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How Do You Car Buffs Protect Your Pride And Joy?


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 04:48 PM

Just came across this article and it seems to be an ideal way to keep tabs on your pride and joy. But keeping an eye on your teens, good or bad??

http://www.gearlog.com/2007/05/keep_tabs_o...car_the_gps.php

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 05:24 PM

That's a pretty "cool beans" system.

I did it a bit different long ago with a simple hidden ignition toggle switch. (Besides keeping track of my sets of keys.)
As I wasn't tracking where my kids went, just when, as they were tracked anyway by all in the county.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 06:01 PM

AHH Yes. The old ways were often the best. People Power wouldn't work too well in the city tho'. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:30 PM

Two things "Loud Pipes Save Lives" (my trucks will wake the neighborhood when started), and Smith and Wesson are what protect my vehicles. Oh yeah and if anyone were to try and steal them they had better be able to float the gears b/c i removed the Synchronizers from my transmissions so I could powershift them.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:40 PM

I protect my car the easy way. Anti theft vehicle (the car looks so bad that no one wants it)
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:43 PM

If its stolen thats why I have insurance.

I am so sure it wont get stolen that I leave the keys in the car along with my title and over 5000 dollars cash in a big bag labled cash.
I have chrome rims with a tag that says "Pull here and these are yours no wrench needed" :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:

I dont want any gps like that in my car so someone can track me. It would be cool though to like have the thing stolen and drive up with the police and arrest them.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:21 PM

BlackSpyder. Lack of synchros would be fairly effective in today's automatic society. I remember the '48 V8 crash box was a work of art to get through. LOL. Today, I have enough trouble getting through a Road Ranger, but am badly out of practice.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 08:23 PM

Two things "Loud Pipes Save Lives" (my trucks will wake the neighborhood when started), and Smith and Wesson are what protect my vehicles. Oh yeah and if anyone were to try and steal them they had better be able to float the gears b/c i removed the Synchronizers from my transmissions so I could powershift them.


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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:33 PM

Actually no, I only have 1 Diesel (yes it is a 94 Chevy 1 ton 6.5 turbo diesel) the other 5 are all gas. my 71 chevy has duel 3" exhaust w/ no mufflers last time i cranked it was on a Sunday and my grand dad asked me if it was loud enough b/c he heard it @ church (approx 1/2 mile away). The others are setup similar (just quieter since I have to drive them on the road)

rowal5555 : I love Eaton Road Ranger transmissions. Since I cannot drive an Autoshift b/c the clutch is to heavy for my knee. Dad has an 18 speed down on the farm with enough shift select buttons to make a keyboard jealous (2 splitters, H/L Range, and a dump valve that I put on it) Its fun to drive.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:51 PM

Yes, I'm with you BlackSpyder. I spent 3 months last year in an Inter dump truck on a logging track up the top of a local mountain and couldn't hold the clutch down for more than a few seconds - never felt anything so confoundedly heavy. LOL. Had to get through' the shifts as quick as possible or my leg got the shakes. Too old for that lark now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:14 PM

Does anyone remember the Early Trucks that had what they call 'JOEY BOXES'. They run 2 Gearboxes and you had 2 gearsticks to use.I drove an International Truck with one of these fitted,and an absolute nightmare to drive. After a late night out with the Boys,and so tired,I used to forget which gear I was in with which Gearbox..:thumbsup:
Love the Roadranger Gearboxes.Mostly only ever used the Clutch once to get mobile,after that it was a breeze.Found it quite easy to change gears by engine Rpm. As 'rowal5555'said,in tight situations,my left Knee used to tremble also.The Clutch pedal was so heavy to operate.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:34 PM

Does anyone remember the Early Trucks that had what they call 'JOEY BOXES'. They run 2 Gearboxes and you had 2 gearsticks to use.I drove an International Truck with one of these fitted,and an absolute nightmare to drive. :thumbsup:
Love the Roadranger Gearboxes.Mostly only ever used the Clutch once to get mobile,after that it was a breeze.Found it quite easy to change gears by engine Rpm. As 'rowal5555'said,in tight situations,my left Knee used to tremble also.The Clutch pedal was so heavy to operate.



Ah yes. I drove one of those not too bad but confusing. But the "Autoshifts" you only had to press the clutch in to get them into Drive, Low, Neutral, or Reverse. They had a touch Pad in the cab and no actual shifter and if you didnt depress the clutch all the way or the clutch position switch broke they would not do anything. And due to their poor design they had a 50 pound press on the pedal because the standard Dana "Easy Pedal" (what most trucks have now) with a 20 pound press would slip.

My knee gets sore just thinking about it. Where did I put my BenGay.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:20 PM

Knowing where you kids go is difficult, you either trust them or you don't. And who is to say if your kid takes it to let's say his friend's house, and there are a bunch of his buddies that want to pull a prank on him (or something) and they either hot-wire his car or get his keys and take off in it. Who is to tell who is driving the vehicle with the GPS unit?

Also I could see this having problems, especially if you are about to have a divorce, or it could cause a divorce. Like a paranoid spouse, wondering why you were at the bank for 18 seconds longer than normal, or at a red light for 3.2 seconds longer than usual. I read a couple of articles in popular science about how cheating spouses could use the internet, as well, as GPS units to cause a lot of havoc among each other.




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