Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Silver City, NM
I've been really disgusted with the meep meep Roadrunner horn on this thing, then saw Larry31's web page with the new horns. I ordered a pair from Harbor Freight - same part number as Larry and they came in last week. It was somewhat of a hassle reaching parts of it but finally got them in and tested them. Gave a short, really loud blast, then started to mumble, like they had a pillow wrapped around them.
Make a long story short, I found that the horns need to be mounted in rubber so they don't make solid contact with the frame. Hmmm........?? The mounting studs are too short to do much with, so I turned to some desperation engineering that I learned years ago.
I cut rubber washers from an inner tube, then put a dab of Gorilla Glue on the male threads and another dab on the inside of the nuts. Screwed them on so there's a little slop in moving the horns, then walked away and left it alone for a few hours.
Came back to test it and the nuts are not move-able without a wrench and past experience has taught me that the Gorilla Glue will hold them forever.
The horns ?? Oh, yah, the horns.......they REALLY blast. I'll wake those sleepy fools on the highway up now, you bet. Many thanks, Larry 31.