Awww the old days..

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I was looking on ebay getting a kick out of the old radar units that are still being advertised for sale....... Had a flash back to my Escort Passport #3200 days,, which in its day was good and ramp up was great if I remember correctly.
 

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Thats weird because im looking at ebay right now as well at the first gen escorts myself. They look like they were built alot more solid back then and I can tell they have the valentine touch on the security key one with the 8 led strength meter.
 

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I actually use to love my Escort Passport #3200 back in the day.. Except that model was known for the buttons falling off....
 

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Old dayz.. Huge mf'n Fuzzbuster half the size of a toaster old days? X band only as thatz all they had then. I remember those dayz.

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Thats weird because im looking at ebay right now as well at the first gen escorts myself. They look like they were built alot more solid back then and I can tell they have the valentine touch on the security key one with the 8 led strength meter.
I like that one too I wonder if that one still works or if the key is long gone and it’s locked
 

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My first was a 8500x I would love to test that rd against some of the newer ones
 

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and this bel that's brand new on there.
Vintage Beltronics Vector Micro Eye Radar Detector Gaas Diodes Model No. 870
 

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No desire to go back to my first RD, though it was practical as it added a lighter adapter! I swear it used to OPEN doors as we drove by ;)
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No desire to go back to my first RD, though it was practical as it added a lighter adapter! I swear it used to OPEN doors as we drove by ;)
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I started the radar/laser jammer time tunnel thread last month & I am loving what you guys are doing......don't stop!!! 😎👍
 

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I'm a veteran of the original Fuzzbuster days.

That thing worked OK for years, until a shorted power cord and a puff of smoke rendered it inoperative. :omg:
 

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Where was this mounted? Dash? Windshield?
Dash mount it was HUGE! Velcro on the bottom. It was in an old ford econoline, so it fit in ! We bought it at a Pergament before a long road trip.
 

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Not going back to far , but today I dug out a older Bel Vector 955 I had and used years ago for VERY short time.. Actually turned on and I ran it when I went into town today.. Was pretty quiet on the K band...
Gotta love the voice on k band on a Bel = cave man lmao
 

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No desire to go back to my first RD, though it was practical as it added a lighter adapter! I swear it used to OPEN doors as we drove by ;)
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Dad had one of those on the dash of his 73 buick which was equipped with a 455 ci engine. When we crossed into Virginia he would take off his ball cap and place it over that RD and keep rolling. 55mph speed limits be damned.
 

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Shoot, everybody is always talking about X band being dead in most places, and you only have to worry a bout K and Ka, but what about S band? Years ago I had an early 60's Radar Sentry that included, I think, S band. To be honest I picked it up on a lark at a garage sale, and I wish I still had it today, just for the history of it if nothing else.

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Shoot, everybody is always talking about X band being dead in most places, and you only have to worry a bout K and Ka, but what about S band? Years ago I had an early 60's Radar Sentry that included, I think, S band. To be honest I picked it up on a lark at a garage sale, and I wish I still had it today, just for the history of it if nothing else.

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Wife just reminded me, I do still have this around someplace, she remembers seeing it in a box of stuff not to long ago, I will have to find it.

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Just for clarification here...

Reading my posts it sounds like the images I posted are of the unit I picked up at a garage sale years back, that is not the case. The images I posted are of a unit my wife just got off Ebay.

When my wife mentioned she thought we still had the Radar Sentry around here in a box someplace I was pretty keen on finding it and putting it on a shelf with some other radar / car stuff. She apparently spent a day ripping things up trying to find it, did not find it, and eventually decided to search online. Unbeknownst to me, she found one on Ebay and it was waiting as a surprise on my desk when I got home from work yesterday.

With that Radar Sentry she got the original box / package, original sales receipt, original batteries (not inside the unit leaking), etc. Showing it was purchased in July of 1961 and shipped in August of '61, cost $39.95 net, plus $0.35 shipping. It was shipped from Radatron Inc, North Tonawanda, NY, to a buyer in Philadelphia, PA. This thing is pretty much museum quality, if there is such a thing for 60 year old radar detectors.

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That's an awesome find! Purchased 4 years before I was born lol
 
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