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Old 02-11-2011, 07:13 PM
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nice sounding horns

I'm looking for a set of horns that have a nice tone. Back in the ol' days we would get them from late 50's early 60's Cadillac. Three horns with a good sound. Most horns today sound like crap. Anyone know of something good that can be gotten at the junk yard. Can't buy Jag over the counter. Needs to be affordable.

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Old 02-11-2011, 07:17 PM
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Oogah horn.
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It's a Chevy A body not a Model A
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Repop Ahooga's sound like a dying cow anyway. need to get an original, and most are 6v.... a lot of the '50's stuff sounds almost hallow. '67-'72 Chevy truck horns sound pretty good.
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who cares what they sound like?? hornes are used to get other drivers attention, so they just need to be LOUD. for CHEAP/LOUD horns i buy the HF air horns for $12-15, not only are they loud, but they have a good tone. do i use them, almost never but like horsepower it is built into the car, when you need them (HP or horns) they are there. at your fingertips or your right foot. i like my horns and my HP even more in these days, but still hardly ever use them...how much HP is too much, when are horns to loud??? NEVER, more is better...
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:20 AM
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Oogah horn.
Yeah, got one in my 76 4x4! I get waves, smiles, and thumbs up.
The rest get the H**L out of my way.
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My ´86 Camaro horn drowns out all European tooters.
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I have these PIAA horns and do have to say that they are loud and actually sound like good ol' American car horns, not like Malc said, European 'tooters'. The nice part, they are small enough that they will fit in a fairly tight spot. Mine are mounted low down on an empty accessory bolt hole on my engine, RH side:

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Old 02-12-2011, 07:26 AM
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I have these PIAA horns and do have to say that they are loud and actually sound like good ol' American car horns, not like Malc said, European 'tooters'. The nice part, they are small enough that they will fit in a fairly tight spot. Mine are mounted low down on an empty accessory bolt hole on my engine, RH side: ]
So, you got a couple of blowers mounted on your engine EH?
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I have these PIAA horns and do have to say that they are loud and actually sound like good ol' American car horns, not like Malc said, European 'tooters'. The nice part, they are small enough that they will fit in a fairly tight spot. Mine are mounted low down on an empty accessory bolt hole on my engine, RH side:

http://www.amazon.com/85112-115db-50...7515367&sr=8-2
Two of the same or do they have a hi and lo
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there dual tone. 500hz and 600hz
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find yourself some old 6volt trumpet horns off an old caddy, one will be longer than the other, then fire them up with your 12volt system and put in the ear plugs. I have my original horns on my LaSalle fired up with 12volts,They sound sweet. when I use them they raise the bridge, you can hear them all the way into next week and once made the Train look.
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I got a matched pair at AZ that sound just like my son's suburban. I think they were less than $25. Real good old American sound. Plenty loud too. I'm surprised as I told the counter guy I'd bring them back in pieces if they didn't sound American. None of this beek bek stuff like my wife's Camery.
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nice sounding horns

Get a hold of one of the guys from Texas, they could get you some long horns (sic).

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There are two kinds of pedestrians:

The quick and the dead.

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There are two kinds of pedestrians:

The quick and the dead.

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Fortunatly, the taxi driver in San Diego was driving a ford this weekend.

Hit about 20 but didn't kill anyone.
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