1970 and 1971 Camaro Horns

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by nasblu, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. wnmech

    wnmech Veteran Member

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    My 71 when I bought it in kit form had dual wires and connectors thru the radiator support should I assume that at sometime in it's life someone modified it?
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    If the car was in parts and had been modified, it gets difficult to know just what may have been done to it in the past. Inspect it carefully for clues of what might have been replaced and what may not. Check the wiring harness. If it had been modified, it should show up. I've never seen anybody modify the factory harness so it doesn't show.

    So, you can't assume anything at this point. Some good detective work on the car might help you figure some of it out, and the rest might always be a mystery.
     
  3. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    What is the build date of the car? If its very early its possible but highly unlikely it may have a leftover 70 front harness. Do the front corner marker lights blink with the turn signals? This was started in 71. 70's don't blink.
     
  4. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think member roeville pretty much summed it up in post #9.. 71 uses same harness and horn as 1970 Camaro but only uses 1 horn instead of 2.
     
  5. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Why do you think that was? Saving $$? I bought OER 1969 Camaro Horns for my 70. Nice and loud!!
     
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  6. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I would say going to 1 horn was definitely done for cost saving purposes. Actually starting in mid 70, Chevrolet/GM was already looking for ways to cut cost on misc parts.
     
  7. hogg

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    If like most G M parts, if two of something ,left part ends in odd num.,right side even num. if one, could be eather.Have i got this that right?
     
  8. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    After 1970, Camaro sales were dropping and GM started leaving off more things. The second horn was dropped in 1971. The dual ring taillamps were dropped from some of the options later. By 1973, the LT/Z28 didn't get the Z28 stripes anymore unless you ordered them. The old ways changed during the 70s to the new way.
     

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