Recent pickup in Minnesota

Discussion in 'Vintage & Collectible' started by tsquale, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. tsquale

    tsquale Site Minion Platinum Level Member

    Grabbed these from a cameraman in Minnesota. Early testing has revealed the following. Aerodynic (sold): works 100%, no flasher installed so end PAR bulbs are steady burn, has the uncommon endcap inserts behind clear lenses to allow warning and alley lights. Three gear rotators on each side. Omni-Chief did not power up (looks like possibly a loose wire issue), and the SD (sold) works but a belt appears to have fallen off. Haven't tested the Beacon Ray yet. All will probably end up for sale

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  2. lotsofbars

    lotsofbars Veteran Member

    Nice haul. Does that Beacon Ray have a bare brass base?
     
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  3. tsquale

    tsquale Site Minion Platinum Level Member

    Maybe? Didn't spend much time looking at it. It was just thrown in with the lightbar purchase. I didn't see evidence of chrome though
     
  4. dmathieu

    dmathieu Premium Member

    Way to go!!
     
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  5. lotsofbars

    lotsofbars Veteran Member

    Interesting. It looks like an older pipe mount version. I wonder what it was used for.
     
  6. Stampeed Valkyrie

    Stampeed Valkyrie Senior Member Silver Level Member

    I thought the uncommon aero alley inserts where the ones that had colored endcaps with a clear center?

    Nice score regardless.
     
  7. tsquale

    tsquale Site Minion Platinum Level Member

    Heck! Maybe, haha. I thought the endcap filters were what everyone wanted
     
  8. jph2

    jph2 Senior Member

    Agreed, nice haul. You always seem to find these. ;)
     
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  9. Scoot163

    Scoot163 Site Veteran

    Great score on all! But to get the Dietz Omni Chief endcaps? Priceless.
     
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  10. JazzDad

    JazzDad Just Another Faceless Member Silver Level Member

    Whenever I see a thread title with 'what I picked up', I somehow think we're going to see a photo of a hooker.
     
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  11. Thomas1234

    Thomas1234 Site Regular

    Great haul congrats! From a cameraman, so these bar must have been used in some great car chase action movie?
     
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  12. tsquale

    tsquale Site Minion Platinum Level Member

    IF they were, he failed to mention it. The SD he had gotten from a rural agency's brush truck that was rarely used and garage kept. Unsure about the others. Aerodynic obviously appears more weathered and the Dietz has some cracks
     
  13. tsquale

    tsquale Site Minion Platinum Level Member

    Well, finally cracking in to the Omni-Chief.... Or what's left of it. :(

    Someone removed the motor, made the rotators stationary and attached 550 can flashers. But wait! There's more! They cut the domes on the sides that tuck under the speaker housing for who knows what reason and added a black adhesive on the interior of the speaker grill to prevent presumably moisture from getting to the wiring hack. Ugh.

    This is one of the few times I refuse to restore a bar and will be parting it out instead.
     
  14. Stampeed Valkyrie

    Stampeed Valkyrie Senior Member Silver Level Member

    That really sucks..

    but on the flip side I am making good progress with the SD bar. Should have it completed soon.
     
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  15. tsquale

    tsquale Site Minion Platinum Level Member

    It does. I was looking forward to getting it cleaned up and running as I really enjoy the belt drive system. Hopefully there is someone who needs the parts I was able to salvage.

    Be sure to post some photos of it when you're done with the SD! I'm sure it will come out great
     
  16. nybucketman

    nybucketman Member

    Interested in the beacon ray!
     
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  17. tsquale

    tsquale Site Minion Platinum Level Member

    Haven't tested it yet, but certainly willing to test it and sell it. PM with an offer
     
  18. tsquale

    tsquale Site Minion Platinum Level Member

    Good news! Runs like a top! Dome and base show signs of age, with some dents and a small crack in the base. But those could easily be hidden if displayed on a shelf.

     
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