Anti-theft mechanical lock from Togliatti.


Pavel Innokentyevich stole a car. Rather, they wanted to steal. For some reason, his over-age “eight” made three young people want to get to know each other better in an informal setting. Acquaintance began with a penetration into the cabin and attempts to start the engine “directly”. Having made sure that the peers did not perceive flat hints, the “mitrofanushki” decided to start her “with a push”, for which they rolled out from the yard, where they came across a patrol dozing in a “canary” …

On Saturday, Pavel Innokentyevich dragged himself into the automotive market. A variety of anti-theft tools only worsened an already bad mood. There is no place to “hook” the electronics on the VAZ - this is understandable to any engineer, but the “mechanics” are not omnipotent … Wheel locks are too bulky and inconvenient, and transmission locks do not interfere with towing with the clutch. Yes, and you can’t install such a device yourself, but they’ll double off the service …

Going through torment was allowed unexpectedly. An employee of the counter, having taken an interest in the brand of the car, persuaded Pavel Innokentyevich to pay 90 dollars, showing him the Garant lock made in the Togliatti company Flim. Surprised by his gullibility, Pavel Innokentyevich got to the car and opened the instructions.

The technical data of the lock were laconic: weight - 2 kg, material - steel, overall dimensions - 210x70x60 mm, number of key combinations - 265, 000. It turned out that the lock consists of a massive stopper, in which a disk mechanism and an automatic latch are integrated, and there are two couplings which halves are connected by four bolts. When installed on a car, the halves tightly cover the steering shaft, forming a cylinder. The milled groove on the lateral surface of this cylinder serves as a kind of hole for the stopper inserted at right angles to the axis of the shaft.

Deciding not to waste time in vain, Pavel Innokentyevich set about installing the castle. It was useful for tools, but then I realized that I had left the market early - there was no necessary six-millimeter hexagon in his household. I had to buy a cheap kit with the right nozzle.

The work took half an hour - while most of the time was spent on inspection of the steering column space. Having fixed the steering wheel using the standard anti-theft mechanism of the ignition switch, Pavel Innokentyevich baited two halves of the coupling onto the steering shaft, checked whether the stopper could be freely installed, then unlocked the steering wheel and, turning the steering wheel to a comfortable position, tightened four bolts to their conscience. After making sure that the installed coupling does not interfere with the free rotation of the shaft, he again took out the ignition key and, turning the wheels out of habit, turned the steering wheel out of the way. Then, feeling the groove with his hand, he drove the stopper into it. There was a click - the design froze in stillness. The stopper firmly entered the hole in the steering bracket, while blocking access to the bolts securing the clutch.

The steering backlash was practically absent. Pavel Innokentievich tried to unlock the regular mechanism, but he couldn’t habitually shake the wheel. As well as unlock the "Guarantor" the first time - a poorly inserted key turned only the upper part of the larvae. However, after several dozen openings and closures, things went smoothly.

Going on a journey, Pavel Innokentyevich pulled the stopper out of the castle and froze in indecision. Throwing a product under the seat containing hundreds of thousands of code combinations was a pity, and there are no special locks for storing it in the design. After another reconciliation with the instructions, the stopper was hidden between the central floor tunnel and the driver's seat.