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    Millennial Anti-theft Device

    shifter.jpg Of course this is the key to the "lock."
    - Mark

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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    Back when my kids were in that age grouping where folks they knew were in to stealing automobiles.....three on the tree and a manual choke stopped them.

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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    ... and the clutch will usually stop them no matter what.
    - Mark

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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    ... and the clutch will usually stop them no matter what.
    Wait, the clutch STOPS the car? Thank you for letting me know - sounds like a great safety idea: two pedals to brake. And good to know next time I go on my car-stealing spree. I was always confused by those three pedal cars. Why three pedals? And they have a really loose gear lever - it wiggles in all directions! I wish people would take better care of their cars.

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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    Proof that there's no joke that doesn't have a (large) grain of truth in it

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/e539c44c-8e9e-3a81-9adf-37e6b046ca66/ss_teen-carjackers-stole-her.html

    On their second attempted carjacking Wednesday, two teenage boys came face to face with the most frightful and insurmountable of obstacles, according to police. A manual transmission.

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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    Yep. I've seen a few news stories about thefts gone wrong. There was even a video of a guy that forced a driver out of their pick-up (at gunpoint) only to have the thief give up and run away.
    - Mark

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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    As a secondary precaution in the Elan, I have made one of the (all unlabled) switches in the dash a fuel pump cutoff... it may start, but it will only run for about 20 seconds. By the time a would be thief has cranked the starter a few more times, I'd be standing beside the car and introducing him to Mr. Walther.
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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    As a secondary precaution in the Elan, I have made one of the (all unlabled) switches in the dash a fuel pump cutoff... it may start, but it will only run for about 20 seconds. By the time a would be thief has cranked the starter a few more times, I'd be standing beside the car and introducing him to Mr. Walther.
    I put a silent alarm in my car (Ford Explorer) some years ago. About 3am the alarm in my room went off. Told the wife to call the cops and I took off to re-educate the perp. I called off the foot race when he entered my neighbors yard. The neighbor had a firearm and would use it but at 3am he might not recognize me from the perp. Police showed up and they were questioning my decision to chase the guy... they don’t know me
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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    shifter.jpg Of course this is the key to the "lock."


    I saw one of those tire covers on a Black CJ.
    It said "THE BLACK JEEP OF THE FAMILY".
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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    We used to put fuel pump shut switches and battery disconnects in a lot of the LBCs we worked on at the shop years ago.
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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    My current 1950 Ford Tudor...when I got it JAN1970, it had a spare dash-mount interior light switch (pull to turn on) mounted in the back of the glove box.
    Former owner said, get to the construction site, open the glove box, smack the maps, pushed the switch in, and the LAMP CORD was taped to the main wiring harness, to the distributor, where they had drilled a hole in the bottom of the distributor housing, one side went to the external lead for power from coil, other went to points/condensor. You could not even hot wire it and make it go.

    FIRST thing I removed.

    Imagine20 feet of extra resistance from coil to points, plus a switch and CRIMP connectors.

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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    We used to put fuel pump shut switches and battery disconnects in a lot of the LBCs we worked on at the shop years ago.
    Did you tell the owners?

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    Re: Millennial Anti-theft Device

    "Did you tell the owners?"

    If we liked them.
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