Hey Pat -
I like your idea. Could you provide the particulars to this idea, i.e.
where to get a slow blow fuse.
Richard - sorry about the truck - real bummer.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Pat Horne
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: Theft Protection
Most anyone who steals one of our cars is probably out for a joy ride.
In that case they don't want attention called to themselves.
When I get my67.5 back into the shop for a rebuild I plan on adding a slow
blow fuse in series with the coil power lead, and a switch to bypass it. The
value of the fuse would be such that it would allow the car to start
normally, and drive for about 30 seconds before power to the ignition is
cut. Now the thief is sitting in the middle of the road, with traffic
building behind him. It is my belief that he won't try to figure out what
the problem is, and just abandon the car.
As for what to do for the bypass switch, car thieves will be on the lookout
for anything that looks like a kill switch, so why not put it in plain
sight! I've seen quite a few older cars where the owner installed a
headphone jack under the dash. I plan on installing such a jack with the
plug that is inserted into to jack being the bypass for the fuse.
It's hard to find the switch when it is in your pocket, away from the car!
>After a long dismantlement and various modifications to the 66, I
>thought I should ask you all to start up a theft protection thread so I
>can get the best in ideas on safeguarding the disappearance of the car.
>I'm at the stage where the chassis and body have to go to the strippers
>and if there is any more modifications requiring welds and holes I'd like
to get it done now.