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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Please show me your :)))) -Battery Hold Down

Miss Alfetta GT, WOW! You are gorgeous my girl! Please show me your ------

and your rear end where your battery hold down is, mine thing just flops around when in use!

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Sorry about the combined pic, itís all I had.
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With smaller, light weight battery.
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Battery hold down.

Modified j hooks. An ABS plastic top hold-down. Parts sourced at local auto parts store. Disconnect for longer term storage and trickle charger with cord out through bottom drain plug.
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Thank you for everyone's reply and help, but I can't see any of your pictures? After your messages it just says Attached Images, can't click on it? ncng
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Software issue on your end. I can see the entire thread. Try changing browsers.
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. . . but I can't see any of your pictures? After your messages it just says Attached Images, can't click on it? ncng
I've seen this complaint over the last couple of months. Hasn't been a issue for me until . . . the last few days. Behaves the same on two separate computers at two different locations. The common denominator is Firefox. Every so often automated updates take place. Perhaps the last one was the difference. Haven't tried another browser as of yet. Other computer issues. Has anyone noticed how much traffic happens nearly continuously with reads, transfers, etc. from numerous website not alfabb? Seems much more that in the past. Also, is anyone else having problems with the 'Tools' drop down on the above bar? No functionality here on either computer. That problem seems new too.

Sorry to dump this here . . . but you asked. :-)

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Changing the forum style to 'classic' was the only way for me to get pictures to work
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Thanks 75, changing from default to classic now allows the images to be viewed. "New Posts" shows up in the upper tool bar as well. Thing is, I hadn't changed any previously, so the cause is still unknown. Good work around though.

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Correct dragline... I have been having the same issues you mention. No change in browser, still Chrome. And the only way I can post is to click on GO ADVANCED.

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battery .... mine thing just flops around when in use!
Back to battery hold-downs.

I do a fair amount of concours judging, both for Alfas and other vintage cars. I'm always surprised with the half-a**ed battery hold downs (and cables/terminals) that people show up with. You'd be amazed by the number of what would otherwise be 90+ point cars that have their batteries secured with bungee cords.

I know that there are a lot of concours haters here on the BB, so let me explain that I'm NOT suggesting that every street Alfa should have factory-correct battery hardware. Stuff from PepBoys can function better than corroded, original parts. But regardless of whether your Alfa is a show car or a commute vehicle, please secure your battery and have sound electrical connections.

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NMMilano,

I like you battery holder! So it just two L shaped rods with a small piece of angle metal, is that OEM, where did you get? ncng

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Wow, that is a very small battery! I am no battery expert, but that does save weight, I guess you just need cranking power? Any problems? Track car? Thanks, ncng

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Updated Google Chrome and restarted, seemed to work, hey I see all the pictures! Thanks ncng

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Alfajay,

Thanks for your perspective and feedback, #1 I want to make my battery secure, and then OEM or very close to.

So 15 years ago or so I be-friend this guy who have had pain stakenly restore on of my favorite cars all-time a
1972 Lamborghini Miura SV in lime green over black, drop dead gorgeous, every detail was 10/10th's, except the
battery terminals and bungee cords, it look like he got both at the corner .25 cent yard sale!

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Back to battery hold-downs.

I do a fair amount of concours judging, both for Alfas and other vintage cars. I'm always surprised with the half-a**ed battery hold downs (and cables/terminals) that people show up with. You'd be amazed by the number of what would otherwise be 90+ point cars that have their batteries secured with bungee cords.

I know that there are a lot of concours haters here on the BB, so let me explain that I'm NOT suggesting that every street Alfa should have factory-correct battery hardware. Stuff from PepBoys can function better than corroded, original parts. But regardless of whether your Alfa is a show car or a commute vehicle, please secure your battery and have sound electrical connections.

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