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Old 01-11-2018, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Stolen model A coupe in the drink.

Have,nt seen this here or on the h.a.m.b. Came across a news item by chance. 79 year old owner went to church on Sunday in Prineville FL. Car was stolen by a drifter who was arrested at the scene. I allways use a steeringwheel lock from the wheel to the pedal.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:45 AM   #2
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If that don't make you sick to your stomach!!
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:56 AM   #3
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I often tell my self there is little concern because most would not know how to start the car let alone drive it. Maybe I'm taking too much for granted. . . .
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:16 AM   #4
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I usually take the fuse but leave the keys in it.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:59 AM   #5
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Reminds me of a '30s Western Movie, the Guy tried to outrun the POSSEE, in a 40 Horse Model A--LOL--Hope he had his DEPENDS on!!!
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:02 AM   #6
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I turn off the battery disconnect switch, turn off the gas, take the key and pull the spark lever to full advance making it hard to start even if they figure out the other stuff. It's a roadster so I can't lock it.

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Old 01-11-2018, 12:28 PM   #7
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Have,nt seen this here or on the h.a.m.b. Came across a news item by chance. 79 year old owner went to church on Sunday in Prineville FL. Car was stolen by a drifter who was arrested at the scene. I allways use a steeringwheel lock from the wheel to the pedal.
That was actually Prineville, Oregon, not Florida, which is 3600 miles away. Note the Oregon plates. I recall this from our local news a couple years ago.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:56 PM   #8
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^^^^^^ I just read it today with todays date , stated Florida. ^^^^^^ Never know whats what anymore.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:59 PM   #9
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It's a roadster so I can't lock it.

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Dang I guess those locking door handles I bought and put on the '30 Roadster won't protect the car And that guy that sold them to me reassured me they would.

Trust, no one!!

I've been like '29 Cabriolet in the sense all I do is shut off the gas don't even take the keys out. I figure if they do steal the car, they ain't gettin' more than a block or so away!
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:09 PM   #10
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I remember this story from a few years back. I seem to recall that the guy didn't get it started, so keys and fuse would have made little difference. I think he just put in neutral and rolled.
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That was actually Prineville, Oregon, not Florida, which is 3600 miles away. Note the Oregon plates. I recall this from our local news a couple years ago.
Someone posted that here on the Barn several years ago. I remember the discussion, although I can't remember if I ate breakfast this morning!

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Old 01-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #12
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That was actually Prineville, Oregon, not Florida, which is 3600 miles away. Note the Oregon plates. I recall this from our local news a couple years ago.
I noticed the Sagebrush on the bank there first thing, I don't think that grows in Florida. Anyhoo, what a sad story. The penalties for car theft used to have some teeth. No more, or this would be a lot more rare than it is.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:34 PM   #13
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Here is the discussion about this theft from back in 2014.

https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthrea...t=stolen+coupe

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Old 01-11-2018, 02:42 PM   #14
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The audacity of anyone even touching someone else’s A without permission is beyond me. Someone stealing someone’s A should be treated like a horse thief was 150 years ago. I don’t think there’d be many, but a few bodies would be hanging around.

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P.S. It was Prineville, Oregon
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:45 PM   #15
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Even Model A's are generating "fake news"
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DRUG DEALERS should be HANGED, alongside Horse or Car THIEVES!!!!
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:17 PM   #17
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They should beat that S.O.B. to death for doing that!!!
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:29 PM   #18
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So, if you steal a car, grand theft, slap on the wrist. Protect your property and a good chance of prosecution and jail time. Too many people in jail, but for gods sake don’t make them work to pay for themselves. Just let the small timers out early. And don’t forget. That’s why you have insurance. (And why it’s a little high)
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:03 PM   #19
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Different car, different circumstances (more interesting?), but same result - in the drink! A story from a few years back:
https://sputniknews.com/art_living/2...ake-collector/
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:48 PM   #20
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I heard that the local Bend, Oregon Model A club was helping to repair the model A.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:58 PM   #21
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What's the fuss? It's only another Model A with wet wall tyres!
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In my experience the justice system simply doesn't look on property theft as a big deal. Life was better when the vigilantes took care of thieves.

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I never let my car out of my sight when I am out in public, that's all.

There are too many issues just trying to keep away from other idiots who can't drive.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:40 PM   #25
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I installed the door & rumble lock this past year. Heard of several theft stories at regional meets. Makes me feel a bit better with the extra security and keeping the hardware stock.
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I turn off the battery disconnect switch, turn off the gas, take the key and pull the spark lever to full advance making it hard to start even if they figure out the other stuff. It's a roadster so I can't lock it.

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And then a couple of drinks and even you don't know how to get the car started...
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:51 AM   #27
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Had a friend in high school who would lift the hood, take the rotor out and put it in his pocket so the car couldn't be started.

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Model T coil connected to the door handle works too
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