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cmb56

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I am still not knowing how a Pulsator sounds or should sound because I have never heard one.

I know that the little metal spring that make the ”flapper” move quite often broke.

I have a recording from a rid-along in an RMP that a reporter from the Svedish Radio did in early 70s and that one sounds like a normal electro mechanical siren.

The recording on the web site policeny.com sounds also quite normal, in my opinion.

Regardless, what can we expect from a restored vehicle that has a normal 175 with a clear sealed beam mixed in with the reds and the amber one.

Michel
 

cmb56

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@dmathieu
Good, I had not seen that clip.
It is clear how the sound is when working. At least at close range.

The early 70s recording I have do not sound like that.
The recording was made inside the RMP when responding to a call.

I guess that the spring was broken as to what I have understand was very common and the siren sounded as a normal model 66.

Michael
 

ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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Wow!! The Other.Persons.Property Police.... if that aint Nosey I dont Know what is!
So you're down with O.P.P? As a service, they can be pretty naughty by nature.

From the Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall. Guys go from OPP constables in late 80s OPP cruisers with DA crossbars, to driving late 80s Toronto Metro cruisers while still wearing OPP uniforms and policing Toronto (OPP has provincial jurisdiction, though) then to wearing Toronto Metro uniforms and driving Toronto cruisers.

Is that a Dominion Automotive or D&R take on an LP6000? Profile doesn't look quite right for an LP, nor does the shape of the rotators. Or the red lenses, for that matter.


 
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ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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From Beverly Hills Cop. Did Detroit Police use PA Lights in 1984? I have no clue.

But I sure as heck know the Pointer Sisters when I hear them. The Neutron Dance!

 

ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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Another from The Kids in The Hall. At 1:20 in you can see an amber Twin 12X (i think..) and what looks like a pair of Dominion Auto beacons (unsure if they're DA or what model).

Catchy song, though. Who are the Daves that you know?

 

CHIEFOPS

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I am still not knowing how a Pulsator sounds or should sound because I have never heard one.

I know that the little metal spring that make the ”flapper” move quite often broke.

I have a recording from a rid-along in an RMP that a reporter from the Svedish Radio did in early 70s and that one sounds like a normal electro mechanical siren.

The recording on the web site policeny.com sounds also quite normal, in my opinion.

Regardless, what can we expect from a restored vehicle that has a normal 175 with a clear sealed beam mixed in with the reds and the amber one.

Michel
You have to peak and hold it to get the full effect, the NYPD installation had an on/off switch, I forget if it was one on/off & one manual momentary (plus horn ring) or an on/off/man switch. It sounds to me that the MIB RMP activated it manually and didn't give it a chance to fully wind up.
 

ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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From The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Looks like a Fireball on Drebin's car in the one scene and a lot of Cal Spec Aerodynic 24 EAH's.

Great movie series and a great TV show! Sledgehammer! is another goodie.

 
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LRGJr72

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Another from The Kids in The Hall. At 1:20 in you can see an amber Twin 12X (i think..) and what looks like a pair of Dominion Auto beacons (unsure if they're DA or what model).

Catchy song, though. Who are the Daves that you know?

The amber lightbar.. definitely a Sireno Condor. On a sidenote: one of my best friends got to party with all five of the Kids in the Hall troupe about five years ago on their travel bus. His name.. Dave. Completely true.
 

ProPatriaNeverPassAFault

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The amber lightbar.. definitely a Sireno Condor. On a sidenote: one of my best friends got to party with all five of the Kids in the Hall troupe about five years ago on their travel bus. His name.. Dave. Completely true.
But was it he Dave they know they know?

Clearly not a Dave they know they know. Or a Dave they don't remember they don't remember.
 
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LineSpotter

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Apparently Federal Power Lights are still going to be in use in our future world of 1997
Specifically to warn humans of the dangers of infrared parasite removal lasers inside of Class M-3 Model B-9 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robots......




Lost in Space episode (season 2, episode 26)
Trip Through The Robot

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