Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.



Go Back   Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc. > Professional Car Discussion > General Discussion Forum

Notices

General Discussion Forum For the general discussion of Professional Cars.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #151  
Old 07-20-2018, 11:39 PM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 11,245
Thanks: 3,989
Thanked 14,511 Times in 6,148 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

it looks all homemade. globe and skirt are all that is federal
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 07-21-2018, 11:16 AM
Russell Street Russell Street is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bellevue OH 44811
Posts: 816
Thanks: 3,125
Thanked 2,411 Times in 760 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You really ought to send that light to Ed and let him work his magic on it. Well worth whatever it costs.
__________________
[B]Proud student of the Limbaugh Institute For Advanced Conservative Studies for many years.[/B]

[B][COLOR="Blue"]COURAGE [/COLOR] [COLOR="Red"]HONOR [/COLOR] [COLOR="Yellow"] [COLOR="Plum"][COLOR="Navy"]LOVE[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR][/B]
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 07-21-2018, 04:42 PM
Nicholas Studer Nicholas Studer is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio TX 72812
Posts: 363
Thanks: 288
Thanked 909 Times in 234 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Agree with above. That's cobbled-together for sure. The mount is very odd...

Recommend you chat with Gary Cahill at Rescue Market and get a red Model 17 from him. That'd be most common for your car, and look great. I have had a very good experience with his service for lights. https://rescuemarket.com/shop?olsPag...con-ray-lights

My recommendation for sirens is my good friend Kevin O'Connell. His offer of a Model 28 is one you should jump on immediately. Kevin is nearly underwater with work all the time - and the siren business is his "side gig." If he has a 28 he can sell you- I'd pay yesterday. Kevin brings these sirens to "better than new" condition and are absolutely authentic.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Nicholas Studer For This Useful Post:
Kurt Arends (07-21-2018), Russell Street (07-22-2018)
  #154  
Old 07-21-2018, 11:11 PM
Ron Devies's Avatar
Ron Devies Ron Devies is offline
PCS Ohio Chapter President
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Alliance OH 44601
Posts: 1,623
Thanks: 1,239
Thanked 2,370 Times in 792 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Blake I am still holding out for a 175 hill light but anything would be better than what you have.
__________________
President, Ohio Chapter
2021 International Meet Committee
2011 International Meet Committee
2006 John Keel Award Recipient
1975 Cadillac Superior 54" Ambulance
1973 Chevrolet Superior 61" Ambulance
1970 Chevrolet Stoner Suburban Ambulance
1970 Ford MCC (Pinner) Vanbulance
1966 Pontiac Superior Combination
1964 Cadillac Superior Combination
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 07-22-2018, 12:22 AM
Paul Steinberg Paul Steinberg is offline
PCS Past President / Senior Website Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Woodstock CT 06281
Posts: 6,329
Thanks: 6,728
Thanked 11,777 Times in 3,858 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I have a few "guts" that are complete and can fit into that skirt, assuming that it is the later diameter. I would need a measurement of the diameter of the opening to know which it is. If it is the older "narrow" opening, then you are limited to the model 17. If it is the newer "larger" opening, then you can use any of the different "guts". The old narrow lenses have been discontinued many years ago, and I only know of one source for them. The larger diameter lens is still available from Federal, and they are reasonably priced. Putting together a beacon light isn't rocket science, and it is as simple as putting 3 screws into the 3 holes in the skirt. If you still want to have a demountable base, then that will be a little more work, but once again, it isn't rocket science. If you know how to turn a screw driver, you are golden.
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 07-22-2018, 11:17 AM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 11,245
Thanks: 3,989
Thanked 14,511 Times in 6,148 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

in fact here are the guts you need. this is the the federal set up if you bought the light ready to go from them. not of the manufactures did that. but a few such as Eureka and Superior did there own thing. the first set up is Federal the mount base was the same on all the bubble gum lights. they would change the shaft and the bulb holders to get the different lights but the main guts were the same. in these three pictures first is the federal set up next is how eureka did it and eh last is superior. they were the only one to us the hot shoe that i know of.

Ron if your holding out for a 175 I have one that needs a new home. everything I have here has a 173 on it. I find the 175 a bit to much for this old guy to take on and off.
Attached Images
   
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to John ED Renstrom For This Useful Post:
Ron Devies (07-22-2018)
  #157  
Old 07-23-2018, 11:13 AM
Blake Sherwin's Avatar
Blake Sherwin Blake Sherwin is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Owasso OK 74021
Posts: 415
Thanks: 26
Thanked 183 Times in 89 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks everyone. Over the weekend I tried a clay bar on that vinyl residue and I got one letter off but it took a very long time. I was suggested to use starting fluid so I sprayed starting fluid on towel and to my surprise that took the residue right off.

Before and after pictures attached
Attached Images
    
__________________
1968 Cadillac MM Combination
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 07-23-2018, 10:53 PM
Ron Devies's Avatar
Ron Devies Ron Devies is offline
PCS Ohio Chapter President
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Alliance OH 44601
Posts: 1,623
Thanks: 1,239
Thanked 2,370 Times in 792 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Now go over the car with a clay bar now that you have the glue off.
__________________
President, Ohio Chapter
2021 International Meet Committee
2011 International Meet Committee
2006 John Keel Award Recipient
1975 Cadillac Superior 54" Ambulance
1973 Chevrolet Superior 61" Ambulance
1970 Chevrolet Stoner Suburban Ambulance
1970 Ford MCC (Pinner) Vanbulance
1966 Pontiac Superior Combination
1964 Cadillac Superior Combination
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 07-26-2018, 04:25 PM
Blake Sherwin's Avatar
Blake Sherwin Blake Sherwin is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Owasso OK 74021
Posts: 415
Thanks: 26
Thanked 183 Times in 89 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I was off and it was nice, so i thought "why not". I also was able to tell my wife later "see? it does fit in the stalls"
Attached Images
 
__________________
1968 Cadillac MM Combination
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 07-26-2018, 11:28 PM
Blake Sherwin's Avatar
Blake Sherwin Blake Sherwin is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Owasso OK 74021
Posts: 415
Thanks: 26
Thanked 183 Times in 89 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Per request, here are pictures of my dash
Attached Images
    
__________________
1968 Cadillac MM Combination
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to Buy and Restore Project--Restorable funeral car David Adams Wanted 5 02-08-2016 09:44 PM
Survey for car restore Herb John General Discussion Forum 12 06-16-2013 12:44 AM
'59 Superior 3-way: part out or restore? Attila Bethlenfalvy General Discussion Forum 24 06-29-2011 11:43 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 - 2018 Friends of the Professional Car Society