troopy not very horny

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 17:58
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Every time it rains and I press the horn the noise comes through the radio like a heap of static. Obviously a short some where but I can't find it.Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 18:13

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 18:13
boo boo,
Only drive when it is dry.
Don't use the horn in the rain.
Turn the radio off.
For the size of the Troopy it should have a good horn, not the poor excuse that they have as OE.
I think I will do a Roachie and go for air horns or I do have a old hand Kalxon horn in the garage that I just might get up and running.
Sorry I can't help with the static through the radio but someone might be able to help.
Wayne
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Follow Up By: WheelTravel - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 18:16

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 18:16
Hey wayne...

12volt marine horns are they way to go IMO.

I have heard many ppl's air horns fail when wet... so BB mounting is no good. The marine horns have fully sealed electrics...

And yes... the Original Troopy Horns sound like a dying cow!

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Reply By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 19:03

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 19:03
would a packet of viagra help?
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 19:16

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 19:16
Nudie ,
Can't you ever be serious . You and Gramps are a bl00dy disgrace .
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 21:26

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 21:26
there are also some others......
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 15:35

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 15:35
willie...would a rain coat be better....an ansell one of course.....after all its not horny only when its raining!?
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Reply By: howie - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 23:09

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006 at 23:09
the obvious answer is , don't press the horn when it's raining but...............
the sensible answer is to fit a hyclone.
not everybody realises that when the weather is a little inclement, it is due to high and low pressure systems affecting the barometric pressure. this in turn affects the air which passes over the horn. have you ever tried to shout to a mate when he is upwind?
the fitting of a hyclone directly over the horn (must be at 90 degrees to the flow of air to achieve optimum results ) will smooth the air flow and hence improve the horn efficiency
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 08:30

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 08:30
I'd have to disagree, I think it should be a shoo roo that should be fitted into the wiring somwehre bewteen the reversing light and the main battery, this in trun will allow appropriate current draw to minimse the static coming through the radio. That way, when you see a Roo on the rod and you press the horn, the Shoo Roo lights up and the radio doesn't squawk.. .. :)
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 12:20

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 12:20
geesus guys....where did you learn all of this stuff
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 15:03

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 15:03
Howie we learned yesterday how useful the Hyclone can be with a shagged turbo. Probably would not have been shagged if there was no Hyclone there but still. Best not decry them but put on a Fitch or better still one of those things Brocky was flogging years ago that assured the molecules were in alingnment going throuh the filter. Will scare the roos out of the back paddock faster then Shu-Roo......

Oh, wasn't that the reason to have the Troopy horn in the first place? Better put in Eric's doof doof speakers and there will be no animals for kilometres around.
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 08:27

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 08:27
the answer is obvious.. stop useing the horn and buy a sticker -


CAUTION HORN BROKEN: WATCH FOR FINGER
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Reply By: boo boo - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 10:22

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 10:22
I suppose when I get a flat tyre it's OK to drive on most of it, because it's only flat on the bottom?
I,m going to Adelaide tomorrow. I'll ask my brother inlaw the same question and post the smart arse reply he gives me when I get back. In the mean time I might go to an auto electrician
Thanks fellas for the one liners, most were very good.
Happy days Bob
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