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Old 04-23-2007, 04:48:09 PM
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Has anyone ever had something stolen from a show?
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:51:39 PM
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Ya I had a hack saw stolen I guess thats how low people can get.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:03:15 PM
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I have had two parts stolen off of a Maytag one was a inspection cover and the other was a carb.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:40:01 PM
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Default Re: Theft at Shows

i had a clevis stolen right off the back of my pickup... the damned ole thing was sittin right next to my camper, i just got done pulling it at the tractor pull and someone ripped it off along with my reciever.. if i ever find out who did it.. you can only imagine..
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had an EK stolen off my parts table, & a diecast ihc model. skip
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I was staying at the campground next to Rough and Tumble about 10 years ago and someone stole hotdogs out of my cooler while I was gone That was my only tragedy of epic proportions.I have been lucky other than that.

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:24:38 PM
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Gettin bad when a fella has to go to a steam show armed to the teeth like RAMBO......
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:38:57 PM
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we had a valve cover off a LA taken about 3 years ago at a small show
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:19:10 PM
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I have been ripped off several times. At the sussex County fair, about 15 years ago, some MORON stole the BeaconLite spark plug out of my newly restored F-M 3 Light plant. Maytag 92 went south at that show as well. Our local engine club founder had a Beckers' Farm glass cream bottle attached to the sucker rod on a water pump he had on display. The buggers stole that too! At the Rough and Tumble show 4 years ago, I decided to sleep in the back of my pick up, and watch the stars and meteors , as it was very clear out, and there was not too much light pollution. I had put a plastic tarp over the bed to keep dew off my sleeping bag. About 2 AM, the tarp was lifted, and a light was shone into the bed of the truck. I yelled real loud, and I scared the hell out of some B-----D who thought he was going to rip something off.
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I have been attending shows for 32 years. Many times I have gone off to wander while leaving items for sale on the tailgate. I have never had anything stolen. Once in a while I have come back to find more stuff than I left. Just lucky, I suppose, although I have never stayed ovrnight at a show site. Andy; too bad you did not have one of those air-operated boat horns. I imagine that would have given the thief some "brown underwear". It also would have awakened everyone else to help catch him. Al Wait
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I HAD MY ORIGINAL METAL CRANKGUARD STOLEN OFF MY 6 HP FBM DURING THE KNIGHT, NOW I GOT A REPRO FIBERGLASS ONE TO REPLACE IT IT JUST ISNT LIKE THE ORIGINAL WIST I COULD GET ANOTHER ORIGINAL CODY
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I had the oil pressure guage and hand crank stolen off one of my G Allis Chalmers tractors. I saw the guy do it from a distance, but at the time I did not realise what he was doing until the next day. A couple of my friends saw it too. We did not realise it till the next day and I let it go. He is from Owensboro Ky. Every time I would see him after that he would leave the show grounds. Noone sees him anymore. I think he is still alive though. I told everyone about it and he would not show up at shows anymore. Wierd huh? Joe
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During day time, someone was going to take my Rentz Lighthouse spark plug out of my Fuller & Johnson ND and replace it with a Champion W-14 plug. The bad thing was that I was right there at the site when they were going to do it. I ask what he was doing, and his answer was, "Do you know what the plug is? I am going to take it so it doesn't get run anymore." So I just HAD to run the engine with that plug in it the rest of the show. When I walked away for the site, I would change plugs so he wouldn't take. I caught him checking a few time during the show.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:48:59 AM
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I have had a associated carb and a herc XK mixer stolen from under the tarp at Canaduiga NY and a brass feul pump for a vert Famous stolen from under the table tarp at Coolsprings. If anyone sees a junky looking Famous pump with the mounting ears broke off and brazed back on crooked and backwards( not me like that when I got it)new plunger and a rebush job thats mine and I would like to cut the fingers off of the no good @#$%$#@$%%$ that took it,Rob
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Jeff,

I admit I took the hot dogs, I couldn't help it I was really hungry! and they were OSCAR MAYER! my favorite. Your not going to report me to the authorities are ya? I'll buy you some more dogs if you want? I'll even throw in a couple spark plugs or something just to make it right.
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I am going to use Tofu hot dogs for bait next time John. Rough and Tumble is my #1 vacation spot.Maybe I will see you there
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Ever had an engine stolen? I saw the post about the Maytag 92 but I mean something bigger like a hit & miss.
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Default Re: Theft at Shows

Maybe we need an old fashioned stocks, or an old fashioned gallows, or an old fashioned guillotine at the shows. It would make a nice display and a powerful reminder to thieves of the benefits of self-control.
On second thought, maybe those things aren't period-correct.
How about a 32 volt electric chair powered by a Wincharger or Delco plant?
It probably couldn't hurt him, but by the end of the show the culprit would probably wish he were dead. Some say capital punishment is not
a deterrant, but the amount of repeat offenses by dead people is Zero!
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:31:46 PM
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How about a model T buzz coil wired to everything while keeping the coil inside somewhere so they can't hear it.............A hand full of buzz coil would turn the thief into his own alarm system, foul words and all.......
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Now you're on to something Chuck!
An electric chair with a model T buzz coil in the circuit!
I suppose a little bit of that WOULD eventually be fatal.
"Sorry Officer, nobody noticed that he fell into the display and now it's too late. As long as he's dead, can we get our stuff out of his pickup?"
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