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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2001, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Air horns?

Any of you guys have them? Looking for something fun to do with the old York. What should I be looking for, used semi truck horns or new from Auto Jerks? How loud are they and what pressure do they need.
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Re: Air horns?

I am running a set i got from a wrecked semi with a 12 volt sol valve so it works off the horn switch on the wheel not on a pull chain. I am running my air pressure switch at 120 lbs and the horns are plenty loud. i aimed my hornes down along the passanger fender to keep out water and dirt so far so good after about 6 months. good luck

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Re: Air horns?

I have an air horn from a -60 generator that I use on my Jeep. I also run the full 120 psi through it. I got a "Wolo" brand solenoid for it, it's very similiar to an ARB solenoid. The wiring is a no-brainer.
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Yep - I put them on when I moved to VA. That trek from Quantico to DC on I-95 was absolutely insane. After I got pushed to the shoulder by a tractor trailer, I decided I needed to call some attention to myself. Those factory squeakers can barely be heard in the cab with the bikini top on! I figured if the semi drivers can hear each other - then they can hear me if I get a set! It worked - and really got peoples attention in downtown DC and the liberal mecca of Chevy Chase village in Maryland! The horns are with the electric switch connected via relay to the horn switch. The horns are mounted under the hood on the drivers side, aimed down so the dirt, mud, and water doesn't collect. I plan to upgrade to train engine horns as soon as I can find a set. My half brother has a set (he's the train freak of the family) and at 90psi, they make your ear drums tickle standing 20' BEHIND them! Yep - that's the kind of horn I need!


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Here is what I did...
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I have best tone at 90 psi and more.
These really wake the people up while talking on the cell phone!!!
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So you bolted them right up throught he hood, Ricky? I have a set I pulled off of a semi, just can't find a place to put them. Where do you guys find electric solenoids? ARB or is there others out there that will work?

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At Trucks at Carlisle this past year, there was a company in Maryland that sells airhorns and install kits for trucks.
Was going to order one for my jeep, but found a used horn for cheap at the show instead.
They have many horns for sale, long short, round end, rectangle ends, compressors, air tanks, lots of stuff.

The have a website at http://www.ricksontruck.com/ , but not much info yet, just contact info for them.

I was going to get the horns model 1609, black (powder-coated i think). About 15" long for the long of the two horns.
install kit was #1730.

think they may have a 3 horn train setup also. If not, some company in NJ has a four train horn kit that is awesome sounding, like railroad salvage supply company, or something like that.

Prices have gone up from the maker, so not sure what they cost now, but they had bee about $36 and $29 repectively.
the install kit was so you can use a button, instead of a pull cord.

not sure what the compressor they sell are like, may just be for the airhorns, so may not be too suitable for airing up after a ride, but maybe they are.

Air tanks they had are kind neat, not the normal cylinder like Sun tanks, but more like a pancake compressor shape. Larger diameter circle, but not real high. (see attachment for shape)

The also sell a really cool conversion kit for full size trucks, so you can use 19.5 inch wheels and tires on your truck. The tires are actually semi tires I think.

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z50k2, very nice.

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Thanks... The air valve is a Wolo valve. I had to get it special ordered thru pep boys. For some reason Wolo would not sell it to me directly, or I think it was going to take longer?? Can't remember..They are mounted on the hood with stainless cap nuts.The grill really doesn't take away any sound either.They suer have been fun!!!
We were bringing up the rear on a Rosser trip and I walked up front to check things out (20 jeeps up) and My wife needed me for something so she just blew the horn. Guess who??? So the horns have good and a few bad...Ricky...seeya...

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