption.

      Anybody??
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Now here's whats
      got me stumped. The
      center bell
      > appears to be
      stainless or aluminum
      and shows no sign of
      ever having
      > been painted but
      the inside the the
      front housing appears
      to have been
      > painted black.
      ~~~~~~~~~~R:~~~~~~~~~~
      I think the bells
      were spun rather than
      stamped as it's
      easier to form that
      shape by spinning.
      And steel can't be
      spun, but aluminum
      (and brass) can.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Now I have to assume
      it was painted before
      it was
      > assembled.
      > Also, there are two
      sets of thin sheet
      metal spacers on the
      bracket
      > that were
      sandwiched together
      between the long
      screws and round
      > spacers. When
      separated they appear
      to be plated cadmium,
      zinc or maybe
      > they were just raw
      metal. The bracket
      and spacers are rusty
      so I don't
      > know if they were
      painted as an
      assembly.
      ~~~~~~~~~~R:~~~~~~~~~~
      Here goes another
      educated guess: I'd
      say they were both
      painted at the horn
      supplier, and the
      spacers are probably
      cadmium.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      > Does any one know
      how the horn assembly
      appeared when new?
      > Thanks, Larry
      >
      ~~~~~~~~~~~R:~~~~~~~~~
      Great questions,
      Larry. Anybody??

      =Lou=
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