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Immature Train Horn Idea...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    My roommate has a 98 Ram 1-ton w/ a cummins. Sweet truck, especially after he installed some airhorns :) Well I got the idea of trying to out do him by putting some K5LA train horns on my soon to be purchased K5. (http://www.users.qwest.net/~dumptruckin/forsale.htm) that link is for the horns. Now, I need ideas for mounting locations, as they r HUGE and compressor/tank ideas. Thanks, and by the way, I already know this is the most immature thing I have done a while so hang with me and I may get enough noise ordinance tickets to remove the horns.
    The horns are rated at 140dB at 3ft. with like 80-90 psi
     
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    Clicky...<a target="_blank" href=http://www.users.qwest.net/~dumptruckin/forsale.htm> horns...</a>

    How about on the roof...add some KC light covers to disguise them a bit though...[​IMG]

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    Uhhh. Never mind fella, I just found out haw fricking hard this would be. I need like a shop compressor to run the SOBs. Oh well it was fun tho think about...
     
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    You could go with a York onboard air set-up and a 5 gallon tank. It's a sweet trail addition anyways. Great for airing up tires and running air tools on the trail.

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    To make them operate right so you get enough air go to a semi truck junk yard and get the air switch and handle from a trailer brake valve. Use the lever and everything and it works great. You need about 90 PSI to blow a 2 bell and about 120 PSI to blow a 4 bell.

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  6. a guy had those at last years Mountain Mud Madness event. Frickin Loud!!! scared the crap of me when he hit em! yeah, you might get some complaints[​IMG]

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    My Bud has one of the horns off a Fire Engine that they use when going through intersections. Ineed to talk him out of that and get my onboard going. [​IMG]

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    i been scheming on this idea for a while. its nice to see some one else whos as immature as this 44 yr old kid

    hell yeah, im drunk! what do ya think, im a stunt driver??
     
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    a guy that used to work here had a mickey-mouse set-up in his big dodge. he had a (i don't know capacities) medium to large compressor in the bed, not running. he'd refill the tank, or plug it in, or whatever, between driving.
    he ran air hose through the split window, to a ball valve. air hose out the other end through the firewall, or a floor drain plug. don't know exactly where he mounted the horns, but that's the easy part.
    you might not be able to permanently mount it everything like factory, but you could definitely screw around on wknds and crap.
    i remember he'd even open-close-OOOPPEEENN-close the valve, sounded like a freakin train was ontop of you.

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    I thought about getting me a train horn for mine, but I fear the cost of them. onboard air is something I plan to get at some point anyway, so thats a step in the right direction for me anyway. at worst, I plan to get a 2 bell or 4 bell kenworth horn on the roof of my truck. I miss not having a horn, and need to make up for it with decibles for a while.

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    My dad has horns off of a train car mover on his truck.He got a small compressor from JC Whitney and used a fire extinguisher bottle for a tank.Its only good for about 2 to 3 good blasts.Its the best for getting peoples attention when then they do something stupid.

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    coult always use a 15lb C02 tank, that should last a while between fillups and you can air up and other things
     
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    See...I don't want a setup as <a target="_blank" href=http://trainweb.com/mdamtrak199/horns/truckrear.html>elaborate as this</a>....Those are the same horns I want...the K5LA's but I don't want to haul a tak that big around [​IMG] Do you think a couple "smaller" Tanks mounted in the rear run by a couple electric compressors would work?

    I am about to purchase (i.e. this week [​IMG], 11/13/2001)a 1987 K5. I am so excited. I has a 4" lift, 33's, Flowmaster
     
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    probably... I'd say try for the York compressor upgrade listed on the front page of CK5, and put a pair of long skinny tanks above your rear fenderwells or someplace like that.

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    oh my god whats with that dodge???? thats scary..

    anyways years ago my brother had an air horn setup on his ford ranger.. before he sold it I was sure to snag the horns but thats all I got..

    He was a cabinetmaker at the time and he would use a big CO2 bottle from work to power the horns..

    Lately Ive dug the horns out of the boxes and Im wondering whats the best way to run a valve/button ?? Where do I get it and what is it called?

    also-- whats the difference between a 2bell, 4bell, etc

    Im probably going to mount mine underneath somewhere or in the engine compartment.. As for an air source, I will either get a smaller sized C02 tank or a 3000psi compressed air tank and strap it down in the bed...

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    the number of bells is just that... the number of horn bells that come out of it. the K5LA listed on that page is a 5 bell horn, because it has 5 trumpets. most semi's have a 2 bell horn, meaning they have 2 trumpets on them. most trains have a 3 bell setup, with 2 facing forward, and 1 facing back.

    I think I;m going to go visit one of phoenix's biggest semi wrecking yards, and see if I can't get me a good sized, and decently priced set of horns for my suburban. while I'm at it, I'll see if I can pick up a semi compressor, and pop-off valve setup, and throw those in the truck too. I dunno where the best place to mount a giant air tank is on a suburban, but I suppose I'll find a spot for it soon enough... prolly do better to go for 2 `sausage tanks' as opposed to 1 giant tank.

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    I once knew a guy that had some lardge boat horns mounted on his chevy diesel truck. Don't feel bad, he needed a big tank in the back just to power the horns (with compressor.) His horns where almost 9ft long. Yes it was an eyesore, but he could "blow" anything off the road. GOPHERKILLER
     

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