My Restored Aerodynic New York Spec.

ERIC6913

Member
May 29, 2010
3,621
California
Hello again fellow enthusiasts!


I have here a Federal Signal Aerodynic model 24 New York spec. I won this lightbar a while back on E-bay. I just now got around to restoring it, as i have been busy with a few other projects. I wanna say this lightbar was used by the state police or highway patrol. I'm not sure. I started by COMPLETELY disassembling the lightbar. I mean down to every nut, bolt, gear and pin. I cleaned and de-greased all the parts. I even had to un-solder the lamp sockets from the wire harness! Then I powder coated the frame and base plate. I had all the stainless pieces polished as usual. I ordered new domes from Federal. I even replaced all the rusted hardware. Let me know what you think!


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As always thanks for looking and stay tuned....... :cool:
 

toon80

Member
May 24, 2010
2,487
Laval, Canada
Very sweet AeroDynic! :D


The tag: 24EAH-TT-NYZ...


"TT" refers to Takedowns I guess.


"NY" is New York of course but what does the "Z" stands for?


Have you re-wired the whole thing or re-used the existing ones?
 

ERIC6913

Member
May 29, 2010
3,621
California
I did not rewire it. i had to take the lamp sockets out to powder coat the base plate. "Z" typically refers to a custom set up. New York liked to have the power cable on the opposite side compared to a regular Aerodynic.
 
May 21, 2010
1,203
Wilkes-Barre, Pa
Exactly as you said when we spoke, perfect!


It would be NY State Police. I remember Delaware ran a very similar setup. I have to look through my old FILM prints to see, I do not think they had TD's like NY.


Awesome job once again.
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
The fact that you can still get new domes from federal (and a lot of skill and time) allows aerodynic restorations to turn out awesome. Great looking bar.
 

bpollard

Member
Jun 13, 2010
421
USA, SC
Ok I have a question, not being a Aero expert:


It looks to me, like the 2 inboard rotators are almost completely blocked to the front and rear by the V mirror. I'm sure that you put it together properly, so how does that work?


You sure as hell do good work. Very impressive


Bob
 

nerdly_dood

Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
bpollard said:
It looks to me, like the 2 inboard rotators are almost completely blocked to the front and rear by the V mirror. I'm sure that you put it together properly, so how does that work?
I think it's a weak effort at adding extra side warning, since with the current setup there is absolutely none, what with the takedowns, alley lights and rear flashers.
 

ERIC6913

Member
May 29, 2010
3,621
California
bpollard said:
Ok I have a question, not being a Aero expert:

It looks to me, like the 2 inboard rotators are almost completely blocked to the front and rear by the V mirror. I'm sure that you put it together properly, so how does that work?


You sure as hell do good work. Very impressive


Bob
hello bob,


you are correct, they block most of the light. the mirrors were Federal's attempt to light up the end of the dome. Not sure how many years they did this, before realizing it didnt work effectively.
 

KMG365

Member
May 24, 2010
46
Columbus, OH
That bar is gorgeous! Great job as usual. The rotators are currently set up for an unusual flash pattern. I don't know if Federal Signal would have shipped them to the NYSP that way or not. Most likely it would have been the standard [4,2,0] [0,2,4]. And even though I grew up in NY, I can't remember for sure.
 

toon80

Member
May 24, 2010
2,487
Laval, Canada
KMG365 said:
That bar is gorgeous! Great job as usual. The rotators are currently set up for an unusual flash pattern. I don't know if Federal Signal would have shipped them to the NYSP that way or not. Most likely it would have been the standard [4,2,0] [0,2,4]. And even though I grew up in NY, I can't remember for sure.

Looks like it's "patterned" left-to-right arrow with simultaneous inward rotators...
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,288
Canada
Someone should post a pic of a NY State Police tank with this type of bar on it. :?:
 

NPS Ranger

Member
May 21, 2010
1,987
Penn's Woods
This is from a website belonging to the family of a retired Trooper, the picture is a cover from the NYSP internal magazine "The Trooper" from 1985.


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lotsofbars

Member
Jul 20, 2010
1,999
NYC, New York
ERIC6913 said:
hello bob,


you are correct, they block most of the light. the mirrors were Federal's attempt to light up the end of the dome. Not sure how many years they did this, before realizing it didnt work effectively.
The two center rotators are actually only about half covered, so there's still an effective flash from them. But, yes, the mirrors are rather ineffective. I've actually toyed with the idea of removing the ones from my bar, but I decided to keep them on for historical accuracy. :D
 

ny04350

Member
Aug 12, 2010
205
Hudson Valley, NY
Just like the NYS Dietz light that Pinball Charlie posted recently! This is one of the special order Federal bars that I spoke of in that thread. It is no doubt a NYSP bar.


Beautiful job Eric, and a nice find as well.


I'd be very interested in this bar if you ever need to make room.
 

I 26

Member
Sep 9, 2010
315
Vancouver, Canada
Eric, nice job on this one. But being that New York State customizes their power leads to be "on the opposite side", do you not have your speaker grille and domes mounted backwards?
 
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ERIC6913

Member
May 29, 2010
3,621
California
I 26 said:
I just bought what I believed to be a NYSP bar, but when I opened it up it did not have the 'NYZ' stamp - it's the shorter 'MEAH-TT' model, with only two rotators per side. It does have the same dome set up though, it has got the power cable on the passenger side, and I did get it in New York State. Does anyone know if this is a NYSP bar? Did they order their lightbars in various lengths?

Eric, nice job on this one. But being that New York State customizes their power leads to be "on the opposite side", do you not have your speaker grille and domes mounted backwards?

this is the way i got it.
 

Jesse Volanti

Member
Sep 27, 2011
69
USA California
I really like how you did your restoration I thank you very much, for sharing your hard work on this wounderful collection and memories from the not so distent past thank you very much. :)
 

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