4REBUF wrote:Hi Tom,
This horn topic is high on my list of things to sort out as someone in my GTCs previous life messed up my horn setup completely. In my research I have found that all of the later 250 road cars seemed to have used the Fiamm Roadmaster horns. Note that I say seemed to have used. The comp cars often had Stridor horns. Anyway, the Roadmasters were used on the 250GTE, the Lusso, the Cabriolets and some early 275s and on your 330 America no doubt. The compressors were painted in wrinkle black with a smaller grain of wrinkle. This applies to the upper body and cap. The screws were standard oval headed natural steel, but I will use Stainless screws on the final resto. The plastic oil fill caps were all red are one piece so the tops tended to break off of the loop that held them in place. These caps are available from Mike Dunn. The horn trumpets had hammertone silver diaphragms and the two halfs held together with the same type of screws noted above. The horn trumpets themselves were painted a candy apple red and this has been the subject of endless discussion. Which shade of Candy Apple Red was it?? I am still trying to sort this one out, to get the right shade of red but in a durable paint finish. ie: not model paint. I should have mentioned that I think the compressor mounting brackets where just silver cad plated. I have a couple here and can take pics if needed. Everything was linked together with red plastic hose or tubing. This is also available from Mike Dunn. Some say the colour is a bit off. Also, I have seen some hose from the early cars that is red but also has a black Pirelli scrip painted on them. I have taken down the information for this script and plan to make a template or stamp to replicate it on the red hose. The hose was run to the two horns with a red plastic "Y" connector fitting. Anybody got one of these? I need it badly. The newer hose is stiffer than the original and is harder to slip fit on the metal ends of the parts so just heat the plastic abit with hot water to soften it when slipping them on. I have more to say but I am getting tired of typing. Clem.
Maybe we could do a little 'scratch and sniff'
Or do you call this in the US :the Pavlov effect ?
See pics below
Carello Craig will probebly comment.