The auction for this neat accessory ended last night. I was a bidder, but at well below the final price. Hope someone on here was able to get it.
My question is how common are these locks? And does anyone have one that can comment on how it's installed? My assumption is that one has to advance the spark and throttle and lock it in the lower position.
This is a specially designed padlock for use on Ford cars to lock the spark and throttle levers together so that it is impossible to operate the car. It is made of brass, highly polished and buffed, and is of the six lever variety, which can be made in practically an unlimited number of gear changes. All parts are machine fitted, the springs are of phosprhor bronze, and the shackle is self-locking. Two nickel-plated flat push keys are furnished, and the lock, which weighs less than four ounces, is sold for $1 by the Fordloc Sales Agency, of Detroit, Mich.
That's a neat accessory!
Nice, but $237 is crazy money!!
You could still steal the car by undoing the linkage's to the spark and gas under the hood and start the car with the levers locked.
Here's one from our collection that padlocks the steering wheel from being turned or removed.
I was hoping you'd see this Jay. Thanks for the sanity check. I thought that was crazy money, but you know how auctions can fog even your best judgement.
That Iron Claw is even cooler.