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FOUND!! 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: February 03, 2021 09:50AM

Was looking to replace my horn button because of some stress / heat cracks on the face of it (Photo Attached). Realizing replacing it might be easier said than done. I'm not finding any assemblies that I can just snap on so some questions on my options;

1. Does anyone have a Corsa Horn Button in good shape they'd be willing to sell?

2. Is there anything I can apply similar to the glass repair products that would simply fill in these stress cracks without discoloring the whole thing?

3. I see Clark's has replacement inserts, does that include the clear plastic that is the main issue with my button?

4. If I do go the insert replacement route, what does one do with the retaining clips that appear to be part of the chrome ring? Past experience with stuff like this is as soon as you try to spread them they break off.

Unfortunately when someone drilled the retaining clip holes out for bigger screws they went all the way through the ring, so if possible I'd like to replace the whole thing. Given the results of my searching so far it may end up staying as is.

Thanks in advance,
Gary


Gary
1966 Corsa Convertible
Northern New Jersey





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2021 01:31PM by MattNall.

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: February 03, 2021 10:19AM

I believe I have several spare 66 Corsa horn buttons at home. I can check condition tonight.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: February 03, 2021 10:34AM

Same as '65? If so I have 2

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: February 03, 2021 11:36AM

vairygood Wrote:
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> Same as '65? If so I have 2


Buster, good question, I need someone else to answer that question.


Gary
1966 Corsa Convertible
Northern New Jersey


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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: February 03, 2021 11:37AM

isucorvair Wrote:
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> I believe I have several spare 66 Corsa horn buttons at home. I can check condition tonight.
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> Eric P.
> DeWitt, IA

Thank you, I'll send a PM with my contact info.


Gary
1966 Corsa Convertible
Northern New Jersey


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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 03, 2021 11:52AM

Same on both years.

If you have good chrome ring, Get the Clarks Corsa insert C8423 and Screws C8425. Gently grind away metal holding clips on ring. Then drill new holes for screws.

Repair Horn Button Retainers: Allows you to repair loose 1960-69 horn buttons held on by the bent metal retainers that are held on by rivets. You need a #35 drill bit and a drill bit in the range of 13-64"–17/64".

Al
Georgia

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: February 03, 2021 11:55AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Same on both years.
>
> If you have good chrome ring, Get the Clarks Corsa insert C8423 and Screws C8425. Gently grind away metal holding clips on ring. Then drill new holes for screws.
>
> Repair Horn Button Retainers: Allows you to repair loose 1960-69 horn buttons held on by the bent metal retainers that are held on by rivets. You need a #35 drill bit and a drill bit in the range of 13-64"–17/64".

If possible I'd like to replace my chrome ring. If you look around 8:30 on the posted picture you can see where one of the clip retaining screw holes was drilled all the way through. Thanks for clarifying the Clark's clips and need for drilling, makes sense now.

Gary


Gary
1966 Corsa Convertible
Northern New Jersey


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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 03, 2021 12:32PM

Locate a Monza button that has a good ring and swap a new Corsa button into it.

There are none at our Vair vendors, nor eBay. All eBay buttons are worse than yours.

You will probably have to post a WTB post on this forum to find one.

Al
Georgia

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 03, 2021 04:24PM

Fun fact: When I sold parts at a Chevy dealer in the '70s, the 65 & 66 Monza cap was NLA and it superceded to the 65-66 Corsa cap at the same price. Free upgrade!

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: CoCoCo ()
Date: February 05, 2021 03:15PM

I always "assumed" that the wood look steering wheel was stock on Corsa models but apparently that was not the case. At least based on pics I've seen in the last few years here.
The one for this discussion looks to be the standard black steering wheel, correct? Does not look like the one I remember my '66 with "wood" wheel.

Does anyone happen to have pics of all the '66 type buttons (with or without the wheels) next to each other by any chance? Would love to see them side by side.

Thanks

Paul

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: February 05, 2021 04:34PM

CoCoCo Wrote:
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> I always "assumed" that the wood look steering wheel was stock on Corsa models but apparently that was not the case. At least based on pics I've seen in the last few years here.
> The one for this discussion looks to be the standard black steering wheel, correct? Does not look like the one I remember my '66 with "wood" wheel.
>
> Does anyone happen to have pics of all the '66 type buttons (with or without the wheels) next to each other by any chance? Would love to see them side by side.
>
> Thanks
>
> Paul

"Wood" wheels were an option.

Should be pics in Clark's online catalog.

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: CoCoCo ()
Date: February 05, 2021 07:16PM

Thanks Robert. I'll check it out.

Paul

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: February 06, 2021 11:13AM

It seems that I read somewhere that you could put something like WD-40 on the fine cracks and it would wick into them and they would go away for awhile?

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 06, 2021 11:48AM

Gary - If/When you replace the center plastic piece, I could use it (cracks and all) for a particular project I am exploring. A Monza one would do fine.(Anybody?) I do not want to tear one apart that is usable, but if the Chrome is bad, or the face discolored, I can use some parts.

Seth Emerson

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: February 06, 2021 11:52AM

That is a "fun fact" Craig. Seems in the old days I saw many 65-66 Monzas that had Corsa horn buttons. I always thought people liked the looks of the C over the Monza emblems. Now I wonder is that was all that was available so they got Corsa horn buttons?

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 06, 2021 12:04PM

Tim - They probably told the buyers that the "C" stood for Corvair!

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 08, 2021 05:56AM

I have seen a lot of otherwise original appearing cars that had the Corsa button.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: February 08, 2021 06:09AM

I have a spare thats ok - sent a PM, but have not heard back?


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover - Got One!
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: February 20, 2021 01:07PM

vairygood Wrote:
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> Same as '65? If so I have 2


Thanks Buster for parting with on of your Horn Buttons! Much better than what I had in place.

Gary


Gary
1966 Corsa Convertible
Northern New Jersey


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Re: FOUND!! 66 Corsa Horn Button / Cover
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: February 21, 2021 09:58AM

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COCoCo
I always "assumed" that the wood look steering wheel was stock on Corsa models but apparently that was not the case.

Of all the Corsas I have worked on or seen over the years, a wood wheel was maybe on 10% of them. Not a common option in these parts.

It is more common than a three speed transmission, though.winking smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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