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Seems like security is a hot topic lately...and with spring/summer coming around, it'll probably get more attention. Quick question - what is everyone's opinion about a steering wheel lock (like the club)? I saw one at PartsAmerica that had two hooks on each side for the steering wheel so it would take more than one cut to get this off (supposedly)...any opinions?? Guy(NH)

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Unfortunately, those things are only good enough to scare an amateur car thief away. One or two quick cuts with a hacksaw through the steering wheel and that thing is off.

Your best bet would probably be an alarm system with a battery backup and a starter cutout. I'm sure you'll get some more opinions.

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If youre lookin for something quick and easy. I was thinkin' about adding a kill switch inline with the ignition - hidden under the dash. A real professional would be able to get around this, but a real professional would be able to get around anything (or just tow the thing away).


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I have a club that attaches to the brake pedal, but I only expect it to provide minimal protection. I am working on a transmission lever interlock like the late model cars use, only with a hidden method of release. I also have a nice alarm system with several kill switches and good insurance.

Since these cars are so easy to hotwire the kill switches only help so much, I am also looking into a fuel supply shut off valve of some sort.

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EXACTLY... I have always put alarms on my stereo cars, but that is just to keep away stereo thevin' punks. I could always break into my own cars and disable the alarm in a matter of seconds (had to do it pretty often, bad habit about locking the keys in it). A pro will get through whatever security you have, unless you go really crazy and start carrying your distributor as a key chain or something, lol.
PS-on my stereo car I have a big flashy alarm, but on the 'stang I have a good old ignition kill switch, and if I'm thinking about it, I'll take the coil wire w/ me too.

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Anyone with a flatbed tow truck can steal any car, any time.

As stated in the old VMF, I remove my gas tank every time I park it away from the house...it's a little awkward, but it does solve the drive-away theft problem.

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I use a lock made by Kryptonite (the bicycle lock people), it has the full loops at each end. It looks a little bit more robust than the Club and didn't cost any more, same color too.

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