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Pat MacPhail
04-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Hello All,
Now that I have the '56 Superior back I snapped a shot of where the siren was mounted...can anyone identify the type of siren that was mounted here ?
The base of the siren would have a slope to it as this is the front of the roof.
Thanks for any info.
Cheers,Pat MacPhail
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/BelyeaTruckCo/SirenMount.jpg

John Royark JR
04-04-2011, 02:17 PM
Refresh our memory, is it a Cadillac, Pontiac, ETC?

Scott Crittenden
04-04-2011, 02:51 PM
Federal, smaller than a Q.

Pat MacPhail
04-04-2011, 03:02 PM
Scott,
Thanks, I will start looking at the Federal line.
John, My bad..Cadillac

Cheers,Pat

John Royark JR
04-04-2011, 03:26 PM
I looked in my Superior book and the Federal C-5 looks to be common, and I know from the C-5 I have thats what the holes look like.

Steve Loftin
04-04-2011, 03:51 PM
I looked in my Superior book and the Federal C-5 looks to be common, and I know from the C-5 I have thats what the holes look like.

The C6 was even more popular; it had a light in front (would've been a Propello Ray in 1956).

Paul Steinberg
04-04-2011, 04:12 PM
C6RB.. C6 Siren with brake and light in rear....

John Dorgan - Deceased - 1938 - 2012
04-04-2011, 04:24 PM
The same holes fit the model 66G, 66L, 67, 77G, 77L, 78, C5G, C5L, C-6 and all the variations thereof including rear lights, brakes, etc.
John Dorgan

Pat MacPhail
04-04-2011, 05:55 PM
I think the C6 is going to be one I am after..I like the look of that siren. I had a look at the switch panel and there is a brake switch mounted. Thanks for the help in narrowing this down. If anyone stubs their toe on a C6 that they are considering selling ,please PM me.
Cheers,Pat MacPhail

Kevin O'Connell
04-05-2011, 05:04 AM
Sorry to be the party pooper, but that isn't a Federal H5200 mounting pattern. Note that the footprint is a near-perfect ellipse. The widest point of an H5200 is at approximately 1/3 the distance from the front bolt hole to the rear bolt hole. The cable hole would be offset as well.

Pat, can you post a photo showing the relationship of this pattern to the top of the windshield? Also, can you measure the distance between the holes as well as their diameters?