One item, though, that I discovered during my engine bay clean-up was the dirty/oxidized condition of the OEM horn, which is actually two horns - one for high pitch and the other for low pitch which together generate the following sound:
During my "engine bay refresh" I discovered that the horns, while they still work without issue, looked horrible.
|The "lo-tone" one on the right, I sprayed with Rust-o-leum paint as an experiment.|
So of course I did some research, and found someone in Japan who was even more OCD than me:
This guy tested over 70 car horns, mainly aftermarket. As a result, I decided to stick with a Nissan aftermarket part, the "Nissan Sports Horn." The one I found was offered as an accessory for the Z34 Fairlady Z car.
|So I ordered and a few days later...|
|Each one comes wrapped up like this.|
|As you can see, much larger than OEM.|
|And the horn elements are encapsuled in a nautilus shaped black plastic|
|Interesting, grounding by way of the bracket and bolt does NOT work with the Z34 horn. At least when I tried.|
So what do people think? Yes, not one of my best posts, but I think when you see the before and after photos of what I've done, you might be impressed. Patience my friends as I get around to taking Speedhunter quality final photos...
I think original horn sounds more natural. But the new horn sounds more unique. Won't even thought that it is from an ordinary car if I heard it. If it is about more pleasant to the ears, I think the Sports Horn will be the one.
I've been reading back your old posts since the beginnings of this blog recently when I am free. Very interesting read and looks like I have a lot to catch up to. Learned a lot too about RB26DETT from here.
Many thanks for the comment and I'm so glad you like the blog!
Always happy to come back to the blog, and see a new post! I have also considered doing a horn upgrade, though I tend to lean towards the Hella horns. Any particular reason, you decided to stay with the OE/Nissan horns instead of a horn setup such as the Hella?
Why is this Nissan sports horn black? The one we got was silver with some nice “Nissan Sports Horn” printed on it. Anyways, how are you Aki? Hope you doing well. Me and my BNR still here doing ok. 😸
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