Ive been talking to a guy who works on the ferrys and trying to score one of those horns
Good luck on getting that. Ferry's usually have brass horns Made by Kalenburg, Leslie. They will indeed will consume a big volume of air. The K3La, American tune. K3L, K3H Candian tune. L meaning low mainfold H meanig High manifold. Yes K3La is louder then the K5La. The chrome truckers 3 chime that is sold all over on E-bay, or other vendors on here. Blow the same chords as the 3 chime Nathan/Airchime K3La.But not as throaty. Yes we all love the mighty K5La as do I own a few. As Matt stated the Leslie supertyphon 3 and 5 chimes are quite nice too.
I used to have leslies 3 chime and they are SUPER loud but they sound bad.
Probably had bad or dirty diaphrams or seats are bad. can be rebuilt and cleaned.
hey guys i have a set of horns on my truck but just dont feel like they are loud enough, what are some of the brands out there? ive got siege engineering konk mk 2's right now but want them to be louder....
I put a set of them on my buddies truck and had to send them back 3 times to get them fixed. 2 bad solenoids and one had bad horn diaprhams.
If you over blowsome horns they will ruin the diaphram and will sound like #### or squeel or just push air right on thru.
email me and I can get you some for a decent price.
Are they new? fresh hot off of a train?
Most people skimp on the supply line and solenoid.
Yes they do. Real train horns work best with 1/2" air line but will blow on 3/8" anythng lower will starve it.
Anyways if you intend to go with the real train horn route you will atleast need five gallons of air to get a good blast remember its quanity of air not using very high air pressure to blow the horn thinking it will be much more louder. (Diesel air horns are rated up to 140psi, though work nearly identically on 125psi.)
I have been collecting and restoring horns for a long time if anybody needs help let me know.