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What sound better, vacuum or electric wolf whistle?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by alex1954chevy, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. alex1954chevy
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 252

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    i want a wolf whistle. should i spend the extra cash for a vacumn one or go with an electric one?
     
  2. Vacumn --- You can make it droll with a little practice
     
  3. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Wolf whistles ain't wolf whistles if not powered by vacuum.
     
  4. zorch
    Joined: Dec 7, 2005
    Posts: 217

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    YOU'RE KIDDING, RIGHT? The electric wimp things make a kind of canned squeak, A well-oiled vacuum whistle not only makes a right shriek when yanked, but if you get good with it you can get all kinds of cool sounds out of it. The difference is like the difference between a popcorn fart and a four-burrito, twelve-beer next-morning jockey-juicing maggot-gagger.

    For my money, and I've spent a lot on wolf whistles, get a vintage Yoder or FLASH unit. They're on ebay all the time. The Jubilee whistles aren't bad, but they don't really feel like the quality of a Yoder or Flash. Cheaper construction. Some Jubilees have a plastic bell and some have a metal bell. If you got to go Jubilee at least get a metal bell. There were some other brands as well but you never see them and when you do it's long money.

    I have taken Yoders apart and used fine grade lapping compound on the valve and seat to ensure a seal. I think that's overkill unless you have a real leaking problem, and now I'd just replace it, I think. I also find you have to take the little siren unit out and oil it at least once a season. A nylon stocking as a filter might help that, I dunno. I's not exactly a big deal to pluck the siren out and dribble some 3-in-1 into it. Somebody makes filters, I believe.

    Anyway, forget the cheezy electrics like they were never there. Go vintage. Operate the good vintage whistle with a well-greased choke cable. Drive happy. :cool:
     

  5. ^ well put.

    dont be fooled by the re-pop vac ones that a few places sell. they are cheaply made, some even made out of plastic. and the actual siren chopper thing itself is pretty cheezy.
     
  6. screw the whistle, a set of open headers will get everyone's attention!
     
  7. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307

    onlychevrolets
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    VACUUM...is the only way to go..... kinna dorky, but the vacuum was the way they where.
     
  8. I'm witcha on that 1.
     

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