i live in burnley..saw your pictures in minisport.will keep a look out..i will be buying one of those steering wheel locks.that way they cant toun the steering wheel.regards
We've just got one of those locks for the BMW Mini, not too expensive.
Apparently they can get those off if they really want the car, but it's an extra deterrant so well worth it. A lot of Mini thiefs are youthsters after an easy car to steal, alarm linked to twin air horns saved my classic Mini from getting into the hands of a well known unsavoury local family a couple of years ago - keys disappeared from front room while I sat in kitchen, luckily they didn't think to deactivate alarm - which soon had the whole street out it was so loud!
Twin air horns is an excellent idea, My 66 Mk1 was broken into and vandalised by local scum. Police said that every other car in the street had an alarm, mine did not.
is it a simple case of buying a simple car alarm and linking it up to the air horns??
Mine was like that when I bought it so not really sure, it had a factory fit rover alarm system on it which I think is linked to the horn as standard on these models, so guess it was just diverted straight to the air horns when these were fitted. I'd ask a few alarm specialists how it could be done.
Having twin air horns is great for driving a classic Mini as well, wakes up the 'oops sorry didn't see you' drivers.
Sorry to hear yours was vandalised, gutting on such a vintage model, really would spend on securing your Mini though as I know in our area older cars without immobilisers are often targeted as novice thiefs know how to steal them. I'm not putting my next classic mini on the road without a tracking device!