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My first new car was a 78 Trans Am (no screaming chicken on the hood for me) that I paid $7800 for out the door. I did as you said albeit not quite as fancy and ran a wire from the trunk where the taillights were grounded to the dash where I had a switch that I could make or break the ground, thus turning on or off all the lights in the back of the car. Now a days, with all the "smarts" that are built into vehicles, the car would most likely turn it's self off if you hit the switch!
I believe you can still do this with newer cars, although I haven't tried it yet. I think it would require a bit more wire now as you can't ground anything out now without blowing up some chip. But I have been thinking about it, now that you mention it.

So far no one asked me why I had this arrangement. phew (*). I did use it against a cop car one day though. But after I lost him in the dark, good sense got hold of me and I pulled over & parked at the next cross street. It was kinda funny to see him screech to a stop and look both ways, then suddenly see me parked and standing there waiting for him. Earned myself a day in court & a stiff fine for that. But I kept my license so all was good. He was a local cop & so was I, so car ID (before lights out) was a real possibility from him maybe seeing me daily driving in town.

(*) my buddy and I did rent collection in questionable areas. I was the driver. Sometimes after you collect, you have to be able to disappear.
 

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I buy the Publix gas cards, $40 for a $50 card if you spend $50 which is too easy to do. Helps take the sting out of it.
 

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same here. $3.70 and climbing for regular
Just got back from running some errands, $3.99 everywhere around here now
 

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3.79here up from 3.59 the day before.
 

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we are seeing big differences in prices esp in diesel ........reg 3.59 +/- .30 ........diesel 3.58-4.25 ...... 3/3/22 evening
 

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high ive .seen is 3.79 today, low 3.59, circle K stores are now charging .06 to .10 per gallon for using credit card
 

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And of course the liberals want you to drive econo boxes...so there is that.
 

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My Suburban is thirsty, so joined Costco last year to save on gas. Right now regular is $3.109 if you use their credit card (Citi Visa). Most other stations around me are 3.649/gal.

So each tankful is currently “saving” me $16.74
 
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$1.85/l cdn right now. It was .99/l before the most popular president in history won.
 

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I filled up Monday a $3.69/gal. Same place was $4.29 this morning. Yuck
 

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Noon $3.39.9, 5:00 PM $3.69.9.
 

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I topped off after work at $3.50 non-ethanol gas. I would recommend PRI-G additive, for anyone wanting to lengthen their gas life shelf.

Talked to a guy, whose son owns a grocery store. Son places an order. He receives less than half he orders. That grocery store shelving sometimes looks sparce. Was in another grocery store (chain) this week. $12 for a large container of peanut butter. $20 for laundry detergent. Over $7 for a large box of Cherios. Inflation is going to get worse.
I went to fill up the Mrs vehicle at the same gas station and pump today. $3.85 a gallon. 35 cent increase in 24 hours. Talked to employee that works at gas station, across the highway, who said their ethanol gas was going up 20 cents a gallon.

Talked to a cousin today, who said the Walmart she was in this week, the pasta aisle was empty. Wheat went up four dollars at a local grain elevator this week. I stopped at DG to load up with more pasta (M&C, etc).

There has to be panic in some commodities markets (oil, wheat, etc.)
 

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Though back in Bushes day, gas did get higher....sure is nice to see the value of my Prius double.
 

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Though back in Bushes day, gas did get higher....sure is nice to see the value of my Prius double.
It may have doubled, but no way I'm selling mine because this is when I need it most.
Imagine the effects on the farmers and the supply chain, manufacturing, etc. I'm doing a large garden this year and getting in better shape so I can ride my bike to town. The issue is all these hills in East TN are tough to climb.
My son has been adding these stickers to all the gas pumps
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It may have doubled, but no way I'm selling mine because this is when I need it most.
Imagine the effects on the farmers and the supply chain, manufacturing, etc. I'm doing a large garden this year and getting in better shape so I can ride my bike to town. The issue is all these hills in East TN are tough to climb.
My son has been adding these stickers to all the gas pumps
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I've got 100 of those stickers, and 100 of the ones with Trump on them that says "Biden did that!"...I've been peppering every pump I encounter.
 

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I buy the Publix gas cards, $40 for a $50 card if you spend $50 which is too easy to do. Helps take the sting out of it.
Yah we get them too but only if theres a good bogo sale, publix prices are sky high
 

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I miss good ol' Ethyl! Pricey but worth it!!

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Though back in Bushes day, gas did get higher....sure is nice to see the value of my Prius double.
Same goes for all three of my Chevy S-10's. People asking if I would sell them. Nope. Daily drivers. The 4 cylinder S-10 can be filled up with gas and then I can forget about it. The MPG is great. Its along time before I have to refill it, with gas again.
 

