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Old 10-01-2005, 09:23 PM   #11
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......$2400.00.....I got hooked up for about $150....call GOAirHorns they are listed in the Links section of this site and have them hook you up with a reasonable sounding device.....geofkaye
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:20 AM   #12
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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


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www.trainhornsnow.com
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #13
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Those look like some great train horn kits. What about something for a truck conversion that already has an air system built in? I tried to search around your site and only found complete units with compressors and tanks. I would think the horns themselves would be the least expensive part. I bought my 4 trumpet train horn on ebay for I think about $100. It's pretty loud but I'm sure not as loud as your stuff. I like the sound of a train horn but I had 26" and 29" Hadley's on my previous rig and loved the yacht sound too.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:09 PM   #14
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...I've changed over time....I use only electronic horns now....140db is off a fire truck and a cop car is about 130 some......cheaper/tunable/selective and very reasonable $$$$ ....try GALL'S POLICE EQUIPMENT on the 'net.....I have done a lot of business with them and they are a no b*llsh*t operation......order on a credit card and it is in your mailbox etc in 3 days......very few companies can do that today!....geofkaye and the RIVERCITY GIRLZ......
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Oh no, Geof. There's just nothing like the sound of a true air horn. It's like electric organs at church. They kind of sound like a real pipe organ, but not really. It's not quite as bad as playing pinball on a computer compared to a real pinball machine tho. That's just freekin' crazy there.
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It's not quite as bad as playing pinball on a computer compared to a real pinball machine tho. That's just freekin' crazy there.
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....at almost 65 years old...I'm not really sure what I'm hearing when I hear a toot...might me me! Anyway in this market the margins are so small that one has to look at all alternatives If the customer wants air horns and is willing to spend the extra dollars.....a small Gall's unite is around $300 retail...air horns will be double that and the labor is 3 times whereas install of a electronic unite is an hour at the most....finding the soldering iron takes the most time...everything else is plug and play.....geofkaye and the Rivercity Girlz wiring another SUPER INSULATED HOUSE this weekend.....{CAUSES ME TO SAY THE ''F'' WORD A LOT]
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Oh no, I don't know where you're buying those gold plated titanium diaphram horns. I got my Hadley's at a truck parts store for $50 each. I put those on my 32' Allegro gasser so it had no air supply system. So, I bought a very nice 12v air compressor on ebay from one of those places down south that puts air bags on old Chebbies to drop em down for cruizin. That cost me $129. A 7 gallon air tank from Walmart for about $25. The 12v air solonoid cost me $30 at Catco. Some air tubing was about .12/foot. Wire the solonoid to the original horn wire. Plumb the tank to the compressor and solonoid and horns. Voillah. I also put a piece of rubber air hose with a quick disconnect in. Then I kept a piece of 50' rubber air hose in the storage bin. There, I'm all set to properly inflate the tires, fill the bike tires, and I have a nice supply of compressed air to stoke the bonfire with at the camp site. No more hands and knees blowing my lungs out to get it going.

Now, my t/c is a Freightliner FL112. It came with a stinky little single air horn on it. I went on ebay and bought the train horns for about $59 (got a blemish unit). It even came with a 12v solonoid that I didn't need since the stock horn already had a lanyard valve on the truck. Unscrew the stock horn. Bolt on the new ones. PResto! Get outa my way, a train is comin'! Yeehaw.
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If anyone is wanting to trade something for a set of train horns, I have a three horn set. I got them from a buddy who works for CSX in exchange for rebuilding his transmission. They are stupid loud at 90 PSI.
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I never had the urge, but a lot of truckers have train horns. You can buy authentic Leslie and Nathan Air Chime horns the same as on locomotives on ebay or from the manufacturers for around $700.00 a set more or less. The Leslie 5 bell horn, I forget the model #, is the loudest and has a really good sound. Very historical train horn and there are lots of them around for sale. It always aggravated me when idiots would blow those things around truckstops when I was trying to sleep.
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