Hudsy Wudsy

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  1. Sparton horns, a manufacturer listed above, rang a bell, so I did a little Google-ing and found that they were made by the Sparks-Withington Co. I recognized that company name because I knew it to be a radio manufacturer. So, yes, Sparton horns and Sparton radios were made by the same company. Far more than you could ever want to know about same: https://marcspartonhornregion.weebly.com/ https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/SILNMAHTL_21448 http://www.tuberadioland.com/spartonmain.html https://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_hersteller_detail.cfm?company_id=3407
  2. I never heard the word "gahooga" and was curious to see if "gahooga" would yield any results on Google. "Gahooga", just like "Ah-ooga", apparently is simply an interpretation of the sound that the horn makes. How that sound is made is mildly interesting: People also ask How does an Ahooga horn work? The klaxon horn's characteristic sound is produced by a spring-steel diaphragm with a rivet in the center that is repeatedly struck by the teeth of a rotating cogwheel. The diaphragm is attached to a horn that acts as an acoustic transformer and controls the direction of the sound. Vehicle horn - Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Vehicle_horn en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Vehicle_horn Search for: How does an Ahooga horn work?
  3. I don't have to be a big Chevy fan to know that this tri-color "Easter Egg" special never left a GM factory looking like that.
  4. Yeah, I thought of you John (Keiser) when I posted it. Cute little Chrysler, for certain.
  5. Here's a link to a '30 Chrysler three window coupe that is for sale in northwest Iowa: https://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/pts/d/rock-rapids-1930-chrysler-66-royal/7129240094.html
  6. My next door neighbor was proud to be a Czech, but delighted in telling all that he was a finish (Finish) carpenter.
  7. I'm afraid that you guys missed that his name is "scottlaffin" (Scott Laughing)!
  8. Maybe Northwestern Auto Parts in Grand Rapids, MI: http://northwesternautosupply.com/
  9. You mention an interest in the '42 black out models. Here's a link to a C/L ad for a '42 black out model Harley that you may also find of interest. I wonder if the headlight rim has been replaced with a later model: https://madison.craigslist.org/mcy/d/avoca-for-sale-1942-harley-davidson-wla/7115265367.html
  10. TinIndian, nice concise explanation.
  11. Yeah, I can't get the thing to pause. Can anybody help? There are some neat images there, but no way to really savor them.
  12. I'm afraid that a lot of guys won't use the emergency brake on vintage cars. If you don't know the history of it's reliability, there's always a chance that it won't release for you.
  13. Google Images, "vintage hearse": https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=607&ei=zcHDXrXZD4qUtAbVhLmgBw&q=vintage+hearse&oq=vintage+hearse&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQDDICCAAyBggAEAUQHjIGCAAQBRAeMgYIABAIEB4yBggAEAgQHjIGCAAQCBAeMgYIABAIEB4yBAgAEBgyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBhQ-QlYguwBYNb6AWgBcAB4AIABSogBvgeSAQIxNZgBAKABAaoBC2d3cy13aXotaW1n&sclient=img&ved=0ahUKEwj187if6L_pAhUKCs0KHVVCDnQQ4dUDCAY
  14. Take the solenoid apart and clean the contacts inside.