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« on: February 04, 2016, 04:18:01 AM »

I would like an easier way to sound the air horn. Mine is the stock foot valve on the shelf to the left. It is back a bit, so it is hard and awkward to reach. Often I wish I could give someone a little hoot, but I don't because it is too much trouble. Is there a valve that I could mount up high with a rope that I could pull, like in a truck? Or I see hand valves in some catalogs that could be mounted within easy reach of the left hand.

What have you guys done?

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 04:45:54 AM »

Just hook it to the horn button on the steering wheel all it takes is the Hadley solenoid valve they cost about 40 bucks that is where I control my horn from I didn't like the foot valve but I didn't want the Lanyard valve with a cable or chain to pull either   
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 06:17:05 AM »

ditto.

All the new coaches are solenoid activated. MCI favours a button on end of turn signal stalk, Prevost has been doing steering wheel buttons, either dedicated or selectable between air/electric horns by a dash switch.

That stock heel operated valve can be moved, if you desire it in a different place?

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 03:50:18 PM »

i have a select swicth on the dash for a standard 3 note electric horn or my air horn. both which work off the steering horn. easy peasy.
actually thinking of adding a third one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 04:07:46 PM »

I always wanted a horn that mimicked the sound of loud squealing tires that sounded like you were breaking really hard.  I figure that will get the attention of people in front of you that may have just pulled out in front better than any horn.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 04:38:34 PM »

Lol. I always wondered why on earth the horn button was in a place that you had to basically act like you had to use the restroom to reach it. Weird. Awkward. Yeah, I definitely would have time to go through all that during a panick stop.


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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 07:00:18 PM »

I have two twin air horns on my roof. I bought two truck type pull valves. Mounted them side by side with a pull chain connecting the two. Now I can just pull the higher one, or just the lower one, or pull both sets to get a nice 4 tone horn. When it gets really bad, I have my push button solenoid operated train horn (which I have used many times). Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 07:10:48 PM »

Where can you get a train horn, that would be perfect for those idiots that cut in front of you and slow down. Grin
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