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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:10 am

i recently found a train horn i missplaced about 2 yrs ago and want to possibly put it in my truck, it does have a 12v relay release, but i need a good compressor that i can install into my truck in order for it to work,


any ideas of compressors that work good?

ive seen some from 89 bucks and others that are like 200 bucks so what do i go for?
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Unread postAuthor: Heimo » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:29 am

wondering how legal a train horn is on a road vehicle where you live ...? (I know it is illegal on my side of the pond)
the problem I am seeing is other road users who might not expect such a loud noise from behind and you might give them a nasty fright and besides that when you scare people they react in unexpected ways that could lead to dangerous situations...
it is my opinion is that it is a bad idea in so many ways, and from a quick google search it seems it is illegal in lots of places in the US as well..
simply put, it may be a better idea not to fit that to your truck...
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:38 am

Heimo wrote:wondering how legal a train horn is on a road vehicle where you live ...? (I know it is illegal on my side of the pond)
the problem I am seeing is other road users who might not expect such a loud noise from behind and you might give them a nasty fright and besides that when you scare people they react in unexpected ways that could lead to dangerous situations...
it is my opinion is that it is a bad idea in so many ways, and from a quick google search it seems it is illegal in lots of places in the US as well..
simply put, it may be a better idea not to fit that to your truck...



i talked to my neighbor( local cop) and said you can have them, as long as you have a working horn on your vehicle, and you are good to go

but i still do need a good working compressor for the truck
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:38 pm

Just hook it up to your shop compressor and turn up the regulator until it sounds good. Buy a small pancake compressor that can fit in you toolbox and power it with an inverter.

Set the regulator to about what your shop compressor was putting out, and do not complain when the guy in front brake-checks you or drives like grandma for the next 20 miles.


I know a loud horn seems cool, but WHY??? At least tune it down to the sound level of a semi truck horn. That's within reason at least.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:46 pm

Fnord wrote:Just hook it up to your shop compressor and turn up the regulator until it sounds good. Buy a small pancake compressor that can fit in you toolbox and power it with an inverter.

Set the regulator to about what your shop compressor was putting out, and do not complain when the guy in front brake-checks you or drives like grandma for the next 20 miles.


I know a loud horn seems cool, but WHY??? At least tune it down to the sound level of a semi truck horn. That's within reason at least.


id rather have the right compressor then rigging something up

i want something like this http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en ... 4,s:0,i:94
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:48 pm

First the exhaust and now a train horn.

And you want us to actually believe that you aren't a douche?
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:53 pm

Without knowing the pressure and volume it requires I have no idea. I suggested a small shop compressor because it would probably have sufficient amounts of both.


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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:12 pm

D_Hall wrote:First the exhaust and now a train horn.

And you want us to actually believe that you aren't a douche?


i didnt pay for either of them, exhaust my friend gave to me in trade of some jeep parts and horn my brother bought and just gave it to me
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:13 pm

jsefcik wrote:
D_Hall wrote:First the exhaust and now a train horn.

And you want us to actually believe that you aren't a douche?


i didnt pay for either of them, exhaust my friend gave to me in trade of some jeep parts and horn my brother bought and just gave it to me


im not sure of the pressure or volume either
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:15 pm

jsefcik wrote:
D_Hall wrote:First the exhaust and now a train horn.

And you want us to actually believe that you aren't a douche?


i didnt pay for either of them, exhaust my friend gave to me in trade of some jeep parts and horn my brother bought and just gave it to me


LOL... Whether you paid for it or not is totally beside the point. You're trying to build the loudest attention whoring vehicle you can. 'Nuff said.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:19 pm

D_Hall wrote:You're trying to build the loudest attention whoring vehicle you can.
Coming from the guy who built the loudest attention whoring spudgun one can :D

Kidding of course, I share your sentiments towards this thread :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: evanmcorleytv » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:51 pm

D_Hall wrote:First the exhaust and now a train horn.

And you want us to actually believe that you aren't a douche?


jsefcik wrote:
jsefcik wrote:
D_Hall wrote:First the exhaust and now a train horn.

And you want us to actually believe that you aren't a douche?


i didnt pay for either of them, exhaust my friend gave to me in trade of some jeep parts and horn my brother bought and just gave it to me


im not sure of the pressure or volume either


jsefcik wrote:
D_Hall wrote:First the exhaust and now a train horn.

And you want us to actually believe that you aren't a douche?


i didnt pay for either of them, exhaust my friend gave to me in trade of some jeep parts and horn my brother bought and just gave it to me


First the exhaust, then the train horn, and now a double post? Douche.
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:38 pm

This is a spudgun and air cannon forum for christs sake. Yes its in the off topic forum, but seriously dude enough already. Find a truck or auto forum and ask your truck questions there!!!
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:50 pm

jsefcik,
Good grief man.......Were you raised by "The Dukes of Hazzard"?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:19 am

MrCrowley wrote:Coming from the guy who built the loudest attention whoring spudgun one can :D


Yeah, was that attention seeking siren really necessary... pffff...

:D :D :D
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