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Montreal Battery Cover

Friends, albeit the Spica belt cover project is coming along nicely, unfortunately, the battery cover
never made it into my hands.
The battery bottom plate is coming along.

So, if someone wishes for this Battery Cover project to continue, I would need a 'perfect' original to pull a mould.
Until then, no go. The offer stands as usual, you lend me the part, then you get it back + a free one.

Thank you for your patience.

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Friends, albeit the Spica belt cover project is coming along nicely, unfortunately, the battery cover

never made it into my hands.

The battery bottom plate is coming along.



So, if someone wishes for this Battery Cover project to continue, I would need a 'perfect' original to pull a mould.

Until then, no go. The offer stands as usual, you lend me the part, then you get it back + a free one.



Thank you for your patience.



Regards, Alberto


Alberto, I finally had a chance to go to my storage facility and pick up the cover today. I will send it out tomorrow.

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Thank you Pino!.

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Who do you normally use for shipping?

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USPS, or FedEx.

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PS. My address you posted on the photo, is correct.
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In what material will you be molding these in?


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Cover is in transit!!!
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In what material will you be molding these in?
Fibreglass.

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Fibreglass.

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If you don't mind my asking....but will it be made using CSM or satin weave fabric? Polyester or epoxy resin? and lastly...will there be a gel coat on the surface?


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If you don't mind my asking....but will it be made using CSM or satin weave fabric? Polyester or epoxy resin? and lastly...will there be a gel coat on the surface?
When we receive it, there will be an exhaustive evaluation on the process.
Some items work better one way, others another. The box is a complicated part.

Gel coat scratches easily, so we tend to pigment the resin so the color is through and through.

Right now, we are working with the belt cover for the Spica FI. Already pulled a mould,
but as the original part was a bit distorted, we are going to produce another one.

Stay tuned!

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When we receive it, there will be an exhaustive evaluation on the process.
Some items work better one way, others another. The box is a complicated part.

Gel coat scratches easily, so we tend to pigment the resin so the color is through and through.

Right now, we are working with the belt cover for the Spica FI. Already pulled a mould,
but as the original part was a bit distorted, we are going to produce another one.

Stay tuned!

Regards, Alberto
Thank you for the info. Please keep us posted...I might be interested in one as well.


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I spoke with Giorgio about the battery cover several years ago, and he said he chose to cease production. I don't recall the details, but the gist was that the original never fit very well, and that modern battery sizes weren't compatible. An in any case, the trunk carpet covered the area, so it didn't really serve much of a purpose.

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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
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2010 Triumph Thunderbird


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Visited Giorgio and family in April, and told me that in reality, it was too much trouble for him
to have it produced in Italy, as the minimum order size was too great and felt there was not enough
demand to justify it.

He also told me that his reproductions, never made him wealthy, but afforded him to
have his Montreal in perfect condition, only to later sell it. Regrets it to this day.

it was only "Passione", and that he only did it to provide help to the "Montrealisti", nothing else.
Giorgio used to work with my father in Rome 58 years ago, as a brilliant printing consultant.

Back to the present, here, it is another story as you well know, so continuing with the project regardless,
as in the USA and other 1st world countries, it would be financially unreal to produce 'custom parts' such as this.
Otherwise why request my help for the wonderful airboxes?

Besides, in a "concours", it might tickle a judge's fancy to see the correct part in place.
Proper Montreal are becoming too valuable, to ignore the lack of a part or two.
Just a matter of standards...

Regards, Alberto
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Alberto,

If I can solve a motor problem, I will have one of my 102/2000s at Concorso next month, including one of your air boxes. If you're around, stop by a say hello! I'll be telling everyone how the box works well.

Don P
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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


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That is absolutely great Don, thank you!
Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it. Way too busy at the moment, as too much real work to tend to, and not cars.

Hopefully you will post photos...Enjoy it, wonderful venue

Regards, Alberto
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