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Old 10-28-2010, 12:01 AM
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why????????????????? would any one love an efficient boat anchor.
Why? Simple: When I see brake lights coming on up to a mile ahead of me, I know that my siren has been heard!
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I done my embalmer/Funeral Director practicum at Sherman-Demuth in Britton, OK. They had 8 Ambulances, 2 new 1973 hightops, several older combo's (Caddy's) and a suburban ambulance. There were days when I would see all of them out on calls at the same time. The Mortuary school would not let us ride out on the Ambo's, but I snuck a few rides here and there without getting caught. It was fun!!
Why wouldn't CSU let students make ambulance calls?
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:20 PM
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Seems funny how I never had electrical issues until I hooked this beast up. Perhaps it caused me electrical overload blowing my alternator. Of course with 26 lights (plus mechanical beacon rotating motors) and 3 sirens it just might be at it's limit not including interior lights or headlights.

So far at least, now an issue with newly rebuilt alternator.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:46 PM
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You need to put some air horns on that ambulance..
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Seems funny how I never had electrical issues until I hooked this beast up. Perhaps it caused me electrical overload blowing my alternator. Of course with 26 lights (plus mechanical beacon rotating motors) and 3 sirens it just might be at it's limit not including interior lights or headlights.
The factory alternator's 145-amp rating was achieved at sea level and at 70 degrees. At normal engine operating temperature on a warm day, it would be putting out less than 110 amps at highway speed.

Your current warning light load alone is around 114 amps. Turn on the A/C and use the siren, and you can expect problems - especially at idle or parade speed.
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They said it did not fit in with the "Apprentice Embalmer" Practicum. We were not allowed to ride out on ambulance calls. I made several one man death calls in their ambulances though...........

I guess they thought that we would be stuck out on ambulance calls instead of doing Embalmer duties.........Like I said, I snuck out on a few ambulance runs, and I'm glad I did. The first job I had out of school was in Jetmore, KS, and we ran the ambulance service for Hodgeman County. No training, O2 and a first aid kit.
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You need to put some air horns on that ambulance..
No way man, looks horrible.
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Get in line... I asked for them before he even picked the car up, and commented that they were going to be the first things removed. I also suggested to him that he keep them, in case someone wanted to put them back. Now that he has the roof area fully "populated", I don't see that as ever happening, so he should give them to me when I am in Florida for the International Meet.
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Get in line... I asked for them before he even picked the car up, and commented that they were going to be the first things removed. I also suggested to him that he keep them, in case someone wanted to put them back. Now that he has the roof area fully "populated", I don't see that as ever happening, so he should give them to me when I am in Florida for the International Meet.
And if he did give them to you in Florida how would you get them home?

I know, you have a friend that is driving down and you could give them to him (i.e. me) and of course that would mean that I would have a set of air horns!
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