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Old 10-01-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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I remember reading in an earlier post that you were looking for a powerful horn for your truck.

Mr Rogers says we're all special and have special needs...And Mr Roberts is a nice, well mannered man right?

Well, look no further. Your dreams can come true.

Video shows a person who installed a water ferry horn on his vehicle and drives around in crowded areas giving the local folks a blast of it.

Looks like it scares the hell out of them.

http://www.filecabi.net/v/file/ferryhorny/wmv


http://www.hornblasters.com
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:06 PM   #2
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You know as much fun as it sounds, the guy is asking for a ticket. I once had to go to court - and luckily won - for honking without emergency, or whatever that exact paragraph is called in Los Angeles.

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Old 10-01-2005, 03:09 PM   #3
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I just posted it for entertainment.

So we all have had our warning. Let's act like responsible, mature adults now. No premature or unnecessary blasting of your horns.

Not only will he get a ticket, but possibly a lawsuit if somebody got hurt because the horn scared them and they jumped and fell or whatever.

People, please use your horns responsibly.

This unit does look interesting. It's the most expensive and maybe the loudest?

http://www.hornblasters.com/products...=1&item=NAK5LA

Here's how the hornblasters.com site and his interest in horns all got started:

"I remember when I was 8 years old my father took me on an outing once to the Train Exhibit in Greenfield Village Museum in Detroit Michigan.

We spent the day there looking at these larger then life trains, they made me feel like a dwarf. Without prior warning, the conductor blew the horn and the sound felt as though it pushed me back 3 feet. It was such an Earth Thundering experience that I havent forgotten how it affected me to this day.

I saved my money cutting lawns and washing windows for years, and when the time finally came that I was old enough to drive, my father offered to help me purchase a car. I declinded and explained that I wanted a truck. And when I finally did get that truck the first thing I wanted to do was add a set of Train Horns to it like the ones I heard years ago in Michigan. After extensive research and testing, I found a manufacturer for the horns that met my standards. I've had them on my truck for some time now, and everywhere I go people ask me about them. Some years later I started Hornblasters Inc. We are the authority in 12volt locomotive train horn kits for your Car, Truck, SUV, Boat, or R.V. All of our products are made from the Highest quality materials available and will provide you with years of good useage."

Read some of the customers testamonials:

http://www.hornblasters.com/letters.php
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:24 PM   #4
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Oh, it was for entertainment only, I though you referred to a new style of "right of way" and "merging" lol

Well, in my case it did not help that cops who were on the szene assumed I honked at them cause they detoured traffic...

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Old 10-01-2005, 03:27 PM   #5
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Actually just checked the link you provided and read the following:

"The 5 aluminum bells can be easily reversed allowing you to project sound in both directions."

So it IS a safety devise. How you think tailgaters will react when they get the message? lol, they will fall back at least half a mile.

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Old 10-01-2005, 03:41 PM   #6
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Those train horns must be seriously loud.

I scare easy from noises that I'm not expecting so I understand the concept.

Let's see who will be the first member to purchase and install a set.

I haven't found anything about decibel levels at certain distances. Just found this: Over 140db @100 PSI on one of their units. Doesn't mention distance from horn.

Anyone know about sound?
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:45 PM   #7
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I'm thinking of pulling up next to the kids with the boom boxes in their cars, that I dislike so much, and give them a few blasts of the horns...sounds fair right?

Noise for noise, right?

But I might get shot in the process so maybe I won't do it, but it sounds like proper revenge.
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Dont know anything about sound, but Dollar bills...
$ 2,400 of them is a lot.
But then again, no money is too much for a safety devise, right?
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Originally posted by WalliK:
Dont know anything about sound, but Dollar bills...
$ 2,400 of them is a lot.
But then again, no money is too much for a safety devise, right?
That's right. A few blasts of a horn to prevent an accident from occuring but causing another accident because of the loud noise...The judge/jury would look in our favor right?

Maybe we can pull our resources together and buy as a team for 10-20-30% off.

Let's see, 30% off of $2400 then becomes $1800. Much more affordable.
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:06 PM   #10
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Those train horns must be seriously loud.
I haven't found anything about decibel levels at certain distances. Just found this: Over 140db @100 PSI on one of their units. Doesn't mention distance from horn.
They do mention it can be heard for miles and I don't doubt it:
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Now you can "Lay on it" Everything you need to be heard for miles. For the Utterly Insane, we now bring you this.
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