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Old 07-22-2008, 08:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Chiefdruid View Post
I remember Dad telling me about a device that they used when he was in his 20s. Take a slo-blo fuse and wire it inline with your ignition wire. Basically, make a plunger that has connections thru the fuse when pushed in and thru a solid conductor when pulled out. When you park your car, push the plunger in. The thief will be able to start your car and get a 100 ft or do down the road, but when the fuse burns through, the car dies. The reasoning behind it was that if a thief stalls on the side of the road, he'll get panicked and abandon the car instead of stealing everything out of it. Also, being on the road, makes it easier to be spotted by law enforcement...
Thats cool, I like it. Another thing is that instead of attempted theft, they can actually get in trouble for theft since they moved the car off premises. Downside is your car might get cremed by another car.

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