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Old 12-09-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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Talking Car related PRANKS !

I wasn't really into mean pranks,... But I did throw charged up condensers on a guys car seat just before he sat down,.... stuff like that,... So what have you done or seen ? I'll start out with my favorite prank of all time,... And we'll see where this goes.


Back in High School,...My old buddy Jerry had his folks old Oldsmobile, and use to drive it to school, Jerry wasn't much of a car guy, so one day I sneak down to his house really early, and run a jumper wire from his brake light switch to his horn,.....

He had to drive right past my house to go to school,... Jerry was a really good, respectful, quiet kid,..... a real goody two shoes,..... anyway he gets to the end of my street and pulls up behind someone at the intersection and the horn is just blaring !,...... I pull out of my driveway and try to follow him and watch the fun,.... every time he stepped on the brakes that horn would blear, he was getting flipped off, cussed at,.... you name it.

When we pulled into the school parking lot, he was red faced and more embarrassed than I had ever seen him before, He asked me to look at his car after school "theres something wrong with my horn",.... so I follow him home and am busting a gut every time I see the brake lights go on and the horn go off, I am laughing so hard tears are blurring my vision (especially at long lights with cars in front of him)..... when we get to his house I take the wire off when I sent him to his garage to get me a screwdriver,.... a week later I do it again ,........ this went on for a long time,. I never did tell him it was a prank,.....

For years I carried a couple different lengths of wire with a alligator clip on either end,..... and repeated this prank many times, on many unsuspecting victim,.....

So,... lets hear what you got !
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Boy, I'm sure glad I didn't know you in High School... LOL Mostly all we ever did was remove the rotor from the distributor in guy's cars that we didn't like all that much. One kid had a '59 VW and the radio was hotwired, not through the ignition switch. He would never lock his car in the school parking lot so we'd turn the radio on and walk away. By the end of the day his battery was dead. I don't think he ever caught on.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #3
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We just tossed smoke bombs under the front end or certain cars, but my favorite was soaping windsheild wipers.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:37 PM   #4
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Certainly not original, but we jammed a potato into the exhaust pipe (many times) and watched as people started their cars. Pow! that spud would come out!!
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:56 PM   #5
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One guy I knew would "grease a door handle" once in a while. Not often, and only for those truly deserving. He would take axle grease/bearing grease and apply it to the underside of a latch type door handle or on the inside surface of a grab type door handle. He would wipe down handle on the exposed surface and it would look real good and clean. But when the offender grabbed the door handle to open the door, he got a good coating of grease on the hand from the underside. Always good for a few laughs.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
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Hi; These would all make a great book. It would be a good fund raiser. When ever we got spanked by Dad, he would get a rock in his hubcap. Never did catch on to us kids. Later Newc
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
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I don't know if this cross over is welcome here so Delete it if its out-a-line.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ghlight=pranks
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:31 PM   #8
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Well this was more like revenge than a prank. A local lowlife sent a buddy of mine to the hospital with a concussion. A couple of days later, we found his car parked alone at our local hangout, and just as a coincidence there was a roadkill skunk not far away.

Well, we got us a stick and a cardboard box and rolled that skunk into the box. Drove my car holding the box out the window, and we dropped that mess-o-stink into the back seat of the guy's car.

He had to junk the car, which was a POS anyway. He always suspected us but couldn't prove anything and even if he could he already had a lengthy RAP sheet and we were clean.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:35 PM   #9
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I don't know if this cross over is welcome here so Delete it if its out-a-line.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ghlight=pranks
Yep !

Most certainly is,.. In fact it was the reason for posting it here,.. Just looking for more and different perspectives.

We also would change firing orders at the distributor cap,.... I am guessing I was kind of a rotten kid,.... Huh?,... I never thought I was!
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:12 PM   #10
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In Highschool on of the teachers has a VW bug. We got a bunch of guys and walked(move the front, move the back..repeat a lot) it into a corner of the building so both the front bumpers were touching and she couldn't drive the car out.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:36 PM   #11
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In Highschool on of the teachers has a VW bug. We got a bunch of guys and walked(move the front, move the back..repeat a lot) it into a corner of the building so both the front bumpers were touching and she couldn't drive the car out.

A bunch of us did the same thing to a gal in our class.

Another time some buddies jacked my car up and put just the right size blocks under the rear end and let it back down. The tires were just barely off the ground so I didn't realize it and got in and tried to drive off. Everyone got a good laugh out of that
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:19 PM   #12
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How about running a copper line up to the dash with a zerk fitting and the other end brazed into the exhaust pipe just after the manifold. You could make quite a cloud of smoke when ever you pumped a little grease down there. Probably wouldn't work with todays laws and cat converters, but it sure used to be fun.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:16 PM   #13
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A 8-10" piece of bicycle inner tube stretched over the end of your buddy's cars tail pipe.. one heck of a racket
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #14
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Inner tube over the tailpipe was a lot of laughs as well as shooting long flames out back by way of a model "T" coil and spark plug in the rear of tailpipe. I sure love that first one about wiring the horn to the brake light ! Still chuckling over that. Thanks for the laughs guys
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:51 PM   #15
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The best one I ever saw was a protection from other kids bothering you at the drive in (with your girl) you wrapped a wire around a spark plug and let it hang down almost to the ground and then tied a nail to it, so the nail would touch the ground when you were sitting still but would swing up out of the way when you were moving. ANyone that touched the door handle whle the the car was stopped and the engine was running got a real poke. Ive heard tell it was hard on dogs leaking on tires too. (of coarse I would never do that)
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:45 PM   #16
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In the early 60s I used to get a ride to a wrestling club with a buddy. If someone was riding a bicycle, we would come up behind them and he would turn the ignition key off, floor the gas and turn the key back on. The resultant BANG! had more than a few cyclists wobbling all over the road.
About 25 years ago I was playing in a band and the slimeball venue owner told us to go f*** ourselves when we fronted up for our pay. He owed us $2K for several gigs. We went to small claims court and they ruled for us, but they were toothless, and he just laughed at us. We found his pride and joy BMW one night, slashed all the tires and filled all his doorlocks with super glue, plus spread super glue over all his windows and external mirrors. We never got paid, but boy, we got revenge!
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:51 PM   #17
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we would take bailing twine and tie it to the drive line. do this in a couple of different places and it makes alot of noise going down the road. especially when you are in a hurry and don't have time or the clothes to climb under and take it off.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:14 PM   #18
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How about hooking the stop light switch to the windshield washers and run the hose up the outside of the steering column and aim it at the driver. Quite a surprise when you hit the brakes.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #19
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1" steel ball inside a 2 foot piece of 1 1/2 exhaust tube.
Weld washer on each end. Tie wrap onto frame or tail pipe.
Results in a loud bang when they brake or accelerate.
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Lasts long time
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:45 PM   #20
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Two of my favourites; use a pencil to draw a line down the insulator of a sparkplug. Works particularly well on single cyl motorcycles!
A shot of brake fluid up the exhaust pipe will cause untold amounts of white smoke to be emitted for many, many miles. That stuff just doesn't burn away. I like to push a hose up the tailpipe, into the muffler, insert a funnel into the end of hose, pour in a good amount, remove funnel and using your mouth, blow the fluid right up. [yum]
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