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Postby darranlatham » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:40 pm

Which steering lock for Morris minor

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Re: Security

Postby Murrayminor » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:54 am

I would say a disc lock, but don't know if they come in a size large enough for the Minor Wheel.

The problem with older vehicles are well known (I wont list them on here) so something like a decent immobiliser and a cheap hidden tracker can pay dividends should your pride and joy go missing.

The immobiliser will stop a thief from simply driving your vehicle away.

A tracker will alert you (and the police) to the vehicles location.
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Re: Security

Postby darrenj » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:33 am

I use a wheel clamp, just sits on passenger floor when im driving and only takes seconds to fit and remove, also looking at trackers😎

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Re: Security

Postby jagnut66 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:46 am

A tracker will alert you (and the police) to the vehicles location.
Unfortunately, as has been documented in 'Practical Classics', they won't always attend when a vehicle is located and said vehicle can then disappear again (for good) as a result.
I would suggest, in those circumstances, going with some friends and retrieving your property yourself...…
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1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: Security

Postby Chief » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:06 am

A long time ago I saw these small battery operated alarms (presumably for houses).

They used AA batteries and set off an alarm if motion was detected - always wondered if you could leave one of those in the drivers side glovebox.

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Re: Security

Postby Murrayminor » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:53 am

jagnut66 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:46 am
A tracker will alert you (and the police) to the vehicles location.
Unfortunately, as has been documented in 'Practical Classics', they won't always attend when a vehicle is located and said vehicle can then disappear again (for good) as a result.
I would suggest, in those circumstances, going with some friends and retrieving your property yourself...…
Best wishes,
Mike.
If you have a tracker on your vehicle which is moving or recently moved then approaching it alone or with friends is not recommended.

The people stealing cars are not kidding around, as a Police officer I have been bitten, attacked with knives, hammers, wrenches wooden posts on different jobs when approaching stolen vehicles.
Do not approach the thieves yourself or with friends, but dial 999 and tell the operator you have located or know where your stolen vehicle is and request urgent assistance to retrieve your vehicle.
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Re: Security

Postby Sleeper » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:43 pm

... and no doubt the operator will explain how busy they are etc etc etc...

Maybe they could book an appointment for a PCSO to visit you , next week...

John ;-)

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Re: Security

Postby geoberni » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:36 pm

A few years ago I was on the team of Speed Watch volunteers in our village.

Part of the official brief was that if any motorists stopped and started giving us grief of any sort, we were to call 999, explain that details that we were Speed Watch operating for the Council/Police and required assistance.

One day it happened.
A guy who wasn't actually speeding decided to stop and give the 2 of us a mouthful of abuse etc and as it looked like he was there to make an issue of it, I called 999 as instructed.
The operator finished the call and said they would send a cop car, I think these days they might stay on the line.
So after about 10 minutes of this guy mouthing off, and being quite intimidating, he cleared off.
A couple of minutes later, my phone rang and it was the Police, did we still need them as they were a bit far away still......
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Re: Security

Postby sid » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:59 am

geoberni wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:36 pm
A few years ago I was on the team of Speed Watch volunteers in our village.

Part of the official brief was that if any motorists stopped and started giving us grief of any sort, we were to call 999, explain that details that we were Speed Watch operating for the Council/Police and required assistance.

One day it happened.
A guy who wasn't actually speeding decided to stop and give the 2 of us a mouthful of abuse etc and as it looked like he was there to make an issue of it, I called 999 as instructed.
The operator finished the call and said they would send a cop car, I think these days they might stay on the line.
So after about 10 minutes of this guy mouthing off, and being quite intimidating, he cleared off.
A couple of minutes later, my phone rang and it was the Police, did we still need them as they were a bit far away still......
if you'd told the Police you were being racially abused by the motorist..they'd have been there like a shot.


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