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Re: Installing alarm and actuators

To: "Max Heim" <>, "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: Installing alarm and actuators
From: "ptegler@cablespeed" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 12:54:35 -0500
A cheap vibration sensor and a blinking LED
on the dash will stop most 'would be' car thieves/joy riders.

If a professional wants your alarm is useless.

And yes... I do have power door locks, power windows
and an alarm on my B.  But this alarm also
shuts off fuel (solenoid valve) , as well as disconnecting
power to the elec fuel pump and disconnecting.
the battery from ground on the chassis.

Paul Tegler

----- Original Message -----
From: "Max Heim" <>
To: "MG List" <>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Installing alarm and actuators

> Hmm, I might rethink the remote actuator part... I'd be dubious about
> heavy servos and electronics to the doors of a roadster (for reliability
> reasons). Besides, if you have an alarm, why are you concerned about
> jimmying the door locks? Not that they even have to unlock the doors, they
> can just cut through the top (expensive and annoying -- most people would
> prefer they went through the doors).
> But I am on record with my opinion on the utility and efficacy of alarm
> systems, so I will merely note that in many cases these installations seem
> to be simply manifestations of a fascination with electronic gadgets in
> general...
> on 2/25/02 7:07 AM, Morten Agnor at wrote:
> > I'm going to install an alarm system in my 1966 B roadster. This just in
> > because of the insurance and my general concern...
> >
> > I want to secure the boot, engineroom, doors (with microswitches) and if
> > possible the CD-player. The main point is to incorporate some sort of
> > imobilizer so that the engine will not start when the alarm is armed.
> >
> > I found a system now that even claims it can secure the cab with
> > Has anyone some experience with this on a B roadster (my concern is that
> > since the cabin is not airtight it will not work properly and sometimes
> > park without taking the top up, what to do then?).
> >
> > Another thing I'm thinking about is installing actuators controlled by
> > alarmremote to lock / unlock the doors with the alarm. I'll disassemble
> > original locking mechanism, the key that's used today isn't safe at all,
> > day I couldn't find the keys I used a paperclip to unlock the car(!),
> > I'm no professional car thief... I think the remotecontrol only actually
> > will be a lot safer :).
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> >
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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