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Old 04-06-2015, 04:40 AM
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When I had the car, I tried a bunch of different sirens to see if they would fit, and the only thing that fit properly is what I installed. I should have cut that base out, relocated it to the other side, and then put the factory power steering oil cooler in. I don't know if they removed the oil cooler to put the siren there, or the cooler was left out at the factory. There is so much of that car that is a mystery, that you have just uncovered the tip of the iceberg.
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Success. Of note, the bolts on the middle are permanently welded into the frame. C4B should fit perfectly, meets Jack Pinner's recollection, and should be on the way...

The extra hole used for the 2-hole base with a new bolt newer than the others? Mystery solved, Paul later recalled having drilled that to put in the Model 28 and later 76B he had in there.
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Closing the loop on this topic - C4 thankfully arrived and installed. Actually a pretty tight squeeze on its own. NO WAY for Q1B, Jack and Tom Pinner actually looked at that area in Houston and remarked similarly. They don't recall the siren being a doubletone (e.g. 76B) - just that it was Federal and had a brake. Thus, C4B is probably THE correct answer or as close to it as I'll get.

Waiting on the brake and grille to come in from the source of the siren. Until then - an open front C4A it is! It's sad to see a "mute" ambulance.
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Knowing the car as well as I do, I know that there is a lot of flex in the "shelf", and when that siren starts to twist from the torque, there is a good chance that it is going to be hitting the radiator. I would turn it 180 degrees, so you get it away from the radiator, and more importantly, you get the power cable away from the radiator also.
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I'll keep my eye out for a correct mounting base for this siren.
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What does the correct base look like?
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Hi Steve. Unfortunately, a two-hole base (ala 28, 76, C4 series) will not fit the "shelf" the siren is mounted on. Paul actually drilled an extra hole so he could put one in.

Whatever was there originally mounted with a 4-hole base. See above discussion.
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was there a 4 hole fender or roof mount for this series of siren?
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Closing the loop on this topic - C4 thankfully arrived and installed. Actually a pretty tight squeeze on its own. NO WAY for Q1B, Jack and Tom Pinner actually looked at that area in Houston and remarked similarly. They don't recall the siren being a doubletone (e.g. 76B) - just that it was Federal and had a brake. Thus, C4B is probably THE correct answer or as close to it as I'll get.

Waiting on the brake and grille to come in from the source of the siren. Until then - an open front C4A it is! It's sad to see a "mute" ambulance.
I can't tell from the way that C4 is sitting how you've attached it to that base, as that base is for a C5G, 77G or 66G siren. The pedestal base on your 28 would be much better. The C4 is an excellent choice for what you're doing, and I've seen a few Cs that will outcoast a Q. However, I've seen a couple of S8 and S8B Siro-Drifts that would outcoast either.
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