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1936 Dodge horn button assembly

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Has anyone a photo or diagrahm of the order of assembly of springs and plates in the horn button? I’ve just had the steering wheel restored and am not getting things right. 

 

Thanks, Steve.

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Inside the button itself there should be a brass cup moulded into it. In some early versions, this cup was separate. Then the  conical brass cup, about 1 5/8 in. across at the wide end, is inserted into the button, small end first, followed by  the 1 in. x 1 1/4 in. spring with the detented brass plate, the plate facing up. Then the "Y" shaped brass plate is positioned with the slots in the button body, pressed down and the lock ring is installed into the grooves of the body. In the column, the steel cup with the 3 locking legs goes inside the wheel followed by the wheel fastening nut. The large spring is inserted over the nut and the button is positioned over the retainer plate , pressed down and turned to the right until it locks. Hope this helps. 

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Forgot to mention to install the horn wire and contact plate so I did edit the previous post! No, it's not complicated , only a few parts but the drawings show it all assembled and is a little hard to see the detail. Here's a copy of the drawing.

Steering Gear.jpg

Edited by jpage (see edit history)

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Hi Steve,

Have a look back through my posts "slow progress but getting there" and I have a breakdown of the order the horn pieces go in with pictures to match.

Cheers

Ian

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Thanks so much, guys. Sorry for the slow response, I pulled a double shift yesterday. Nothing takes the place of those factory drawings. Much thanks.

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