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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:19 am

I text mine! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:42 am

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Tried out the tracker today, set it up on a bench.
After initialiseing (big word I need a rest now) I phoned it on my mobile.
Even got a picture of my house in google Maps on my phone just by clicking on the link.



Haha you'll be out in the car and some joker will steel your bench Laughing Laughing

Is there much work involved to fit it Roger?

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:55 am

More importantly, are they easy to remove if the car is stolen?
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:51 am

Simple to fit, about an afternoons slow work.
Took me longer to make a bracket, and get the tools out, to fit the unit

As to removal.
The unit is small, about the size of a cigarette packet so easy to hide.
I think I read it will phone your mobile if the power is cut off.

Has two aerials one for GSM and one for GPS.
There is also a small aerial for the remote fob, don't know why as all can be set through the phone.

Door sensors, a trembler for movement alarm.
Can also be set up so that you can immobilise the fuel pump via the phone, has a cut out relay so could be set to isolate anything.
Also a siren, or wire to the horn, that is what I will do as the horn on the DLM is unique as well. might wire the horn and siren to it..

The only extra is a PAYG SIM card so the only on going payments are top ups.

The only complicated thing is trying to understand Chinese English.
Had to read the hand book about 20+ times to understand it, and then a bit off suck it and see technology

According to the manual a GPS/GPRS SIM card will allow you to do a lot more.
The link to google maps is suposed to need GPS/GPRS but mine linked without it, so will be checking out the other functions as I get the hang of it.
Might get a few pennies off insurance as well, have to phone them and see.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:00 am




OK it's in Thai but you can see what is what, even cut out the fuel pump to stop the car
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:05 am

PS
Forgot to mention there is also a microphone that can be set to listen to the occupants.
Be no good in the DLM, also the door connections, don't have any.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:08 am

Thanks for the video and info Roger, this does seem s great system for the price.


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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:49 am

Looks good, are the instructions as understandable as the video?? lol, where did you get yours from, could be a possibility for my mini when its done.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:23 pm

Ahhso it OK you talky enlish you unstand.

it are not velly hard you unstand easy.

Got it off fleabay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180584817608&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:GB:1123

Took a week to arrive, standard postage.
and the seller was quick to reply to any emails.

Came from Singapore.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm

PS my Nephew designed one of the original systems a few years back. now a lot of coppies on the market.
Was marketing in Australia and Malaya as no one over here was interested.

This is a later model of the unit he said would do the job.

If I knew how to PDF the file I'd post the handbook on here.
OR is it possible to attach a word pad file on here
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:58 am

Hatch DLM wrote:
Ahhso it OK you talky enlish you unstand.

it are not velly hard you unstand easy.

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lol! lol! lol! nearly choked on my sandwich... rolled up

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:39 am

Well ive actually made some progress on my older cars in the last couple of days. The imps did not like being parked up for the winter and played up!

My bro took the sunbeam out for a run but a fresh injection of petrol managed to gunge up the fuel filter and it broke. He removed it and got it home but gunk had got in the pump etc so today it was treated to a new tank and everything stripped and cleaned. It also has, for the first time in our ownership, a working choke lever so hopefully no more starting it from the engine bay! Hooray Very Happy

The Singer had a dead battery (of course!) but also a jammed starter. With battery and starter replaced it reminded us it had a very noisy water pump so this was replaced with a competition one that came from an imp stash found upstairs at thanet motor centre ages ago!

With this running the lack of indicators it developed the last time it was at a meet needed sorting. So the dash binacle came off and the flasher unit was replaced. This also gave me the chance to replace the broken dip switch with the new one I bought 2 years ago! It is now all back together and working. Hopefully it will behave tuesday evening. I have fitted a set of 60's minilites instead of it other wheels but not sure I like them yet.

Only problem is both cars need a serious scrub and t-cut but I wont get time so the will have to be at the club meet dirty!
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:54 am

There was an imp stash in our garage? We still find stuff up there we didn't know about! I do plan (again) to clear it all out up there this year! We will see!


