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#1 Found a treasure

Post by DWW » Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:03 pm

Decided to put some order with all the original stuff I got when bought the car, found an original service manual, original parts manual and an early Haynes manual also among that lot I came across this original horn push, regretfully seen better days .


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#2 Re: Found a treasure

Post by rswaffie » Mon Oct 10, 2022 6:26 pm

Good find. The horn push is very restorable - I did mine and it looks really good. Even if the Bakelite looks faded, you can bring it back to life using India ink and careful polishing. Even cracks and chips can be sorted out.
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#3 Re: Found a treasure

Post by DWW » Mon Oct 10, 2022 9:01 pm

Thanks Richard. will do in time....
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#4 Re: Found a treasure

Post by Allrand » Tue Oct 11, 2022 5:56 am

That horn push is a treasure, don't loose it or dispose of it. Reproductions don't look right, wrong colour gold.
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#5 Re: Found a treasure

Post by Heuer » Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:45 am

Easy to spot the difference!
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Growler ears should be in black squares, white squares should not be clipped.
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#6 Re: Found a treasure

Post by DWW » Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:01 pm

The only problem is that the underside ridge on the black surround is missing, I may have to ‘borrow that from the after market one if at all possible?


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The new one I have


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#7 Re: Found a treasure

Post by Heuer » Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:29 pm

The parts are interchangeable.
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#8 Re: Found a treasure

Post by DWW » Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:03 pm

Final result



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It was quite difficult since the copper/brass plate was also missing from the original one so I had to perform a transplant but at the end it all worked well.
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#9 Re: Found a treasure

Post by Simon P » Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:41 pm

Ears on the black squares - just as The Good Lord intended!

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#10 Re: Found a treasure

Post by DWW » Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:48 pm

:salute:
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#11 Re: Found a treasure

Post by Allrand » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:54 am

Perfect, just the right amount of patina.
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#12 Re: Found a treasure

Post by DWW » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:28 pm

Looked among the discarded parts of my restoration and found another even better looking one.


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#13 Re: Found a treasure

Post by politeperson » Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:34 pm

I need one!

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#14 Re: Found a treasure

Post by Gfhug » Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:15 pm

Available on fleabay at £350+ :bigrin:
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#15 Re: Found a treasure

Post by Allrand » Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:55 am

DWW wrote:
Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:03 pm
regretfully seen better days .
Lovely patina
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#16 Re: Found a treasure

Post by Heuer » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:25 am

politeperson wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:34 pm
I need one

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There should be a law against fitting an original growler on that steering wheel! :policeblue:
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