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Old 04-10-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Thieves targeting classic cars in So Cal.

Saw this on the KABC and KNBC news outlets last night, and figured they were just copying a news story in a paper, like they always do. So here it is:

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_8857291

I'm considering getting another 56 Ford in the near future and I'm hoping I can put an Anti Theft system in it like my 93 Escort has. Im not sure it's possible with a stock motor and stock ignition system. Any thoughts on this?

http://www.livecarshows.com/StolenCars.html

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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F'n Thieves. They should cut his hands off
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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this is very unfortunate..and the bummer of it is, if they are professionals . they will get your car. no matter what theft system you have. best advise to those that care..watch your ride like as if it were your 2 year old just learning to walk.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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one thing to do to slow thieves is to have one of those battery disconnects. I had one behind the grille in my last car I had. it has a big red key deal that you removed and it cut the negative cable. so while they could tow it, they couldn't drive it.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Thieves targeting classic cars in So Cal.

..you ever see one of those repoman tow trucks work? the controls are inside the cab. they can back up, pick up a vehicle and be gone down the street in no time. kind of like picking up a pallet with a forklift
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #6
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I doubt it would help much in these instances, as the thieves likely used trailers/rollbacks, but installing 1 or 2 kill switches on your car can make a world of difference. Unfortunately, old cars are just easy to break into. I remember a few years ago reading an article where people were stealing the engines out of old cars with hood latches in the grille.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:51 PM   #7
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Default Re: Thieves targeting classic cars in So Cal.

prolocks just sont work on old cars, cause its just to easy to run a wire from the batt. to the coil.
what you can do is take a wire from the coil to a switch under the dash, run a wire from the swtitch to metal upholstery button on the drivers seat.put another metal button on the seat backrest, and run a wire from that button to ground. leave the switch on whenever you park. anyone tries to start your car and ZZZAPPP!!!!wont kill em, but it will scare the shit out of em unless they use a towtruck
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:54 PM   #8
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i have one question to ask the local law enforcement and the local shipping companies.. If they are admitting to knowing about these cars getting placed in shipping containers and shipped over seas. than why is it still happening?
no pressure on the shipping companies? hey as i understand the laws ..possesion is 9/10ths of the law. some stolen auto owner should have the right to hold the shipping company liable. And the local law/courts should be charging the shipping companies for obtaining stolen automobiles. and international trafficing of stolen property..WTF some ones nuts needs to be in a vice here.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:57 PM   #9
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These work great as long as you are near the receivers.
They will fit well right beside the pistol on the nightstand.
You set these right on the floor pointing towards the door.
I used the last one on this list for five years now. And it was cheap.

This has been talked about before but well worth repeating..

Here are a few variations.
They differ in price and probably distances.

http://www.tbotech.com/motion-detector-alarm.htm
http://www.tbotech.com/infrared-motion-sensor.htm
http://www.nextag.com/motion-detector-alarm/search-html
http://www.nextag.com/motion-sensor-alarm/search-html
http://nservices.com/motion.htm
http://www.asseenontvguys.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=51
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:57 PM   #10
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prolocks just sont work on old cars, cause its just to easy to run a wire from the batt. to the coil.
what you can do is take a wire from the coil to a switch under the dash, run a wire from the swtitch to metal upholstery button on the drivers seat.put another metal button on the seat backrest, and run a wire from that button to ground. leave the switch on whenever you park. anyone tries to start your car and ZZZAPPP!!!!wont kill em, but it will scare the shit out of em unless they use a towtruck
That's one of the funniest ideas I've heard in a while. Have to try it some day.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:13 PM   #11
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Fuel shutoff under the seat, they'll get 2 blocks and run outa gas
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #12
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if your serious plan on putting in a tracking system...........then let johnny law boys earn their money..........I still think the loudest siren is the best along with a pager alarm,of course a laser site on a AK will help
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:43 PM   #13
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I think they need to go back to the days of the old west..catcha horse thief..shoot the bastard..I bet that will slow it down a bit.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:47 PM   #14
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Default Re: Thieves targeting classic cars in So Cal.

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..you ever see one of those repoman tow trucks work? the controls are inside the cab. they can back up, pick up a vehicle and be gone down the street in no time. kind of like picking up a pallet with a forklift

Yes, we have one. Just so you know, it's referred to as a "self-loading wheel lift".

I can have a car hooked and rolling down the street in about 15 or 20 seconds. And no, I don't need to get out of the truck for any of it.

Here's a Dynamic that is identical to what we use.

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Old 04-10-2008, 02:51 PM   #15
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Here's an interesting article about one that was busted...

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_8857291?source=email
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:53 PM   #16
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same link that was posted on the original Post! ^^^
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:55 PM   #17
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Repoman, what do you do if a car has the Ebrake locked on for a FWD vehicle? just drag it wil the rears locked up?
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:56 PM   #18
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You want to put in "an anti-theft system like my 93 Escort has".

Really.

You have an anti-theft system in a 93 Escort.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:01 PM   #19
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Repoman, what do you do if a car has the Ebrake locked on for a FWD vehicle? just drag it wil the rears locked up?
And what do you do if the front wheels are turned full-lock one way or the other? It won't track straight down the road behind you.
That's not a problem with our early non-locking steering columns, but getting one of those locking bars across the steering wheel, with the tail of it down against the door or something so the wheels can't straighten out. What about it?

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^^^^
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