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Old 10-06-2008, 03:12 PM   #21
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Today I started hooking up an air horn on my '88 Escort so now I'll be prepared whenever people blow at me for driving too slow to suit them. I'll just give them a blast of air. Didn't get it finished though, because I didn't have the wire to do the electrical and didn't want to drive 30 miles round trip to get it when I would be in town tomorrow anyway.
What air horn did you get? I've got a little guy on my Smart, for small cars and motorcycles. Compact Air Horn.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:28 PM   #22
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Today I started hooking up an air horn on my '88 Escort so now I'll be prepared whenever people blow at me for driving too slow to suit them. I'll just give them a blast of air. Didn't get it finished though, because I didn't have the wire to do the electrical and didn't want to drive 30 miles round trip to get it when I would be in town tomorrow anyway.
I'd love to find a locomotive horn for my Geo...barring that, I think I might just get a set of Cadillac horns for it. Anything to be heard!

As for what I did to my rides this weekend, I put $3 worth of gas (paid $40) in the Cad. Drove to LA and back.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:41 PM   #23
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:18 AM   #24
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I should have finished that abandoned grille-blocking project. It was cold this morning...
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:23 AM   #25
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Were you blocking the truck? I thought you already had a block in the VW.

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I need to do both. Once the roads get slippery I'll park the car and drive the truck every day, but for now as it gets colder I'm still driving the VW. I have to transplant the battery from the Buick, since the truck's battery died and sulfated (my charger refuses to even try to charge it, stupid "smart" charger) while I let it rot for the last month.

I only have an upper grille block in the VW, which covers almost nothing. There's a big gaping grille at the bottom with just the license plate covering it.

My truck needs pretty much the same grille block as yours.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:23 AM   #27
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LOL, sulfated batteries. I always buy the top of the line Wal-Mart batteries for my Buick as it normally doesn't get driven much and the battery usually doesn't last through the 3 year free replacement warranty period. Its normal for that car to sit for months on end as I normally don't drive it much, if at all in the winter. Since it doesn't have ABS or 4wd it does not move if there's the slightest chance of rain, snow, or ice. I bought one battery about 10 years ago and every 2 - 3 years they give me a free new battery. If you need any help or ideas I'm just a PM away.

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I did the brakes on my car, put some nice new rotors and ceramic pads with a bearing repack.

This next weekend I'm taking the fuel system apart to flow test the injectors. Car is running rough at idle and in neutral going down the road starts taching under 500 rpm and shaking the car.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:37 AM   #29
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What air horn did you get? I've got a little guy on my Smart, for small cars and motorcycles. Compact Air Horn.
It is just a cheaper model I picked up at Harbor Freight. It just says Super Loud Air Horn on the package. The sound level is 135 db and has each a high and low tone horn, compressor, relay, and mounting hardware. I don't know just how good it will be, but the original horns on the car sound like they are about shot.
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