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#31 m1n1se7en

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:32 AM

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



Cheers,

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!

#32 Craig 66

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 03:58 PM

active responce....im in it.. im forever looking for spares or repair minis to do up and sell. a have seen a few similar but nothing to give me any good leads, i got all our clubs in the midlands......a5 minis (my own club) cv1 minis, and central every time there is one that pops up that we might come across. as soon as one does i post it on the clubs Facebook sites where people normally see it within 24hrs.

i spotted one of my mates car that was put onto of a recovery truck when i was on the way back from work one satuarday. and i was like "what the hell! thats robs car." and tailed the truck that went straight into a unit that was closed as soon as the recovery truck was in there. as i did not have his number i phoned one of my other mates to tell him. and where his car was now. (he was shopping at the time in town) anyway. he came to me in a cop car. and said that is where i brought it from. and i explained to him i bet they had two sets of keys. and when the cops busted them. they had. and even retained the logbook in their name. which explained why rob never got his v5c through the post after countless times phoning the dvla for about 3 months. luckly he had a signed resept from the previous owners and had to dig out a bank statment that matched the amount. and another one of our mates as a witness when buying the car.

very sticky i know but rob did get it all sorted out and his car back. and the previous owners where arrested for theft and committing fraud plus the cops found out they re-advertised robs car on ebay 3 days before they stole it back.

all it takes is keeping your eyes peeled. there is still hope yet.

fantastic story with a good ending.

#33 Craig 66

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:01 PM

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



Cheers,

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??
Craig

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:49 PM

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



Cheers,

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??
Craig


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!




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