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Offline Ednj

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Air horn tie in
« on: April 29, 2006, 12:54:46 PM »
Where is a good place to tie into for the air horn, on an MC-9?
My wife just got me this for my birthday (oh yeah).
I might need an auxiliary tank for these puppies.
I hooked them to my compressor and battery charger,wow are they loud.
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Offline Mrbill4108

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Re: Air horn tie in
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006, 01:49:08 PM »
Wow!! Who made those beauties?
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Re: Air horn tie in
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2006, 02:40:10 PM »
I tapped into a line in the spare tire compartment... pull your spare and crawl in... it will be right above you.

Others may have a better tie-in location, but that's the one I used.

Steve

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Re: Air horn tie in
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006, 05:09:27 PM »
Looks like TRAIN horns....

Maybe you wanna put a pull chain valve on that to "tweak" the authenticity a but...

I have a set waiting for me to pick up. Gonna make the old MC9 into " Old Number 9"
I have to look around now for a set of air trumpets off a fire truck or ambulance to make all the important noises...

There's a Harley around here somewhere with the train horns on it. I hear the guy's pipes then the horns occasionally.

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Re: Air horn tie in
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006, 05:26:36 PM »
Oopen the outside door under the drivers area, stick your head in and look up.  You will see the accessory air tanlk (about 6-8" in diameter and about 12-14" long). There may be a couple extra threaded fittings with plugs in them.  This is where we tied in our 2 pair of air horns. We have electric solenoid valves on these, but plan to use a ball valve when we add the train whistle for a morre realistic sound. Jack
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Re: Air horn tie in
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2006, 06:34:57 PM »
where did you get those horns? how much were they?  Hook up... if you have an air seat just tie into the air line

Offline Dale MC8

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Re: Air horn tie in
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2006, 08:09:08 PM »
Yeah, blow that horn and adjust your seat at the same time.........lol
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Re: Air horn tie in
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2006, 09:11:49 PM »
Yeah, blow that horn and adjust your seat at the same time.........lol
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« Last Edit: April 29, 2006, 09:23:01 PM by Ednj »
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See my picture's at= http://groups.yahoo.com/group/busshellconverters/
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Re: Air horn tie in
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2006, 05:41:34 AM »
Yeah, blow that horn and adjust your seat at the same time.........lol
Dale MC8
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.yeah and kneel at the same time,lol.
This is where they came from, same as the stainless polish = http://www.berubes.com/p06.html
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Check out the floor mount valve and stand.

I have a set of air horns going in an auction on 4 May. The solid brass train whistle shown in the reference ($275). Brand new, I never got around to installing them on DML. Make me an offer I can't refuse and I will pull 'em.
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