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    Default For my next trick....

    Cadillac horns......

    Observe.....

    Trumpet
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpgorFRQrdU

    4note
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpGZ6gz1K78

    All electric, no air, louder than stock yet not stupidly so (at least in MY opinion).


    Apparently they take a good amount of of current to run. Now that I have the new alternator and the charging system figured out, I can do this.

    I'm actually wanting to run the old school late '60's-early '70's horns with the trumpet as opposed to the ones that came later. The problem with that is packaging and availability. I don't know if it's the sound clips I'm listening to, but the older ones sound a bit different as well to me. Is this actually the case? Never heard them back to back in person to compare......

    I'm looking for some stock horn wiring diagrams for the following vehicles:

    1987 Mercury Cougar

    1969 Cadillac Fleetwood

    1990 Cadillac Fleetwood



    I know the 4 note setup consists of the following notes: A,C, D, F

    I was wondering if anyone knew what the notes were on the older setups a la 64-72?
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    What about the horns from a Mark VII? The horns on my Mark VII are louder than the ones on my Thunderbird. People think it sounds like a yacht .
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    AFAIK, the Lincs just had standard high and low note horns..... They might be different notes than the stockers on the Catbirds.....

    Still this is more impressive to me.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3e5BCE9zFI


    Also, a little history: http://www.delcoremyhistory.com/Products/horns.htm
    http://www.61-62cadillacs.com/forums...read.php?t=750
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    Basically you want a freight train horn? The Cadillac horns "should" work. I probably is just a couple wire hook up like the stock horn.

    Now if you want to be stupid the Nathan K3LA sounds awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REgew346TGw
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    I'd actually prefer to have the old school sound that I BELIEVE is the high/low standard horns and the 9 inch trumpet. There's a set up on eBay right now but its overpriced for the condition in my opinion.
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    I'll stay with the horns the Sport was born with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM Renzo View Post
    Cadillac Trumpet horns is what i use.

    Like I said, I THINK the particular set I'm looking for is the standard Hi-low with the 3rd horn which is the trumpet. I know there are a few different trumpets as well, the unicorn being the 24 inch long from what I believe is the '62 Eldorado Convertible. Most others were the 9 inch style trumpets. They sell the later 4 notes (the 4 conch style) on Ebay for about $70 refurbished and with a warranty.

    FWIW -- Here's a 24" trumpet for sale.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-24-DELCO...8ef45c&vxp=mtr

    From what I understand, this is a killer price at $450. I'll go with the 9 inch. It'll suit my needs, can be found for less, and I will not have taken a bit of history from one of those who want a perfect restoration of a Caddy.
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    Just made an offer on a 4 note setup on Evilbay. *Fingers crossed*
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    A friend was doing some work on a co-worker's 1974 Impala 2dr coupe, it had a "snail"-style modern type horn, but it was BIG (about the diameter of a CD) and he scared me by hitting the horn while I was leaning over the header panel checking out the engine bay. That horn was not like a locomotive air horn but was WAY louder than any typical late 80's or newer horn. My stock Cougar horn seemed absolutely useless compared to this thing...
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    Probably the dual snail with a trumpet setup. Caddys had it until the late '70's I believe. I know other GM products received it as well.

    My offer was declined, yet the item "sold" within minutes of my offer being declined. I'm guessing the seller took the item down and will relist it without a "make offer" option.

    Guess I'll keep looking.
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