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Old 01-02-2012, 01:10 AM
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According to my Superior catalog, several siren options were listed for my 1962 limo style combination.
There is a siren brake button on the dash panel so that narrows it down.
Also, not all were intended for behind grille mounting.

I am familiar with a Q1B. (My first choice)
I have seen pics of EG, WG and 28H sirens. Do these have a brake option?
Also listed is a "Sireno R1 FR". (No idea what that one is)

I see several 28s on eBay but nothing with a brake except maybe a couple Q2s
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:34 AM
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You might also consider the B&M Super Chief. I personnally feel that it is far superior to the Federal "Q"
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I have a 64 superior combo, put a Federal 28 not knowing it didn't have a brake, so, I need a different siren. Maybe I could trade out or something, but I too am looking for a siren. Mine is mounted on the platform in front of radiator.
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J.R. and Doug,

Your Superior combinations were wired for beacon and siren - including the switch panel on the dash - whether these items were included with the car or not. All of these panels had a brake button as standard equipment. The most popular siren on a combination from the late 1950s through the mid-1970s was a #28.

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Please post a picture* of the siren mounting plate on your car. It's located between the grille and radiator, just to the driver's side. Perhaps we can tell by the mounting holes what siren was on your car (if any).

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Not quite. One must be a site supporter to attach pictures. Lurkers/visitors this route can not view attachments in public areas of site.

Site supporter status is not required uploading images to hosting service of choice, then posting here. Doing so enables viewing by visitors.
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Superior used the same switch panel on most cars. Having the spot for a brake switch doesn't mean it had a coaster siren. Only coaster sirens would have a brake. For Federal that would mean a Q, C series or duo-tone.
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a lot of open holes and unused switches in that panel. a few that may say something but do something else to. the vast majority of combos we never equipped with lights or siren. they were ordered with the thought of second out and first call duties. the flip panels and attendant seats would be hand with those duties.
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According to my Superior catalog, several siren options were listed for my 1962 limo style combination.
There is a siren brake button on the dash panel so that narrows it down.
Also, not all were intended for behind grille mounting.

I am familiar with a Q1B. (My first choice)
I have seen pics of EG, WG and 28H sirens. Do these have a brake option?
Also listed is a "Sireno R1 FR". (No idea what that one is)

I see several 28s on eBay but nothing with a brake except maybe a couple Q2s
How about a B & M Super Chief

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What would these on/off switch wires have fed to? They were cut this way when I opened it up.

I have switches and hot wires for siren brake, siren horn, roof light, rear heater, dome light.
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on this 63 we have at the house one of them turns the lights on behind the switches. this one a has a end switch one at either side. one is the master to turn the box on the other is the light. what your showing is what I was saying. a switch hat has never been hooked up
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