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Old 15 October 2004, 05:42   #11
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My Brothers friend Had a Serria Cosworth in London in the mid eightys... before car securety was very good.... this car got nicked twice and recovered and repaired , and he got totaly pissed off .... his soloution ....

He got the appropate lenght knife .... wegeded it under the drivers seat , pionting up........ One morning he found a blood trail , car door wide open , knife sticking throught the seat.......

He replaced the seat , and had the car cleaned...... it was never touched again !!!!

JUst imagen one morning YOU FORGOT ..... OUCH .......
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Old 15 October 2004, 06:33   #12
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Lovely story! that knife needed a barb, kinda like a fishing hook! imagine the guy/gal having to pull himself off the thing wankers
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Old 15 October 2004, 06:42   #13
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The KISS approach can be quite effective.
Fit a well hidden switch which isolates the fuel pump and the fuel gauge.

The scum drill the locks, disable the alarm and immobiliser, break the steering lock, flash up the motor, which dies after a couple of seconds. They then run down the battery before noticing the fuel gauge reads empty.

The down side is that once the battery is flat the alarm & tracker wont work and you will never find the code to reset the radio. Also it is not much good if they have a tow truck with them.

These oiks are so inconsiderate. When my Rangy was nicked, the took all the cash out of the ATM that they left in the boot, before dumping it. You would have thought they would leave at least £100 for the hire of the vehicle.
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Old 15 October 2004, 07:17   #14
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meck lock

I have not actually tried this device my self, but did read a review of it in a Land Rover magazine. It did seem like a clever solution. Basically it disables hydraulic systems, so if your vehicle has a hydraulic clutch (like a Land Rover) it can be fitted with this device.

http://www.mecklocksystem.co.uk/
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Old 15 October 2004, 09:42   #15
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Here is my break in story....

Was working one Sunday after being out on the boat and had my Lowrance 350, h/h VHF, other GPS + all my smelly kit in my Range Rover. Finished work and out to find the rear quarter light smashed and half my dash hanging off. All boat stuff there but part of the stereo gone.

Following week, working again, and parked in front of a CCTV camera.

The B***tards came back and broke the other quarter window ( first on had not been fixed ) and took the rest of the stereo !!!

Spoke to security and they told me the cameras were pointing somewhere else all weekend.

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Old 15 October 2004, 10:12   #16
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I have not actually tried this device my self......
I wouldn’t try it either anything that cuts into the brakes should be avoided like the plague.

The reason the ignition is used as a way of immobilising a vehicle is that if the security system fails the car will coast to a stop in a relatively safe way. If this brake device fails and either applies the brakes of stops them working the results would be disastrous.

Good car security is all about layers, lock the doors, fit an alarm, fit an immobilizer, take all your stuff out of the car, fit a mechanical steering wheel device, lock the car in a garage, stick a security post in front of the doors, stick a security post behind the doors and if all that fails get yourself a Proton. Even a car thief wouldn’t be seen dead in one . Des
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Old 15 October 2004, 10:38   #17
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I agree would not put it in the brake circuit, that would be madness. It goes in the hydraulic clutch circuit basically rendering it useless, I think that it was in Land Rover World that it was review they seemed to think it was a clever solution and worked well. This is a more detailed article …

http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/Meck_Lock.html
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Old 15 October 2004, 11:09   #18
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I agree would not put it in the brake circuit, that would be madness. It goes in the hydraulic clutch circuit basically rendering it useless, I think that it was in Land Rover World that it was review they seemed to think it was a clever solution and worked well. This is a more detailed article …

http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/Meck_Lock.html

Sorry when you said hydraulics I assumed brakes.

I think that immobilising the clutch I a great way of do stopping thieves but there are only a few hydraulic clutches out there.

Years ago there was a clutch cable system that replaced your cable with one with a lock in it. It was brilliant, anyone trying to steal your car would find the peddle drop to the floor just as if the cable had parted. The down side is that the thief has done all the damage by the time he finds the car won’t work. I think the company had problems because I haven’t seen the system since.

Good steering wheel devices will slow the thief down and offer a visual deterrent that might make him move on the next car.

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Old 15 October 2004, 11:11   #19
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The car has been the subject of 7 attempted thefts in the past 6 years ........ The last 3 attempts since October 2003 have been perpetrated by the same gang of local lowlife scum. This bunch of thieves have gone to extraordinary lengths to remove this vehicle, including greasing the closed gates on my driveway to prevent them from squeaking at 2.30 on Tuesday morning.
Where do you live then. In the BRONX, BRIXAM or MANCHESTER?
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Old 15 October 2004, 11:21   #20
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Glad you will get your car back anyways Brian. We were really sorry when we heard about the theft.
(Tim that advice was a bit 'central Dub' )
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