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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-2009, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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I have uploaded the Nathan Train Horn pics in the Gallery. They may be a little more easy to find there. Should be able to find them by searching, Train Horns, Nathan, K3 or Trainhorns. I cannot begin to explain how much joy these things can bring. At least for the person pulling the lever.
I have no idea how to copy them from the gallery to this post. Still need to take a couple of more pics of the tank and compressor which are also concealled underneath.

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I think someone was just asking about a lever like that.

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Where did you get that lever?

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I bought the valve/lever on Ebay. You can usually find on on there. You can also get one from airhornsoftexas.com. This is a Graham White 353 Series copy cat valve. You can search on Ebay by train horn valve or Graham White valve usually find one. The one I have is the copy cat version. I have had both and there is really no difference in performance. They both make you smile when you pull the lever, . This is the same valve that they put in locomotives. It worked out really good, as I ran my 1/2" diameter air brake style hose straight back thru two drilled holes in my console then thru the floor board inside my console.

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It's a no-no to drill through your frame flange like that. If you do a lot of hauling I would keep an eye open for cracks forming. There is a formula on where to drill through c-channel frame rails. You can clamp to the flange all you want just not putting holes in it that didn't come from the factory. You may never have a problem but it is risky if you work your truck hard.

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Mechanical Engineer here. There is no reduction in load capacity or stress concentration points or stress risers that are more conducive to cracking due to the 3/8" holes that were drilled thru the frame for the horns. This of course is based on some finite element analysis done thru a solid modeling program, however there are some stress concentration points that show up around some of the factory holes when the frame is "heavily overloaded". I don't do any heavy hauling with my truck, but even if I did there would be absolutely no risks associated with these holes, but thanks for the concern.

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