Where to buy the 1974 trunk battery tray and trim? - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By WA-Alfa
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
bfeng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Boston Massachusetts
Posts: 176
Garage
Where to buy the 1974 trunk battery tray and trim?

As I go through my new to me 1974 GTV, I am thinking about moving the battery back to the right side of the trunk (this was an A/C optioned car). The battery is currently in the trunk but on a non-OEM tray inboard of the inner fender well.

Can anyone recommend where to go to for the trunk mounted tray and trim cover?

Thanks,
John
Attached Images
 

John F.
bfeng is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
bfeng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Boston Massachusetts
Posts: 176
Garage
And the trunk battery tray was removed at some point in the past, so if anyone has pictures of the OE mount I would be most appreciative.

John

John F.
bfeng is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 08:43 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Waalwijk, Netherlands
Posts: 759
I've never found any source for the parts for the original AC 'battery in the boot' set up. I would imagine that we would need to find someone who has the original parts and then get them professional copied - no small exercise. If you do have some success please do let me know - I would also like the original parts to complete my AC install.

Name:  trunk%20battery%20mount%201.jpg
Views: 93
Size:  26.8 KB

Name:  trunk%20battery%20mount%202.jpg
Views: 98
Size:  26.3 KB

Name:  trunkbat.jpg
Views: 93
Size:  46.2 KB

Name:  IMG_2161.jpg
Views: 93
Size:  249.2 KB

Name:  IMG_2162.jpg
Views: 86
Size:  245.0 KB
WA-Alfa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 01:38 AM
Registered User
 
MC-Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Austria
Posts: 39
Very interesting pictures! Can you give me some details about the wiering, is the ground wire connected below the battery base plate? Is the positive wire going through the inner sill? Where it goes through the Firewall?
MC-Racing is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 03:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 327
As an owner of a ‘74 GTV and former owner of a ‘92 a/c Spider, I am guessing the later Bosch Spiders all had the same or very similar truck/boot a/c setups as the earlier ones, incl. the GTV, even though one was Pininfarina and the other was Bertone.

Jonathan
1974 GTV 2000 (ex-1992 Spider Veloce)
jthames is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 06:01 AM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Waalwijk, Netherlands
Posts: 759
If you send me a message with your email address I'll send you the technical specs, manual and drawings for the AC installation. Originally the +ve cable went under the car all the way to the engine bay, but mine goes through the rear of the boot down the left hand side of the car under the carpet and through the firewall.

You're correct, the -ve just earths in the boot which doesnt seem to have given me any problems although I did need to add a second earth from the engine to the chassis in the engine bay
horsewidower likes this.
WA-Alfa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome