Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

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Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby mickeytwonames » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:25 pm

Metal thieves stole motor from my car
[frame]Image[/frame]Michael ‘Mickey the Moler’ Pincher with the Morris Minor he uses for work as a pest controller, which now has a replacement engine after thieves stole the valuable original from the classic vehicle
“BRAZEN” thieves stole a hand - built engine from under the nose of its owner in Pershore despite being told to leave it alone.
Michael Pincher, known locally as Mickey the Moler, had painstakingly rebuilt the engine for his vintage Morris Minor car which he uses to travel for work as a pest controller.
While he was working on the classic vehicle at THC Autos on Pershore Trading Estate on Tuesday, November 12, Mr Pincher says he heard some scrap metal collectors arrive and called to them not to take the engine.
But when he came out from under the car, he said the engine had gone.
“I was working on my 1956 Morris Minor when two young men came looking for scrap,” he said. “The engine was out of the car at the time as I had rebuilt the 50-year-old power unit to give my trade vehicle a new lease of life as it is well known in the area but was getting a bit tired.
“Underneath the vehicle at the time I shouted out them to leave the engine alone as it was outside, out of harm’s way waiting to be refitted that afternoon following hours of painstaking restoration.
“When I went to get it, it had gone, stolen from under five people’s noses. I spent a lot of loving hours on the engine. What galls me the most, apart from the brazen theft, is that the rebuilt engine worth £850 will be weighed in for scrap.”
Fortunately for Mr Pincher, classic car enthusiast Nigel Whitfield of KCR Garage Pershore, came to his rescue by providing a rare replacement engine which he had in his possession.
One of the men police are searching for in relation to theft is described as between 5ft 6 inches and 5ft 8 inches, in his mid to late 20s, with short mousy hair, with a round face and was wearing a black crew neck jumper. The second man didn’t get out the white Transit van the pair were in.

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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby mickeytwonames » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:06 pm

As with many press stories the journalist got it somewhat wrong for the sake of a good story. The thieves stole the old knackered engine not the rebuilt one. So, all in all, it was a good result as I didn't have to dispose of the old one - BUT they did get away with the metal oil filler cap that I was going to swap for the plastic one on the new(ish) engine.

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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby POMMReg » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:17 pm

Do NOT trust ANYONE!!

Anyone on your property - you don't know, is a possible threat,
although I don't advocate stringing-up Jahovah's Witnesses!!

When I ask to take "numbers", very few ask WHO are YOU?!
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:50 pm

Anyone on your property - you don't know, is a possible threat,
although I don't advocate stringing-up Jahovah's Witnesses!!
I don't either.....................
Throwing them to the Lions is much more entertaining!!......... :lol:
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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby irmscher » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:43 am

Thieving scum you cant have anything :evil:

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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby POMMReg » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:07 am

jagnut66 wrote:
Anyone on your property - you don't know, is a possible threat,
although I don't advocate stringing-up Jahovah's Witnesses!!
I don't either.....................
Throwing them to the Lions is much more entertaining!!......... :lol:
Are there many Lions in Mansfield?
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby les » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:18 pm

jagnut66 wrote:
Anyone on your property - you don't know, is a possible threat,
although I don't advocate stringing-up Jahovah's Witnesses!!
I don't either.....................
Throwing them to the Lions is much more entertaining!!......... :lol:
I invited in, the couple who knocked on my door, they weren't sure what to do as they'd never had that experience before! :D


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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby GBond » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:09 pm

You could invite them in for coffee or a beer.
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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby TFM150K » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:54 pm

They are not meant to drink alcohol (all the ones that I know do,though)!!!!!
:D :) :lol:

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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby margriff » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:18 pm

mickeytwonames wrote: One of the men police are searching for in relation to theft is described as between 5ft 6 inches and 5ft 8 inches.
That'll be 5 ft 7 then?
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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby POMMReg » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:27 pm

Within days of an arrest then!!
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: Engine stolen but the story hides the truth

Postby TFM150K » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:19 pm

5ft 6 1/2ins - honest officer, it wasn't me!


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