Aaaaaaaooooooggggggaaaahhhhh horn.

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  1. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

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    Got one of these on the van that was fitted by the previous owner.....

    Passed previous MOT's with it.....

    Made some enquiries and have been told it isn't legal....:Angry:
     
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    A claxon:Laughing::Laughing:
     
  3. American Dream

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    Yep....I guess so.
    B****** thing went through ok last year....Same tester too...:Doh:
    I knew multi tone horns were "illegal" but you can hear this thing a mile off.....

    Perhaps they think it is a 4 minute warning....:RollEyes::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Nukes away....
     
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    Strictly speaking they are not legal.
    Any audible warning device (horns, reversing alarms, etc) must be single tone, uniform and not strident.
    Klaxons qualify as "strident".....just a bit!

    Good fun to use when passing a bus stop, though. It's amazing how high people can jump!

    John
     
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    Fitted one to my MH. Always brings a smile when I use it. I can isolate it for MOT as it is a secondary horn. Upset a flash boy racer who had nothing to compete with its rasp, smiles all round when it went off
     
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    Cheers Guys....

    Had to fit a normal horn today after that.....:Doh:

    I see they are still selling the Air horns though...
     
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    like many things Steve.....legal to buy, legal to own but not legal to use. :Angry:

    leave the claxon on and once through the test just reconnect it.

    had one 30 years ago and the sound is fantastic.


    AARUUUUHAAAAAAH !!!!!:thumb:

    also had 'Dixie' horns...how sad is that :Blush::Rofl1:
     
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    can be two tone but must sound together as one note.....high tone and low tone.
     
  9. MAUBRI

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    Like the one I've got, lovely aren't they. Mines on a large red button as an extra, so MOT is normal

    Brian
     
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    used to have a klaxton horn on a 1971 beach buggy, mot place i went to always had a new trainee when i took it in, and he'd sit in the buggy, get the trainee to raise it up on the ramp and have him go under to check the underside, then he'd go through the lights, and pause over the horn button... waiting for the right moment to press it so the trainee jumped up and banged his head on the floor pan,

    one year he did that and the trainee jumped, his legs started whirling in mid air, and when he landed he ran out the workshop and down the street, and didnt come back for an hour,
    rekon he ran home to change his undies.

    i also had an electronic air raid siren as part of the alarm... the alarm warned you to back off if you got too close, 3 warnings and it went off,

    came back to a campsite once and a mother had a right go at me, her son had walked past the buggy being nosey, got the warnings to back off, but wanted to see what would happen if he didnt, when the air raid siren went off he bricked it and ran crying to him mum, as he thought it was the warning the buggy was about to blow up.
     
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    Remember travelling in the side-car of a friends outfit when an open sports car thought he would have some fun with him, overtaking dropping back etc.

    Finally we pulled alongside at traffic lights and my mate let rip with a lorry air horn mounted on the side-car. I swear the drivers eyes spun at the blast,:Eeek: but he did not play any more.


    Dave :thumb:
     
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    Absolutely. Many car horns work like that.

    What is not permitted is multi tone or musical horns.
    Emergency Services vehicles only.
    I once fitted Dixie horns to my daughter's tiny Fiat thing. I swear when I tried them out it went faster.
    John
     
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    The 2nd horn is passable in an MOT :Laughing:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjyUfV3W5zk[/ame]
     
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    Now THAT is some horn.....

    They'd probably fail it for being multi-tone.:Doh:Wouldn't do much for the fuel consumption though.....:Rofl1:
     
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    gazz Formerly "gazznhelz"

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    i'd love an american freight trains horn, but that ships horn is just amazing, sound that at the person in front who's not seen the lights go green, and they'd put a dent in their roof from jumping :)

    re: the single tone horn for mot thing, i wonder if new legistation has been brought in, as a few years ago all the chavs cars had 2 tone horns, not continous, but it played one not when the button was pressed, and another when released, a lot of trucks had them too, uk train horns,

    dont hear them much nowadays, so maybe they finaly cracked down on them,

    i believe in having a distinct horn, something that fits the vehicle, my iveco being italian has a pretty loud deep horn as standard, but my dads VW touran has a scooters horn, i burst out laughing when he uses it, and ask if his car is gay, it's such an efemenet horn for such a big car :Rofl1:
     
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    Just bought a "standard" horn to please the MOT Tester...:Angry:

    Me too....
     

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