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#1 neckeruk

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:26 PM

Just spent a day with the police searching for my 1983 Mini Sprite which was stolen yesterday from my lock-up garage which I use for storage the garage is located in my cousins yard...safe you’d think...not so.

Luckily managed to recover the car that had been safely stored there since August 1995!!!!!!! It was hidden about a mile away ready for collection later

However from the garage I have discovered the following are missing
  • 4 x “GB Alloy” wheels without tyres, just refurbished as new
  • 5 x “Mini Special” wheels with worn yokohama tyres
  • 4 x “Compomotive TF” Alloy wheels 2 with road and 2 with colway rally tyres (very 70's google them, now quite rare)
  • 2 x Mini Cylinder Heads part No 12G-295 Sealed in clingfilm
  • 1 x Mini Cylinder Head Marked “John Cooper” painted yellow sealed in cling film...very rare
  • 1 x Mini Racing Cylinder Head Part No 12G-940 as per picture, but of course all the cylinder heads look very similar
  • 1 x Racing Mini Engine Block, sealed in clingfilm
  • 4 x Mini Cooper “S” connecting rods sealed in cling film, labelled... rare
  • 1 x mini complete gearbox, brand new sealed in cling film
  • 3 x mini Verto flywheel/clutch assemblies 2 SPI one carb
  • Large clear plastic storage Box of Smiths Instruments including ammeters, voltmeters, clock and oil pressure gauges, dashboard parts and fittings
  • Mini body panels including windscreen scuttle panel part no HMP441001 and dashboard panel Part No 14A6675
  • Cardboard tube of Brand new roof aerials 1 black 2 chrome
Well pigged off with this as I've had no problems with this garage in 20 years and get it robbed 2 days before I move the stuff out!!!

The damage to the car was limited to a scratched front wing and a smashed steering lock.

I'll be keeping my eyes open for them for sale on ebay or at Himley Hall...

Regards

Andy
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#2 jamesmpi

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

That's terrible. Small consultation that you got the mini back but tracing those parts will be difficult.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

Thats sucks, hope you can find more of your things.
Some people are just too bone idle/Ignorant to get a job and buy their own parts!

#4 Rob Gavin

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

keep your eye on gumtree as well

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

Gumtree's a fave with the dodgy ones. All cash on collection and meeting at middle locations.



#6 malcs_miniturbo

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:37 PM

Sorry to here mate I'll keep eye out swell but yes agree to keep looking Gumtree and others

#7 neckeruk

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

Add to that list a pair of dereks mini centre plastic undershields, 2 door post repair panels, bag of stainless steel bolts(lots of them)....you know when you got to fit something and theres a hole on the shelf where they were? thats happening a lot to me at the moment!

 

30 years to build up a stock of parts 1 night to remove them, from whats been taken they knew their stuff, the S rods where in a box with some 1275GT rods, the S rods are gone, the GT ones still there, on a shelf with 7 cylinder heads only the modified and rare ones where lifted

 

Thanks for the support guys

 

Andy



#8 jamesmpi

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:57 PM

Humm that is dodgy. Clearly the thief / thieves know their stuff about minis. I wonder how they knew that you had all those bits' n'bobs as it does not sound like pot luck

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:59 PM

Humm that is dodgy. Clearly the thief / thieves know their stuff about minis. I wonder how they knew that you had all those bits' n'bobs as it does not sound like pot luck

 

its probably a case as they have seen it passing , or its a case of "oh i know someone who has a mini , you might of seen it they live just round the corner at such and such a street "

 

i will keep by eyes peeled by the way as i live in stoke my self 


Edited by oliver122, 14 May 2013 - 09:59 PM.


#10 neckeruk

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

Still no sign of any of my parts, expecting the thief to let things cool down before offering them for sale...about now possibly.

 

Keep your eyes open for me guys, much appreciated



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

I've printed off your list of missing parts and stuck it to my cork pin board above my computer, I'll cross reference it when I'm on my internet travels; with buyers knowledge & hindsight those rare parts may backfire for them.  Sorry to hear this :(



#12 minirage

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:51 AM

I hate hearing about things like this, hopefully these people will get organ failure, makes you stop trusting people, we get loads of probs like this my way, people i dont even know know more about what I got in my garage than I do.will keep eyes open as some parts are rare



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:40 AM

free bump dude, anyone seen these parts?

#14 neckeruk

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hi Guys

            Thanks for keep this one live..some news

 

My 4 compmotive TF alloys have been recovered from a guy who purchased them ror £50 from Hanley Clough St Boot Sale!!

 

Police have now recovered them as evidence and will be making further enquiries.

 

Of all the things stolen they are thing I wanted back the least but its a start.

 

Anybody got a single point injection flywheel...the new old stock unit I had was stolen along with its associated gearbox

 

Many thanks for the help so far....keep em peeled

 

Andy



#15 jamesmpi

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:46 PM

Wow lets hope they can trace the alloys back to whoever stole them




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