Midas theft (attempted)

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Midas theft (attempted)

Postby benofbrum » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Watch out, watch out, there's a Midas thief about. Went for a short run in the Excelsior yesterday and noticed that some of the poppers on the hood had been undone. I presume that the sight of the steering wheel lock deterred them from going further. Went to go out in the Mark 1 today. When I unlocked the car, I noticed that the steering column shrouds had been removed, but the screws put back in place, the 4 wires cut off the back of the ignition switch and the insulation on them pared back. The handbrake was off, but the car was relocked.
Needless to say, there is now a disc lock on the steering wheel.
Bit of work now required before NEC in March.
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Re: Midas theft (attempted)

Postby Geoff Butcher » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:56 pm

They must be getting valuable...
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Re: Midas theft (attempted)

Postby benofbrum » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:09 pm

Possibly, or just that they wanted to cannibalise the car for the Mini parts and saw up the body. In the Quantum world saloons and 2=2's are now being bought to keep XR2i's on the road.
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Re: Midas theft (attempted)

Postby Geoff Butcher » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:33 pm

Ginetta G26s are being scrapped for their Cortina parts
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Re: Midas theft (attempted)

Postby Jin » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:03 pm

Wow that's bad news.
I'm glad you've still got the cars safe and sound.
Where did it happen? Both the same place?
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Re: Midas theft (attempted)

Postby benofbrum » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:35 pm

Both cars live on the drive in front of the house.
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Re: Midas theft (attempted)

Postby fozzza » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:09 pm

I hope the light fingered Larry hasn't made a second attempt.
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Re: Midas theft (attempted)

Postby benofbrum » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:48 am

I think the Disclok is deterring them, or the thoughts I am transmitting wishing them a slow and painful death
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Re: Midas theft (attempted)

Postby fozzza » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:21 pm

I like your style. Let's hope karma plays it's part.
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