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Old 07-11-2017, 12:56 PM
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I have an electrical switching device which replaces the part that holds the flexible star on the inside. If you wiggle the tristar it can be wired to honk your horn or perhaps give a good shock. I'll sell it reasonably. I paid $50 for it 20 years ago, its still in the box. Make me an offer.
Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins& six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I am finishing a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual....I also have a Lotus 7 replica autocrosser with a modified K20 Acura engine.
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:03 PM
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:00 PM
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razor blades

Found this on the interwebs, seems problematic because it would make a mess:

"I got sick of having stars broken in the '70's and had an electrician friend of mine isolate the star from the body and attach it to a capacitor of the type used in electric cattle fences, worked a treat [sic.], but then I got nervous about kids getting a electric shock and causing dysrythmia of the heart and disconnected it. However I did replace it with razor blade ends superglued onto the rear surfaces of the upper parts of the star circle. Someone tried to pull it off one night and left blood stains all over the bonnet from the two fingers hooked into the star. In revenge they kicked a panel in instead. Just last year I caught two kids making off with my star and apprehended them and got payment from their father for the replacement. I'm somewhat more charitable these days, if the star goes, I just buy another. Guess I've become rather wimpish in my mature years. "
source: Hood Ornament Theft Prevention
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:54 PM
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Reed switch hooked to the horn would work.

Blades and shocks are a lawyers wet dream
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:24 AM
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How about a base which attaches with neodymium magnets? Strong enough it won't come off driving but you can just pull it off when you go in.
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