Mike Russell (Damask 0505) from Buckinghamshire had failure
with his horn. He sets out how he solved the fault and found
a source of replacement part for what is an NLA part.
a wondrous workout on my MGBGTV8 by Clive Wheatley & Steve
Newton, my car decided to get its own back by breaking down
somewhere else. I found I had no horn when trying to attract
someones attention- fortunately not in a critical situation
but a nuisance nevertheless.
determined the fault lay in the steering column area I removed
the steering wheel and centre boss to reveal the flexible brass/copper
contact that rubs on the brass collar on the back of the boss
had broken off. A plea on the V8BB produced a lead to MechSpec
who have posted me a replacement for this NLA part. In the meantime
I decided to effect a repair of my own.
Picture 1 (below left) shows the broken item. I felt that soldering
reinforcing brackets, made from hammered flat 13amp cable wire
might do the job - see picture 2 below right.
Picture 3 (top right) shows the finished job and after being
refitted I am delighted to say it works.
In fact the
horn now blasts out rather than the wayward squeak-cum-wail
it had been prone to producing before. The joy of good electrical
I shall keep the replacement part from MechSpec because that
way I know my repair will last - (known as SOD's law).