Hope I didn’t get here too late! Ive been wanting to add train horns on my rig for awhile and have the capability to air up my tire and to be able to operate a blow off air chuck. I found these site after I ordered my kit from realtrainhorns.net. I ordered on eBay because it was free shipping.
I’ve read a few threads on installs on f250’s. I’m definitely not giving up my spare tire! I’ll be mounting on each side of the frame rails near the steps. I just want to be assured I bought a good kit with good components. Thanks in advance!!
Got the tank and compressor mounted in the bed, the bed is always covered with the bed cover and a low profile toolbox will sit in front of the tank and compressor set up. I used heavy gauge angle iron- grinded it down to bare metal and painted it with rust oleum flat black, used cad plated grade 8 hardware- washers, bolts, lock washers, and nuts. I left some room below for another 5 gallon tank when I’m ready.
Pics are with everything just sitting there, I just bolted it all up earlier today but forgot to take pics, I’ll be mounting the horns under the truck near the transfer case. I have to fab up a bracket to bolt to the trans crossmember to bolt the horns to. Hopefully that’ll happen tomorrow or this weekend, along with the wiring.
Also- I saw in another thread that when your operating at high psi to use locktite 545 instead of thread tape?
I think something is up- when I blew these eith my shop compressor at 140-150 psi they were much louder. Actually rumbled my ears! They just don’t seem as loud, they’re temporarily mounted inside the toolbox, but I’ve heard from
Several people that shouldn’t make a difference. I’ll Put the psi gauge on one of the ports tomorrow and see what psi the tank is sitting at before a blast. Any ideas?
Thanks, I opened the box, it’s LOUD! I just had the temporarily mounted in there, I’ll be mounting them under the truck this week. After having the wiring done I was chompin at the bit to go around blastin em so I just out em in there for the weekend.
I used Teflon tape, I wrap atleast 4 times around the threads and I haven’t knifed a leak yet- tanks hold pressure so far. I’ll keep an eye on it.
I have a 5 gallon tank for my P3’s, and also have a single Vaair compressor. I’m very happy with my system. I haven’t had a hiccup yet in the entire setup, been a few years through every climate and weather condition you can be thrown into in the USA.