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Old 09-17-2016, 10:14 PM
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Default Ferno Model 7 Quick-Lock Fastener

When the Rhinecliff Rescue Squad chose to replace the custom-built short Ferno Model 30 provided from the Pinner Coach Co with a Model 26 "One-Man" cot - they removed the Ferno Model 1 cot bar and installed a peculiar apparatus to secure the cot in transit. This consisted of Ferno post-cups at the foot end, and a hook and floor-plate contraption that I believed was home-made.

Turns out it wasn't! Found some Ferno literature from 1963, and prior to the (currently sold) Model 174 clamp mechanism, the Model 7 Quick-Lock fastener was the factory-supplied setup for Model 22 Mortuary, 26 Ambulance, and 27 Low-Headroom Ambulance "One-Man" cots.

I have the hook, and the post-cups are still in the car. However, the plate is missing and the outline rough. I thought I'd try to get exact dimensions on it to get one made up (just a steel plate). I called Ferno, and their Technical Support representative was apparently unable/unwilling to help me beyond noting the part number wasn't in the current Ferno catalog. I know folks in the past have been able to get old specs from them, figured it was worth a shot.

Perhaps someone has a better contact at Ferno. Just maybe, someone's got one of these lying around?
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:35 PM
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I have one of those in my garage, I just don't know where... I'll look for it if you send me an air cleaner housing.
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What are you needing an air cleaner housing for Paul? Sometimes, all you need to do is ask!
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:04 AM
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I am going to build another ambulance around it. I figure that I need to start somewhere, so I am starting at the top of the engine....
OK.. the truth is that I traded one type of air cleaner for another with Nick, and I am reminding him to send it to me the one that I traded for.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:34 PM
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Neither I nor Paul knew that plate was part of Ferno's original "One-Man" cot system, so I thought it certainly interesting knowledge to share with the group.

Besides, that plate's been eluding him for about a year or so, so figured it was worth asking others about. I've yet to see another one nor a mention of it besides the Ferno flyer I photographed.

Paul: I apologize, I failed to appreciate that you needed the original air cleaner so urgently. First day off in a two weeks, took it off the car today - it will go out tomorrow afternoon when I get off-shift along with the metal emesis basins you asked me for.
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it was a interesting find. I have never seen one of them either. they had a number of locks I have never seen.
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Still looking. Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:28 PM
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Who knows, maybe someone's got one lying around they can make a pencil tracing of.
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Who knows, maybe someone's got one lying around they can make a pencil tracing of.
I pulled this from the 72 C/B I Parted out. Might be it? I do not what it does but was not going to give it way with whats left of the parts car.
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