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Mike Owens
10-21-2014, 04:55 PM
Wanted to buy: Federal Beacon Ray 175 Hill Light with clear dome
Federal C6BR Siren/Light combo with mount for 1970 Cadillac Superior Rescuer roof in front of ambulance sign

Steve Loftin
10-21-2014, 05:57 PM
Wanted to buy: Federal Beacon Ray 175 Hill Light with clear dome
Federal C6BR Siren/Light combo with mount for 1970 Cadillac Superior Rescuer roof in front of ambulance sign

Points to ponder:

Are you sure you want the rear flasher on the siren? Normally these weren't used on hightops. What you probably want is a standard C6B. Either way, it should have a Solar Ray light to be period correct.

Superior used their own (adjustable) brackets for the 1965-70 models; these aren't easy to find. If you use the standard Federal contour mounting base on your car, the siren won't sit horizontally straight.

James Fischer
10-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Points to ponder:

Are you sure you want the rear flasher on the siren? Normally these weren't used on hightops. What you probably want is a standard C6B. Either way, it should have a Solar Ray light to be period correct.

Superior used their own (adjustable) brackets for the 1965-70 models; these aren't easy to find. If you use the standard Federal contour mounting base on your car, the siren won't sit horizontally straight.

So Steve,

I was told that as soon as you add the light to a C5 it becomes a C6 ?

True or False ?

I have a C5 (without Solar Ray) but with a steady burn on the 70....just wondering if it would be considered a C6 ?
Thanks in advance...:)

Steve Loftin
10-21-2014, 09:47 PM
Federal's C Series models were coaster sirens with 8" rotors:

A = no brake
B = brake
R = rear flasher

C4 - painted
C5 - chrome
C5L - stationary sealed beam in front, flash or steady burn
C6 - moving light in front; started with Traffik-King pre-war, then Propello Ray until 1958, and finally Solar Ray

The Cs have the sweetest sound and longest roll of any coaster siren.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj3do9qVZM8

Steve Loftin
10-21-2014, 09:50 PM
James and Mike,

This siren has the Superior mounting bracket I was telling you about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnk-TVyWX0M

This particular C is missing the stator (protective grille around the rotor), but that's an easy fix.

Steve Loftin
10-21-2014, 09:51 PM
...and here's a C5:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-m8zEukzLY

James Fischer
10-21-2014, 10:33 PM
Federal's C Series models were coaster sirens with 8" rotors:

A = no brake
B = brake
R = rear flasher

C4 - painted
C5 - chrome
C5L - stationary sealed beam in front, flash or steady burn
C6 - moving light in front; started with Traffik-King pre-war, then Propello Ray until 1958, and finally Solar Ray

The Cs have the sweetest sound and longest roll of any coaster siren.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj3do9qVZM8

Thank you Steve !
Glad to know I have a C5L...since mine has the badge missing....and as far as the mount I have looked for over 2 years with no luck....

John ED Renstrom
10-21-2014, 11:08 PM
I have a hill light, I could have a empty space on the shelf.

John Royark JR
10-24-2014, 11:41 AM
Steve, they do have a very long roll, the one on my 49 S&S takes 3 minutes to stop if running full speed.

Nicos Elias
10-24-2014, 08:57 PM
I have a hill light if you want, clear dome w/ 2 red & 2 clear bulbs.