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Title: Air horn tie in
Post by: Ednj 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.


Title: Re: Air horn tie in
Post by: Mrbill4108 on April 29, 2006, 01:49:08 PM
Wow!! Who made those beauties?


Title: Re: Air horn tie in
Post by: El-Sonador 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


Title: Re: Air horn tie in
Post by: DrDave 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.


Title: Re: Air horn tie in
Post by: JackConrad 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


Title: Re: Air horn tie in
Post by: BJ 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


Title: Re: Air horn tie in
Post by: Dale MC8 on April 29, 2006, 08:09:08 PM
Yeah, blow that horn and adjust your seat at the same time.........lol
Dale MC8


Title: Re: Air horn tie in
Post by: Ednj on April 29, 2006, 09:11:49 PM
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.


Title: Re: Air horn tie in
Post by: DrivingMissLazy 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 = [url]http://http://www.berubes.com/p06.html[/url]
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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.
Richard
BTW, 5% to go to MAK.