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Filled up one car and two cans this morning for $3.76. Just took the other car in and filled it up... $3.89. There were quite a few people there topping off their tanks and filling cans. Everybody is getting ready for higher prices or worse... shortages.
 

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Up to $3.80 for BP now up 20 cents overnight. Meanwhile it seems as if Ivan is paying half.


 

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Filled up one car and two cans this morning for $3.76. Just took the other car in and filled it up... $3.89. There were quite a few people there topping off their tanks and filling cans. Everybody is getting ready for higher prices or worse... shortages.
It will be interesting to see, what happens, when the market opens up for Monday.
 

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Just filled every gas jug and the generator with ethanol free 90 octane rec fuel and sta-bil 360. Cost $173. Rec fuel is $5.89 a gallon, regular gas is $3.89 and will go up again tomorrow.

You guys do realize ethanol fuel will turn to shit in 3 months, right?



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You guys do realize ethanol fuel will turn to shit in 3 months, right?



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Sure do. Ethanol has hurt more small engines....

Seriously, I never use it in anything. I have an older gas tractor, etc. They only get ethanol free gas.
 

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Just filled every gas jug and the generator with ethanol free 90 octane rec fuel and sta-bil 360. Cost $173. Rec fuel is $5.89 a gallon, regular gas is $3.89 and will go up again tomorrow.

You guys do realize ethanol fuel will turn to shit in 3 months, right?



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Yep, I think everyone here knows the shelf life of untreated ethanol gasoline is very limited.

Today, on the way home from a day with the FIL and the wife I decided it was time to recycle 10 gallons of gas I've had stored for several months in a couple of 5 gallon USGI jerry cans. I checked out the price at the local station on the way home..... still $3.99 gal. Great. I dumped the 10 gallons in the wife's 2016 RAV4 along with a can of Seafoam.

I tossed the empty jerrys in the back of the Tacoma and headed off to get them filled with fresh gas. I come around the corner and staring in my face was the sign saying $4.19 gal. I was pissed. Fortunately there's another gas station about a mile away which is usually the same price as the first one. I was in luck, still $3.99 gal (if that's what you call luck). Right now everything I own that holds petroleum based full is full. I even have 5 gallons of diesel, and I don't own anything that runs on diesel. I keep it in case one of my neighbors run out.

It's going to be a tough ride going forward keeping up with fuel prices.

I guess that's what hap[pens when you go from being a large global oil producer and exporter to shutting down all your wells and depending on foreign oil because '''mah climate change"

We deserve what we continue to tolerate (me included)
 

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Just filled up two 20lb propane tanks. Still at $2.99 a gallon but that will change soon. Regular Unleaded was up to $4.49 a gallon.

Southern Oregon
 

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you can do the same thing by pumping the brake lights at them. That works for me pretty much every time. Often times you can actually hear their tires screech when they over react
I don't do it any more...accidents are no fun...but back when I was a kid and my cars were beaters, I'd ride the brake pedal on a tailgater, to put the brake lights on...and then, after a mile or so, just stand on the pedal.

I considered putting an off switch on the brake lights - easy to do - but if I WAS in an accident, and cops started taking my beater apart or testing the brake lights...I dunno, would that fall under "criminal tools"? Sometimes you have to ask if it's worth it to make your life more complicated than it already is.
 

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I don't do it any more...accidents are no fun...but back when I was a kid and my cars were beaters, I'd ride the brake pedal on a tailgater, to put the brake lights on...and then, after a mile or so, just stand on the pedal.

I considered putting an off switch on the brake lights - easy to do - but if I WAS in an accident, and cops started taking my beater apart or testing the brake lights...I dunno, would that fall under "criminal tools"? Sometimes you have to ask if it's worth it to make your life more complicated than it already is.
If someone is up my ass I'll certainly show them the brake lights...but I won't screech on my brakes, they usually do then stay back from that time on. That may cause an accident but I won't be involved in it
 
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And of course the liberals want you to drive econo boxes...so there is that.
They're past that.

They want all "those people" in electric cars.

Of course, being protected, sheltered Mercedes Marxists, they haven't NOTICED the California brown-outs...coming soon to other parts of our world.

What Leftist cocktail Communists REALLY want, is to de-industrialize the planet. It'll be so fun...like camping out...
 

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rbob is up 7 percent right now. add another 30 or 40 cents coming soon to our pumps
 

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I figure it'll end at about $10 a gallon.

This summer might be a great one for motorcycle trips. Boy, my timing is off, buying that truck and RV...but I'll bet the roads, and hotels, and attractions, are gonna be EMPTY.

So I may take a few more trips on two wheels.