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Re: Installing alarm and actuators

To: "Wil Boucher" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Installing alarm and actuators
From: "Mark and kathy LaPierre" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 18:32:20 -0600
    We get great FM stations around here and that  alone saves me big bucks
I guess and therefore get a great nights sleep knowing that my FM radio
isn't goin any place. Thats right, who the heck wants it but me and thats
the way I've learned to like it.
    Got  a kick ass stereo and intertainment center in my house though and
it sounds great. Gives me something to look forward to when I get home and I
can watch it without worrying about my kick ass stereo and dash board
getting ripped apart out in my LBC.
    Guess I'm just and old fart that loves these British cars for the way
they were meant to be enjoyed. Enjoying the way they handle and there's
nothing like the sound of that "proper note" coming from that exhaust pipe.
Thats music enough for some of our ears.

I'm just a  satisfied LBC customer just because it runs and sounds like it
was meant to.

No whistles, no bells, no woofers, no tweeters, just good "old" British
enginuity.  I Love It.


----- Original Message -----
From: Wil Boucher <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 12:14 PM
Subject: RE: Installing alarm and actuators

> My opinion differs here, I have just recently (about a month ago) put an
> alarm in my B Roadster, and JUST LAST NIGHT, it prevented my stereo from
> being stolen. Some one opened the door, and triggered the alarm, when I
> to check it out, the door was wide open, no one in site, and the contents
> the car un-changed.
> I also don't agree that an FM radio is all you need :-)
> Where I am there is no station that plays the sort of music that I enjoy,
> there is no need for me to even have a radio, and I think that many of us
> will agree that with the right tunes playing, any touring/cruising
> experience in any vehicle is enhanced :-)
> Good speakers, in the right places, with an adequate stereo, even with the
> top down on the highway, the tunage comes through clearly for your
> pleasure.
> I have $500 in stereo gear installed, so in that one instance last night
> alarm SAVED me $300 to spend at another time on the car.
> I only spent $200 Canadian on a Clifford Cyber100 (not recommending, just
> the one I chose) with a 'proximity' detector. Just for having it in the
> I get a 10% saving on my insurance, so amortize it and it pays for itself
> anyway.
> I added door switches (my car was without) used heavy duty door switches
> the bonnet and boot, the alarm has a vibration trigger (which I adjusted
> down on the sensitive scale, because we all hate those people whose car
> alarms go off just because you drive by...) The alarm also has a starter
> 'immobilizer' built in to prevent the starter being used if the alarm is
> triggered or tampered with...
> I leave my doors unlocked because there is really no point locking them on
> the roadster, if the top is up, it will be slashed, if the top is down,
> will be unlocked.
> The proximity detector was the hard part, took a lot of time to adjust the
> 'zone' so that it only triggers if the cabin in penetrated (someone sticks
> an arm in or something...)
> For me anyway (and time will tell for sure) I think an alarm is a GOOD
> if adjusted properly, and used right.
> If there is anyway I can help Morten, let me know.
> Cheers
> Wil
> 1969 MGB Roadster

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