2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Pickup Air Horns Sound Just Like TrainsDave Dam equipped his 2004 Ford F-150 pickup with 2 sets of air horns made from artillery shells.
“They sound just like train horns and can be heard a mile or more away,” says Dam, of Eau Claire, Wis., whose whistles were first featured in FARM SHOW’s Vol. 34, No. 5.
The new horns operate off a 100-lb. LP gas tank that sets on one side of the pickup bed. One set of three air horns bolt on back of a toolbox on front of the bed. Dam uses an air valve in the pickup cab to operate the horns. He can also use an antenna-based remote starting system to set the horns off.
Another set of air horns mounts under the cab and is operated by a foot pedal-activated air valve located under the floor mat.
“Both sets of air horns sound just like the horns on trains,” says Dam. “I have a lot of fun with them. For example, I blow them if I see someone running a red light at railroad track crossings. Or I blow them when locomotives go by, and often the engineer will toot back.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dave Dam, 111 N. Buena Vista Rd., Eau Claire, Wis. 54703 (ph 715 450-2943 – please call 6 to 9 p.m. Central time).
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