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    Have any of you heard how a model A horn sounds at 45-50 mph? I have had 2 close calls recently, One when a guy was coming into my lane and I had no place to go, the other in a parking lot with this jerk just backing out without looking and depending on a horn to warn him. Again I had no place to go because car behind me. I want a truckers air horn with a foot switch, any ideas?

  • #2
    Truckers horn would be air and a pump on your engine ? Go electric, Bob, with a foot switch and a gun with many bullets
    Model A's and of course the famous AA's


    • #3
      There are electric horns out there that sound so close to train horn that every time my neighbor uses his I jump and look for the train! Check your local truck stop. I think they are only 12v but if you are that desperate, the change over would be worth it. I have my "original" Spartan running on 12v and it seriously gets the job done at any speed.

      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


      • #4
        How does your horn sound normally? A good working A horn is pretty loud

        As with most clueless drivers any horn won't mean squat
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"

        Mitch's Auto Service ctr


        • plyfor
          plyfor commented
          Editing a comment
          Concur, our stocker with 12 volt resister can blow the roof off the garage. The antique sound will certainly get someone's attention if I lean on it.

        • carolinamudwalker
          carolinamudwalker commented
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          Mitch, my horn is fine for around town and people can see the car. I think maybe the sound is so foreign that people are confused and ignore it when they cant see it. Sometimes you have to experience the problem before you can offer sound advice, and I don't mean this in a nasty way so no offence.

      • #5
        The 2 stock horns on my Studebaker are 6 volts and the loudest original car horns I've heard.

        I also have a pair of horns that look like the typical long truck air horns, but mine work on vacuum, and they are loud.


        • #6
          I've seen guys use a finger instead of their horn.....maybe the horn didn't work?
          Twiss Collector Car Parts


          • #7
            My 40 Ford has the original long trumpet horns, with two tones. They sound like a semi coming down the road.
            As far as air horns, when I was a kid, my buddy had a 56 pickup with air horns mounted on the roof, and the chain inside the cab to operate them. They ran off an air tank behind the seat, which he periodicly refilled at the gas station.
            Eastern Connecticut


            • #8
              You could go to the pick a part and get some horns to hide under the splash aprons. Before I get rid of my old Caddy I'm going to pull those 4 note horns off.


              • #9
                All good options, thanks guys. hiding them under the splash aprons is a good idea.


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