SOLD - 1975 Monaco ex-Arco PD (Montana) Sept 21, 2011 4:22:09 GMT -5
Post by sigmfsk on Sept 21, 2011 4:22:09 GMT -5
This black and white 1975 Dodge Royal Monaco Police Special 4 But I've heard recently that this was not to support the siren, and was actually a super ground connection between the battery and the subframe, and a variety of other car connections needing a ground.
440RULEZ: can you take a pic of your car and clarify this?
It would be interesting to check out the car and see if other things pointed to ex-CHP. Not that I'm in the market for a 75 Monaco, but it's still cool.
your friend in police car history,
Hi guys it is a bracket to support the siren speaker....its came under special ordered items and there had to be a minimum of 5 cars ordered to get one.
*Special siren bracket to accommodate a mechanical siren (siren and wiring not included). Bracket is located in the engine compartment on the left inner wheelhouse directly behind the battery. The old Federal Mechanical sirens were quite heavy and could only be mounted under the hood area. The blue and gold has one mounted in the front . My car has the bracket also.
I've seen an unmolested junker 74 ex-CHP with the bracket, but it didn't have the siren mounted to it. It used the bracket as a mount for a variety of ground connections. The car didn't have the siren there, and all the heavy electrical cables to the bracket had been cut - but the ring mounts were still screwed to the bracket.
> *Special siren bracket to accommodate a mechanical siren (siren
> and wiring not included). Bracket is located in the engine
> compartment on the left inner wheelhouse directly behind the
Is this text from a police brochure or such? Can you provide a link or a scan to the text?
> The old Federal Mechanical sirens were quite heavy and could
> only be mounted under the hood area. The blue and gold has
> one mounted in the front . My car has the bracket also.
Do you have a pic of a siren using the mount for support? I'm just thinking the text you provided says "bracket to accommodate", not "bracket to physically support". Maybe the bracket accommodated the siren by providing ground connections for it. Maybe the bracket was used for both physical support and ground connections.
I'm keep to see any pics you have of an installation with the siren. I previously PM'd 440RULEZ in the hopes that he can take a pic of his engine compartment and show how the bracket was used, but haven't heard back yet.