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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:19 am 
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After much thought, I’ve finally decided that I’ll be using this as my daily driver again, summer and winter. It certainly won’t be sat gathering dust.
The only nagging issue is the security, so I need to find the best alarm / immobiliser I can afford and have it professionally fitted. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:35 am 
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In addition to that, I’ll be dressing the car down to hopefully make it less appealing to car thieves. No turbo badges or spoilers etc. It will have minilites on though.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:47 am 
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Plenty of home-fit options on eBay, or find an alarm Specialist and see what they recommend. There's probably not as much call for alarm / immobilisers now that all cars come with one as standard so choices like Cobras and the like might be limited. If you can get a specialist to fit before the trim gets refitted then it should be possible to do a really neat job.

Most effective I've seen though was a switch in the glovebox linked to the starter trigger wire. Flick that an no amount of trying to hot wire it will get it to start. Get a double pole switch and add the fuel pump (if electric) to it too. And it's not common so a thief is unlikely to look for it.


I wouldn't do a de-badge or de-spoiler personally. That's letting the scumbags win.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:54 am 
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Thanks Dave, good sound advice.

I’m going to stick with the de-badging though, the next owner (when I’m dead and gone) can always pop them back on.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:00 am 
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I fitted a switch in the glovebox on an old car. It had a carburettor, so it would run for 30 seconds and cut out half way across the traffic lights at the end of the street whenever I forgot to turn it on!! :roll:

But it worked...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:19 am 
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sgould wrote:
I fitted a switch in the glovebox on an old car. It had a carburettor, so it would run for 30 seconds and cut out half way across the traffic lights at the end of the street whenever I forgot to turn it on!! :roll:

But it worked...

It’s a good job it wasn’t wired to an ejector Seat ha ha

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saab96v4 wrote:
sgould wrote:
I fitted a switch in the glovebox on an old car. It had a carburettor, so it would run for 30 seconds and cut out half way across the traffic lights at the end of the street whenever I forgot to turn it on!! :roll:

But it worked...

It’s a good job it wasn’t wired to an ejector Seat ha ha

Hmm, I wonder...
While pondering getting Roobarb back on the road I've been looking at security too. An alarm by itself doesn't seems inadequate or even pointless as they are often ignored. Though a peiza(sp?) 12v household alarm inside the cabin keeps tempting me.

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beardydave wrote:

Most effective I've seen though was a switch in the glovebox linked to the starter trigger wire. Flick that an no amount of trying to hot wire it will get it to start. Get a double pole switch and add the fuel pump (if electric) to it too. And it's not common so a thief is unlikely to look for it.



^^ what he said. Another vote for a hidden switch here :D .

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:32 pm 
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I did wonder about a disguised switch. Something like a AUX jack socket in the dash with the two parts wired into the circuit. Then a jack plug with the two parts wired together, or even a metal pin to short the two side together.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:33 am 
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Well Black Friday was good for me.
I managed to buy a pair of front seats for my car, a pair of Rocky Black leather electric memory Aero seats with a brand new boxed control module for £40.
The seats are in great condition and will be perfect for the White Wolf as a daily driver.
I’ll have to fabricate new mounts for them, but it will be worth the effort. I’m hoping that I can set position 3 on the seat to fully forward and fully tilted to
Allow access into the back.


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Looking forward to seeing the finished result Julian 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:26 am 
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Likewise Mal.
It’s a labour of love.

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