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1936 How to undo Dodge Desoto Horn trumpet

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Is there a trick on getting the trumpet to unscrew out of horn.

I have seen a few where people attempt this and twist the hell out of the trumpet.

I am re-building and need to flip it around half a turn so it faces the vent grill.

Mine looks to have white stuff in the thread which may be some kind of lock tight goo used back in the day not sure.

Any help or pics greatly appreciated.

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There should be a thin lock nut at the base of the trumpet that needs to be loosened first. The trumpet threads might be corroded causing them to be very tight. The horns were in left/ right configuration so turning the trumpet may just put the body upside down. I would soak it in some good penetration solution first before trying to remove  it; just be careful, those trumpets can be very fragile! Good luck.

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Thanks, i will try the soaking. I had undone the nut and i was not prepared to twist too much. I am making 2 out of 3 i have. I have rotated the inside part by undoing bolts so that where it attaches to the horn bracket on gaurd support it is correct. Just another quick question what size are the bolts holding horn bracket to guard bracket looking at existing holes the bolts may be an over design. I may post photo so we are on the same page, Peter.

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