Jump to content

3HW Horn


Recommended Posts

Horn should be a standard ww2 issue Lucas Altette (HF 1234 I think). The bezel should be fixed to the body with slotted cheesehead screws (not acorn nuts). If you're as mental as me and you look at such things, the build date is stamped on the little triangular fibre plate that slips over the terminal posts.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Stef is correct, except that's it's an HF 1235. Here is some additional info on WD hooters. Ron




PS. Working 6V Altettes are never easy to find. Especially a genuine WD version. Have a look at 'Taff the horn' (Lynn Isaacs) Interesting site.http://taffthehorns.com/ He sometimes has them. He also sells on Ebay. but they are usually in excess of £100.

Edited by Ron
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Seemingly, horns were standardised by the late-war period, similar to handlebar controls, thus whether made by Lucas, Klaxon or Clear Hooters, etc, most conformed to the Lucas pattern and as such usually bore no manufacturer mark......


Whilst fitting the correct pattern horn to my bikes, I never bother if they're working or not.......£100-odd quid is a lot of dosh for something that is large, heavy and arguably inaudible over the noise of the exhaust ! I tend to fit a small, cheap (and loud) 6-volt modern horn under the fuel tank (usually hidden between the fuel tank bridge and attached to the upper frame tube) for noise, but put the original in the correct location with dummy wires.........


Works for me.....:-D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...