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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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I'm looking into putting the chevelle into storage for awhile. I've been looking at some of the tracking options like Scout, SpyTec and some others. Just want something that I can place in the car that will notify Me if the car is moved or whatever. 

Anybody have experience with this sort of thing?



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I have been wanting something like this also. The Tile seems easy to hide and is fairly inexpensive.

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Just looked at the Tile, I'm thinking I want alittle more then that. I want something that will alert me if the car is moved, driven or towed. I'm going to call SpyTec and Scout tomorrow. But from what I have read, their trackers can sense if someone gets in the car, or if it is moved, and alert My phone, plus I would be able to check it's location whenever I felt like it.

Also, I am looking into Foscam type camera, motion sensor, infrared, and alerts to My phone if anything sets it off. I just need to figure out a Wi-Fi connection for it.

IDK, the way things seem to be going, I'm not to sure as to the future of the Chevelle. It has become so difficult for Me to work on lately, constantly needing Shelly, Tory or Mark to help Me to get things done. The last projefct was saomething I literally should have had done in a week, stretched out to be a month and a half or so, just not fun for Me anymore.

I'm hanging on to it for now, got a couple off things to get taken care of here in the next few months hopefully, see what happens.


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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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Well, LoJack is a 1000.00 bucks, lifetime, but it will not alert you if the car is moved, just tell you where it is. You have to figure out the car is gone, then go looking for it.

SpyTec and Scout, seemed really shady to me, no one answered the phones on the weekend, and the people answering the phones are not too interested, or seem knowledgeable about the product.

MasTrack seemed to be a decent alternative, but 369.00 for a unit with 6 Month battery, and a magnetic weatherproof case, alittle more then I wanna spend right now. Drawbacks being that it may or may not be able to signal from underneath the car, plus being inside a building, rep told there was about a zero chance of it getting out. However, once it was activated by motion, and pulled out of the building, it should locate itself. Probably.

IDK, something to think about.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Are you just planning a local heated/cooled storage facility or at your boyfriends house? If I had the room I’d store it but I’d need another lift and I’m pretty far away.



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Monday 18th of December 2017 07:04:14 PM

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Brettd85 wrote:

Are you just planning a local heated/cooled storage facility or at your boyfriends house? I detect a hint of JEALOUSY in your tone. If I had the room I’d store it but I’d need another lift and I’m pretty far away.



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Monday 18th of December 2017 07:04:14 PM


 Really, I just need it out of the way for a week. I gave the S-10 to Tory, it needs a new cat, O2 sensor and a few little things fixed on it. He is taking a day or two off over Christmas, going to pull it in and fix it so he can take it home with him. I refuse to store the car outside, after all I have done to it, I would rather sell it then watch it rot. I have a few different options for storing it, one is not the safest in my opinion. The other two, I just do not know that I fully trust that it would not be taken for a joyride. 165.00 bucks for a month of unheated 10x20 storage unit is looking like the only option. Hagerty says it is OK as a temporary situation, they would probably not cover the others. If the owner of the location is a customer as well seems like it makes a difference to them, though I did not look into that much.



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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I charge $150 a month for storage in my heated shop. I’d do $120 for you if you plan on doing at least a year. I could almost justify another lift... Might be too far away for you though if you plan on driving it ever.  Hagerty covers the other cars I store and all of mine. 

I wouldn’t take it for a joyride but I probably would install one of these.  Would probably feel more natural for you..

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-- Edited by Brettd85 on Monday 18th of December 2017 08:25:24 PM

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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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OMG, you still have the life like casting of my dick I gave you for our first anniversary. Goddamn, that's like gotta be 10 years ago. I'm flattered you have it in your daily driver, you still think of me every night as you fall asleep, don't you.....biggrin



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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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IDK, if I was going to store it for a year that far away, I may as well just sell it. I sometimes really wonder why I converted it to a 5 speed, which is now one of the main reasons as to why is has become more difficult for me to drive.

LS with a 6 speed auto would be nice, find a wrecked Camaro, but that is not an affordable option for me.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Lol failed

Understand on the storage. Just figured I’d give you the option. I also hear ya on ls and od auto. Kinda a big project though. What about just an OD trans behind the big block?  Is your engine that temperamental or just hasn’t been driven regularly enough?  I also know you love your car but what about selling and buying a simple driver?  I love driving the 69 with just a 350/350. Although other than the manual your car should be an awesome driver  confuse



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Monday 18th of December 2017 09:18:46 PM

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It is an awesome driver, love it. Just that manual cars with numb feet, not an easy thing to do.

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Dave wrote:

It is an awesome driver, love it. Just that manual cars with numb feet, not an easy thing to do.


Think of it as therapy.  If it was easy, everyone would do it!! 



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That is very true Mark, one saving grace is that I converted to a Hydraulic clutch, in anticipation of maybe going LS one day.

Driving the Chevelle is not as bad as the S-10, due just to the size of the footwell, and the size and spacing of the pedals. Much more room then the S-10, infinitely more room then the Fit, big ass feet does not help.

The irony and the agony of it all is that I started the whole manual swap/lowering project in early 2012, by May/June as I was finishing it up, is when I started to realize what was happening. I was having problems with nuts and bolts, fingertips going numb, arms hurting. I drove the car down to Bremerton in the late fall, then came home and parked it, and it basically sat for 4 1/2 years.

Long story from then till now.


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techiefans.com/the-must-have-device-every-car-owner-needs-to-have/

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I got really excited when I started reading about those, Mike. Then I just realized they are Bluetooth only so very limited range. If only they were gps. More for finding car in parking lot or keys in your house  



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Brettd85 wrote:


I got really excited when I started reading about those, Mike. Then I just realized they are Bluetooth only so very limited range. If only they were gps. More for finding car in parking lot or keys in your house  



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Saturday 8th of December 2018 07:46:31 AM


 That’s my fault for not reading the whole thing, sorry fellas.

I still have the Tile in three of my rigs and it works well enough. I don’t see anything like Dave originally wanted with a motion detector though. 



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Saturday 8th of December 2018 07:50:40 AM

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I wish these ones discussed had a couple inputs and outputs on them, adding a motion or glass braking sensor would be easy. Programming a small PLC would be easy too, but getting the signal out might be a challenge?

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I just insure them, if somebody wants to steal them let them have it I'll just build another one.

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Address? 🙂

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If you wait another month or so it will be completed and then they won't have to make a bunch of trips back and forth to the pick up. LOL

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