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the horn in my '82 wasn't working...


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#1 Spiffy

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 08:58 PM

I quickly discovered it was the horn itself... my roommate had this laying around so I did this...

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#2 soobmater

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 12:25 AM

airhorns FTW!!! haha i got a set of blue air horns just like those.

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 05:04 PM

How do you rig something like that up?

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 10:59 AM

How do you rig something like that up?


I second this, but your still psychaotic.:banana: :lol:

#5 86ruguy

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 11:18 AM

i put a set of highway horns on my 86:grin:

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 12:18 PM

I wanna get some air horns off of a train... I dont think I can get a compressor powerful enough in my subaru tho... not to mention those suckers are huge and theres no way I could hide em anywhere.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 06:32 PM

How do you rig something like that up?

You can buy aftermarket air horn kits. They usually contain a small electric compressor that you hook up with the wires that originally ran to the horns. The compressor then pumps air through the small air horns.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:36 PM

I wanna get some air horns off of a train...


Mount them on the roof. Use the air compressor from the adjustable ride hight Subaru models. Have to check the pressure that can make vs what the horns operate on... Get a small air tank (not sure how big it would need to be, but it would have to be tested...) Use a solenoid to switch the air tank to the horns when the button is pushed.. It wouldn't be able to blow them continually, but a few blasts should cover most uses.:grin:

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#9 Spiffy

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:48 PM

How do you rig something like that up?



I took about 6" of mounting strip (strip metal with holes) and mounted each component in every 3rd hole or so... 2 horns the little electric compressor that runs them, and a relay...

ran a fused wire from the battery via the relay wired to the original horn wire...

blew the horn fuse in the dash once but got it on the 2nd try... (:

when I was getting parts I saw a horn kit just like this one for sale at Mike's Auto Parts on Woodstock and 52nd... didn't catch the price...

...

just how big is an airhorn from a train?


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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:16 PM

2-4FT long

#11 Durania

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:59 PM

just how big is an airhorn from a train?


--Spiffy


Big enough to make an attempt at scaring stupid people of the tracks.

#12 Davalos

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:53 AM

Sweet. Thanks!

Are there really 2? Sure doesn't SOUND like 2! ... I bought a Harbor Freight "BadBoy" ... we'll see how it sounds ... Can I abandon one wire, or do i need to feed them both thru as a power-source?

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:57 AM

I had a horn from a tug-boat (I think) and it was obscenely loud. I lit it off in my neighborhood once.... I repeat ONCE..... yeah I'll never do that again :eek:

Didn't need a lot of air, but it was the second loudest thing I've ever heard - the first was a claymore mine I lit off about 30 feet from my foxhole.

Made those look like baby rattles. It was about 16" long, and about 6" wide at the (chrome) opening. Probably weighed 20 pounds.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:49 PM

I've got a set of these to go in the Brat once I get the spare tire moved to the side of the bed...
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It's a "Wolo Dixie 5-Trumpet Air Horn, Model# 430" AKA the "Dukes of Hazzard" horn. plays the first 12 notes of 'Dixie'

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:32 PM

I had the same problem... My stock horn was dying (high note was dead, low note sounded sick. So I resolved that problem!
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Hella Supertones are awesome!:banana:

#16 Davalos

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:11 PM

Hella Supertones are awesome!


heh heh ... "We don't need no stinkin' GRILLE!"

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:57 AM

I wanna get some air horns off of a train... I dont think I can get a compressor powerful enough in my subaru tho... not to mention those suckers are huge and theres no way I could hide em anywhere.


Train horns: $169.99 at the Pilot on I-5 exit 99 in Tumwater/Olympia :banana: If I owned my Freightliner I would install a set :clap:

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:09 AM

Huh? What?!?! :)




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