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Re: What Horn

Postby roy666 » Sun 29.04.2018, 13:26

Hi - Just resurecting this one. Had to use the horn in anger for the first time in a long time yesterday. God, I was embarrassed! It's the most perthetic sounding horn ever... and it really scared the White Van driver..NOT! There must be an alternative horn that fits in the horn postion, and loud/sharp enough not to require any fancy compressor or wires. Any suggestions please? Mike
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Re: What Horn

Postby Elanlover » Sun 29.04.2018, 14:44

I replaced mine many years ago. There are soooooo many options on ebay that you could spend all day looking them over. Good place to start.
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Re: What Horn

Postby Saltire » Sun 29.04.2018, 18:05

Fiamm horns have been around for a long time and are well regarded. There’s a good selection on Amazon as well as eBay. You can even fit compressor-driven air horns if you wish, which will make a very satisfying noise.

Note that it’s illegal in the UK to fit horns which play a tune, so any thoughts you may have of creeping up behind an unsuspecting pedestrian and letting fly with a blast of Bach are, I’m afraid, out of the question :wink:
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Re: What Horn

Postby roy666 » Sun 29.04.2018, 18:58

Ok thanks guys.. seems straight forward. Sounds like the Stebel NAUTILUS COMPACT is the one then. M
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Re: What Horn

Postby peteoddcar » Sun 29.04.2018, 20:15

So All,
I’ll share the reason why the M100 has a pair of twin electric horns from the GM parts bin ( Omega I think) Lotus were using Fiamm air (twin) horns till around 1984, then Hella came along with a really good product so they fitted them as they were much more cost effective.
Within a few months a warranty issue was becoming apparent- the Hella units did not like the cold weather.
Compressor was the cause.
Fiamm horns re instated on Excel and Esprit
Elan could not afford to fit Maserati
So reliable GM units installed.
Wire sizes and relay will run a compressor system if in good order. :D
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Re: What Horn

Postby Elanlover » Sun 29.04.2018, 20:46

roy666 wrote:Ok thanks guys.. seems straight forward. Sounds like the Stebel NAUTILUS COMPACT is the one then. M


That's exactly what I installed.
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