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Old 11-03-2009
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HELP!!!!!!

ok guys! time for another mod!!!
i was looking around the shop and found a Co2 tank and i thought it would work good for a train horn! and once i get my set up then eventually invest in a tank and compressor...
but any way i was wondering what all i would need if i have a horn off a peterbilt and my Co2 tank?
i have used the search button..... but i didnt find what i was lookin for

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Get a bigger tank. That horn will drain the Co2 one in a few seconds.

Find a electric quick release valve, like in a pipe organ, and use that to blow the horn using your factory horn wiring.
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the bottle is a 50lb cylinder (about the size of a large N02 bottle) which i think will last a decent amount of time?
plus sense my dad works for AIRGAS i get real cheap refills

and do you know where i could get a valve like the one you speak of?

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50lb tank.. Geez dude how are you planning on mounting that?
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you wanna get a compressor so you dont have to worry about getting refills.. but make sure you wire a on/off switch for your compressor so it only fills when you tell it too.... so after you blow your horns you compressor doesnt start making a ton of noise and give you away!
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50lb tank.. Geez dude how are you planning on mounting that?
thats another plus with having my dad work at AIRGAS.... lol they sell a cylinder mounting bracket that i modified to hold the 50lb-er

its vary similer to the ones they use to mount nitrous bottles
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you wanna get a compressor so you dont have to worry about getting refills.. but make sure you wire a on/off switch for your compressor so it only fills when you tell it too.... so after you blow your horns you compressor doesnt start making a ton of noise and give you away!
thanks thats a good idea! ill keep that in mind when i get my compressor!
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or you could just run a governer that turns the compressor on when it senses pressure is low and cuts it off at the pressure you set
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and do you know where i could get a valve like the one you speak of?

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other than ebay? lol sorry i have the worst of luck with it

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hey guys i was thinking while at work last night about what i could do for an air supply when a Lincoln with air suspension pulled up and i thought would i be able to take the compressor and electronic valve out of that and make it work?
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Maaaybe... I dunno if that valve will release fast enough.
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not sure but i know i took an air suspension compressor out of a ford thunderbird and it could not pump up a tire....not sure how much air pressure u need but i doubt the suspension one will work.
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how about a compressor that i can get from the JY?
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ok guys heres the progress!
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any body have an idea on where to mounting my chain type pulling valve for my horn?
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