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
  #1  
Old 08-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Nicholas Studer Nicholas Studer is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio TX 72812
Posts: 326
Thanks: 239
Thanked 772 Times in 201 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Update on 1970 Cotington 48

Well - I've learned a lot about professional cars (cars in general too) since we purchased our 1970 C/B Cotington 48 ambulance. http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...ad.php?t=15660 Still glad we did - it's plain old cool. Too bad it was so mistreated sitting out in the last 8 years of Florida sun/rain. Front floor's very rusted out, plus the hood was totally shot. Our shop we left it with was just able to start, engine and transmission already pulled now. They're thinking that right now that the hood, right fender, radiator core support, front floor pans are all needed for starters. New rear bumper as well. See photos below. One way or another - we'll get it done. Too nice a car to not be saved, and we knew it would be a big job going into it. Any leads on parts certainly appreciated.

Unfortunately, despite months of attempts - no word from anyone who remembers the car in either Junction City or Miltondale, KS. No photos either of it in service - very surprised for something that spent 20 years in service in a town of 500 people. I'm going to not feel bad if we put a Q2B on the roof then - factory option and who knows - it probably had one versus a single electronic speaker. Maybe put the electronic speaker under the hood so we can have both...




Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Nicholas Studer For This Useful Post:
Andrew G. Zajkowski (08-25-2014), Bill Marcy (08-19-2014), Daniel Scully (08-20-2014), Gérard Zenklusen-Ott (05-24-2016), John Eder (08-20-2014), Kurt Arends (08-19-2014), Paul Steinberg  (08-20-2014), Rich Koski (08-30-2014), Ron Devies (08-20-2014), Sarah Snook (08-20-2014), Steve Loftin (08-20-2014)
  #2  
Old 08-20-2014, 01:07 AM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Elected Director
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 10,566
Thanks: 3,695
Thanked 13,664 Times in 5,765 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I have owned worse. you get to stripping the roof and you can tell what they had in it for a noise maker. just the electric was not that unusual.
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to John ED Renstrom For This Useful Post:
Nicholas Studer (08-20-2014)
  #3  
Old 08-20-2014, 01:07 AM
Nicholas Studer Nicholas Studer is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio TX 72812
Posts: 326
Thanks: 239
Thanked 772 Times in 201 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Here's a photo of the engine compartment sans engine. The message I'm trying to run with is that it could always be worse... We're very glad they were able to start moving on this project - it's always that first hesitancy to start.

Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Nicholas Studer For This Useful Post:
John Burchfield (09-07-2014), Kurt Arends (08-20-2014), Richard Vyse (08-25-2014)
  #4  
Old 08-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Steve Loftin Steve Loftin is offline
PCS Elected Director 2014- 2018
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: McLoud OK 74851
Posts: 2,770
Thanks: 4,246
Thanked 10,059 Times in 2,621 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicholas Studer View Post
Unfortunately, despite months of attempts - no word from anyone who remembers the car in either Junction City or Miltondale, KS. No photos either of it in service - very surprised for something that spent 20 years in service in a town of 500 people. I'm going to not feel bad if we put a Q2B on the roof then - factory option and who knows - it probably had one versus a single electronic speaker. Maybe put the electronic speaker under the hood so we can have both...
[/IMG]
The single siren speaker is original and was driven by a PA-15. It had a single 184 beacon on the roof.

I have several interior shots of this car, and will send you a note when I find them.
__________________
Proudly using my own name for 61 years.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Steve Loftin For This Useful Post:
Brendan Martin (08-20-2014), Nicholas Studer (09-28-2014), Rich Koski (08-30-2014)
  #5  
Old 08-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Cary Livingston Cary Livingston is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Webster NC 28788
Posts: 857
Thanks: 450
Thanked 1,733 Times in 486 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Mentioning that this car came out of Florida..I think I have a shot of it somewhere......It was offered to me in 1997 and I was just getting ready to move to NC.
__________________
"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-20-2014, 10:26 PM
Nicholas Studer Nicholas Studer is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio TX 72812
Posts: 326
Thanks: 239
Thanked 772 Times in 201 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Steve: Good to know! There is indeed a Federal PA-15A Director in the front. As pictured, just the Model 184 beacon on the roof. Add the 4 front-facing tunnel lights and the red-faced spotlights. Sure a lot of lights from the front - me personally I'd want more than just the two reds to the rear if I were buying it new.

Steve/Cary - I'd love to see some photos from prior to all of the rain and sun! Very much appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Nicholas Studer Nicholas Studer is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio TX 72812
Posts: 326
Thanks: 239
Thanked 772 Times in 201 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Engine's being completely rebuilt this week and all that glorious corrosion removed. Repainting it original Oldsmobile blue of course. Transmission is being sent off to be looked at this week too.

Anyone got any leads on 1970 Olds hood, right fender, radiator core support, front floor pans, and rear quarter panels? Having some trouble finding them.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-25-2014, 03:49 PM
James Fischer's Avatar
James Fischer James Fischer is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Antelope CA 95843
Posts: 978
Thanks: 2,484
Thanked 2,080 Times in 846 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 70 Olds

Nicholas,
You can try http://www.usapartssupply.com/cadillac.php
for fenders,floor pans and quarters.
__________________
My goal in life is to be the person my dog already thinks I am. ........

1970 Superior Cadillac 54" Super Rescuer
1972 Superior Cadillac Model 626
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-25-2014, 06:36 PM
Kurt Arends's Avatar
Kurt Arends Kurt Arends is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Council Bluffs IA 51503
Posts: 1,653
Thanks: 5,107
Thanked 4,641 Times in 2,124 Posts
Groans: 7
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Would you be interested in buying a complete '70 Olds 98 with a good body? There is a complete running car that is really loaded up with equipment(including the factory 8-track player!) at a salvage yard in So. Sioux City, NE. They are pretty reasonable on their complete cars, if interested.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Nicholas Studer Nicholas Studer is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio TX 72812
Posts: 326
Thanks: 239
Thanked 772 Times in 201 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

James - Thanks for the link, lots of good stuff.

Kurt - E-mail sent. Most of the used 98's of that year that I have found recently have been rather expensive.
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
'64 C/B Olds Cotington Landau $9.5k/NE Attila Bethlenfalvy Craigslist Listings Discussions Forum 4 03-28-2013 10:46 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2009 - 2016 Friends of the Professional Car Society