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Stampeed Valkyrie

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What is that story on that dashlight with the rectangular reflector?
Possible Code 3 dashlight. I think they made one very similar to this, let me dig through my stuff I may have one.
 

Lt.214

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To me, one looks like a FS Fire Ball II(set screw fitting in the center of the lens), and the one to the left looks like a SVP Hot Shot.
 

Maxim2Eng

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Don't know about the SVP light @Lt.214, but you are correct regarding the FS Fireball II--best dash light since the original Fireball!

And good friends are hard to find!! Great friend you have there @894! And an interesting bracket for that 174.
 

Lt.214

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Looks very similar to this one. I may be wrong but I believe it to be this model of beacon. Just my 2 cents.
 

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CrownVic97

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Two Mars Skybolts, a Federal 174, a Fireball II, a Director and PA300 siren, and other miscellaneous light stuff? Yeah, that's a good haul!

Now find a Mars cross bar and you got a a home for those two Skybolts, heh heh!
 
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Helluva friend, helluva friend indeed. I'm thinking of a kind "gift" for his efforts...

I did have to leave behind an RB8 and a 176 from the haul location but I may have access to those yet...

The 174 bracket looks to be fabbed. The beacon was mounted on the front of an old step-van used for an equipment truck, back in the day. It had to be mounted below the roofline to clear the old firehouse door so it was mounted above the split windshield on this bracket. Unfortunately also, because of the height issue, the skirt is cut short.

A Mars crossbar would be ideal for those Skybolts as I was also given another blue lens. Oh, the wheels are turning, be sure of that... That and a pair of Mars can lights... maybe an 888 for the middle?
 

Wailer

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I see a PA15A series 1D (1960s version with the slow rising low-pitched wail tone). :)
 
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894

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Wailer, tell me about the "Alert" tone in the old Federal sirens, is that a steady tone or does it "beep"?
 

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