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Old 06-11-2018, 04:04 PM
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I have a rebuilt 28 for sale. New bearings, brushes, commutator turned/undercut and the correct hammertone gray finish. 2 year warranty. One of the lower finger guards is broken. $300.00 plus shipping.
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Your car would have come from the factory with either a Federal Model 28 in the mechanical and most common option or the Federal Director model as a electronic siren that had wail, yelp, PA and radio as options. I don't believe the Federal Interceptor came out till the late 60s or early 70s
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Kevin's offer is a good one for your coach! Especially given the fact that it has been professionally restored!
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Kevin's offer is a good one for your coach! Especially given the fact that it has been professionally restored!
Not to mention a two year warranty, it doesn't get better than that!
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That does sound very nice, unfortunately I am going to have to hold off for a bit. I will certainly keep it in mind though. A little while ago I installed a very tiny, cheap Vixen Horns siren so i would have something for the parade I was in this month. It worked but as expected for a dinky little siren it isnt super loud and it sounds pretty wimpy.

But its a proof of concept and now I have the wiring in place for when I eventually have the change to spend on a real siren. I need to see if I can wire it to that floor button and see if that still works
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That does sound very nice, unfortunately I am going to have to hold off for a bit. I will certainly keep it in mind though. A little while ago I installed a very tiny, cheap Vixen Horns siren so i would have something for the parade I was in this month. It worked but as expected for a dinky little siren it isnt super loud and it sounds pretty wimpy.

But its a proof of concept and now I have the wiring in place for when I eventually have the change to spend on a real siren. I need to see if I can wire it to that floor button and see if that still works
The horn switch doesn't work?
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The horn switch doesn't work?
I am actually not sure if my floor switch works as I only discovered it over this last weekend at a meet where it was pointed out to me (it was covered up by the floor carpet).

When I have some time I plan on testing it out and see if I can start using it.
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That switch would only operate the solenoid for the mechanical siren. It would probity run the small one you have. But most of them under the carpet were shortly destroyed by water. If you do the search on the site you can come up with the proper way to wire the mechanical siren.
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Default Concealed siren on Presidential limousine

According to the documentation with the Lincoln shown below, the final convertible was built in 1968, but this car was configured in 1969. The Federal EG siren, maybe the only siren that would fit, is partially visible at lower left in the engine compartment.

The final photo is of a '74-'76 Security Car with vinyl roof & vinyl-covered sunroof. The yellow circle shows the lights used to illuminate the flags on each fender. The flag holders were removed before the sale. The owner said the car had running boards & hand-holds because he can see where they were cut away.

Of some 100 vehicles in the collection, all but 3 run, and include fire trucks, hit-and-miss one cylinder motors, several trucks, including an unrestored 1948 Chevy Railway Express, and the first motorized fire truck, or type of fire truck, owned by various fire departments, along with a Carole Lombard car.

They are in an unidentified, purpose-built, no-windows, heated & sprinklered brick building. Several unrestored vehicles are outside, including a '70's-vintage cab-over Ford with aerial ladder the owner drives to his house to decorate at Christmas. The collection is shown infrequently, but the convertible is used in local parades. A guard is on the grounds at all times, and a full-time mechanic cares for all vehicles. He said the owner typically comes in every day, picks out a car and uses it for that day's business. The owner's brother and sister are co-owners.

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