Anyone have an old siren that would fit a Model T Firetruck? I would settle for either hand cranked or 6V. I am building a 26 TT Firetruck and don't mind refinish or painting one. Just don't want a siren that is too beat up. Looked on ebay and most were either 12V or way over my price range. Thanks for any suggestions.
Did you check with these folks?
I bought a hand cranker for my 1915 and they are salty.
I thought perhaps you meant .......
I'll look at the one I have. If it is 6V we can talk. It'll be Monday. PM me if you don't hear from me, but I'll send myself a reminder.
I have a nice red six volt at a reasonable price. Private message me or pull up my e-mail address off my profile.
Thanks guys - those of you who may have one, please leave me a message how to contact you. The MTFCA web site doesn't exactly put me in touch with you. It's probably because I don't know how to do this.
Fred hand crankers are usually very pricey ($150-$500 is common). I got mine for $35 because it didn't work. Upon disassembly I found some worn out bushings and some missing bushings. It seems a previous owner tried it repair it by throwing away some of it's bushings.
After making a few replacements and carefully fitting and adjusting it works just fine. So I suggest finding a non-working but complete unit and fixing it. It is just a simple transmission... about 3 or 4 gears to step up the speed of the hand crank in spinning a drum. Makes a lot of noise and keeps passengers busy in parades.
Fred, I sent you a private message with my e-mail address.