Tonight we put the new shocks (that I drove to Erith for today) on the camper and connected the gear linkage up, ohh and also got it running! All we need to do tomorrow is put the clutch cable in and we should be rolling for the meet tomorrow! Wish me luck, first ever time driving a left hooker!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:27 am

A tip to driving a left hooker.

My first 6-7 years back in England in the 70's were with left hookers.

Get used to keeping close to the left hand side of the road and watch down the N/S of vehicles. easier than trying to pull out to see what's comeing, you'll soon get used to it.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:49 am

Hatch DLM wrote:
A tip to driving a left hooker.

My first 6-7 years back in England in the 70's were with left hookers.

Get used to keeping close to the left hand side of the road and watch down the N/S of vehicles. easier than trying to pull out to see what's comeing, you'll soon get used to it.

Cheers mate!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:03 am

What have I been doing on my cars? Well this weekend I polished my Singer chamois ( Imp! ) up on the friday afternoon and have simply driven it all weekend!

It is very nice not to have to fix anything on it and simply enjoy it. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:13 am

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What have I been doing on my cars? Well this weekend I polished my Singer chamois ( Imp! ) up on the friday afternoon and have simply driven it all weekend!

It is very nice not to have to fix anything on it and simply enjoy it. Very Happy

Sounds like a result for you! Did you/anyone pop over to the cobwebs rally today?

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:08 am

No, I had no idea it was on. Where did they hold it?
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:17 am

Just spotted the post under events about the spitfire museum. I hadnt realised it was on but as it happens had a bit too much to do anyway. Think I have enjoyed using it more than displaying it today anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:28 am

MOT Yesterday, passe with all clears.
Mind you not a lot to go wrong realy hahaha.
Had the squeezy bottle and squeegie ready for a wash wipe check but he forgot to check it. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:35 pm

Hatch DLM wrote:
MOT Yesterday, passe with all clears.
Mind you not a lot to go wrong realy hahaha.
Had the squeezy bottle and squeegie ready for a wash wipe check but he forgot to check it. Very Happy

Haha, there isnt much windscreen to wash, you should mount a water pistol on the bonnet for the next m.o.t.!

My mini is off being sprayed at the mo. Its being striped back to bare metal then painted, thats if there is any metal there!

Ford is doing well, went with a friend to a vw meet at tesco, was looking about at the cars looked back at mine and there was 7 people gathered round it looking at it! I would have washed it if I knew people were interested in it!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:34 am

P'd off.
Will have to have the radiator re-cored or a new one made.
Thought i'd cured the leak with radweld last year.
MOT station is a jinx to the DLM. last MOT the headgasket blew, this time the rad


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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:43 am

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Hatch DLM wrote:
MOT Yesterday, passe with all clears.
Mind you not a lot to go wrong realy hahaha.
Had the squeezy bottle and squeegie ready for a wash wipe check but he forgot to check it. Very Happy

Haha, there isnt much windscreen to wash, you should mount a water pistol on the bonnet for the next m.o.t.!

My mini is off being sprayed at the mo. Its being striped back to bare metal then painted, thats if there is any metal there!

Ford is doing well, went with a friend to a vw meet at tesco, was looking about at the cars looked back at mine and there was 7 people gathered round it looking at it! I would have washed it if I knew people were interested in it!

Tom Razz

Was that the vaginit meet Tom? I would have been there but I am away this week!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:40 am

Hatch DLM wrote:
P'd off.
Will have to have the radiator re-cored or a new one made.
Thought i'd cured the leak with radweld last year.
MOT station is a jinx to the DLM. last MOT the headgasket blew, this time the rad


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hi, just had our radiator recored and uprated by boston rad's sentit on a tuesday got it back friday morning and very cheep.will dig out invoice and post phone number if you require it.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:15 pm

Yes please Chris
The local one in Colchester that I had new sensor plugs fitted by are mainly comercial and marine.
I got the feeling that I was trestapassing when I took a car rad in for repair, and the price seemed to show it but was desperate at the time.

Not as though I can scource another rad as this is also a one off.

Boston rads, is that Boston Linc's?
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