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Old 04-25-2010
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Dear Folks,

I uncovered the bluebird yesterday, put the batteries in it, hooked it up to water and power. Let summer begin!

One of the things I've been meaning to do is replace the passenger side air horn, which had a run in with a tree branch last summer.

I've spent some time looking around the Internet for a replacement, with no luck. In a thread here I thought I saw that it was a Bell air horn. I found the web site but didn't see anything that looked like what I have (pretty pricey too).

These air horns are threaded and unscrew from the "round thing" (diaphragm?), so once I find a replacement it shouldn't be too hard to install.

Here are a couple of pictures. One of the broken one, and one of the remaining air horn.

Does anyone have any leads to finding a replacement?

Does anyone have a "thinking outside the box" idea for this rather cosmetic problem?



Thanks In Advance
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Craig, have you considered train horns?

http://www.electotronics.com/woloman...sor-120db.aspx

John F has a set and they sound like the real thing.
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Craig

Randy has or had some horns from the BB auction.
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Those look like they may be Grover air horns. (That's what was installed on my '85 and '87 coaches.) Reference here:

http://www.airhorns.com/products.asp...gantone_single



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I sold my horns to Mike H.
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I sold my horns to Mike H.
OH NO- so when Mikey stops by, my windows will break
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I've spent some time looking around the Internet for a replacement, with no luck. In a thread here I thought I saw that it was a Bell air horn. I found the web site but didn't see anything that looked like what I have (pretty pricey too).


They are BUELL air horns not Bell.

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How different 'Bird owners have resolved problems with the air horns on their coaches




Buell Classic Air Horn

Founded in 1912, Buell Manufacturing
specializes in producing high quality air horns

for emergency and personal vehicles, trucks,

boats, and industrial uses.
By combining unsurpassed sound with
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BUELL AIR HORNS-cata..> Classic Model 4600 found on page 5 in this pdf catalog.







How to repair your Buell Air horns when they don't make any sound, by Tom Meservey


After 362 days in Springdale Ohio we are finally going to be turned loose in the morning. We have watched (and protected) this Pappa Deaux Seafood Kitchen (restaurant) being built from start to finish. If in your travels you ever come across one, the food is worth trying. We are glad it is finished.



We started about a month ago, doing all the little maintenance things that needed being done after sitting here for close to a year. Chassis lube, systems checked, fluid levels checked, and everything eye-balled that could be eye-balled.



One of the things I discovered, and my Buell Classic Model 4600 air horns would only squeak. After asking the forum, and getting some good input, Jeff Miller wrote and said he had the same problem, and told me how to in great detail to disassemble the end piece where the brass diaphragm is. When the end piece is unscrewed using a large allen wrench, right inside is the diaphragm. The only thing holding it in place is the end cap so it has to be removed with care. The right one came off and inside resided another HUGE spider and elaborate web, complete with carcasses of dead flying insects. The spider by the way beat feet for under the diamond plating after I prodded it with a screw driver. The diaphragm consists of a round brass disc of about 1 1/2 inches across, with a L shaped fine wire that pokes through the round open center. On this rests a second round solid brass disc the size of a penny. When these come out together they can easily fall apart (as happened on the second horn). These were corroded together, and I cleaned them using #600 steel wool. The second horn had a wasp nest in it preventing the diaphragm for opening. When I took the second diaphragm out, it was stuck, and when I pried on it, it literally flew apart, bouncing of the awning. Peggy and I looked for an hour on our hands and knees for the little center piece. Then the idea struck me to come out at night with my 200,000 hand held spot light and see if the light would reflect off of it. I had it within 10 minutes, under a pallet of bricks. I could have made a new one with a penny though if I could not have found that one. Now I have nice loud, "here come the truck" air horns. I have specified Buell and the model number, because I think others are probably different. And as I found out from Dave at Buell, these horns are not tunable.



These forums have been good source of information and entertainment this past year. Whereas I had to be up all night anyhow, I would leave the postings for my early morning reading, some of the stuff would keep me in stitches and awake.



Regards.



Tom Meservey, USN (Ret)


'81FC33' headed for Charleston SC and Savannah






How to add screens to your air horns, to prevent bug nesting.

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John, what a coincidence about getting a post from Tom Meservey. he, also lives in SC and lost his wife a bit ago. I believe Tom paved the way with his exploits about "camping" in real cold weather.
Tom had his coach sold before Peggy passed and he retired from rving. He sent me a box full of BB shirts and since I have gained some weight- with no work, I have those available.
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Sorry, I went back and looked at your pictures and they are NOT Buell's like are on my'Bird.
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John, what a coincidence about getting a post from Tom Meservey. he, also lives in SC and lost his wife a bit ago. I believe Tom paved the way with his exploits about "camping" in real cold weather.
Tom had his coach sold before Peggy passed and he retired from rving. He sent me a box full of BB shirts and since I have gained some weight- with no work, I have those available.
Sounds like some good rally Flea Market material to sell, what do they look like and how much are they?
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