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      1. Can someone explain the purpose of "Safety Wire" on the body of the Alfa Monza?

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      2. The vertically moving lever on the right of the control panel (with the white knob)- what is it and what is its function?

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      3. What is the small brown cylinder on the steering box? What does it do and why is there a chain attached?

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  1. Old Busted Hotness's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    The wires around the radiator are probably there to hold a screen in place.

    The white knob is probably a choke. Could be a light switch, too. It wasn't uncommon for cars to be reconfigured for each race, fenders magically appearing & disappearing, along with lights, windscreens, etc. So it could be the switch has no function until some missing parts are added back on.

    But the little brown deal on the steering box? It has wires running to it from the voltage regulator. Probably unrelated to the steering box. Dunno what's up with the chain. A bigger pic might help.
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    The safety wire as seen on this car and various Bugatti's were there to keep bolts and nuts in place and prevent them from coming loose due to vibrations.
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    I'd guess the brown thing is a switch for the brake light.

    No idea why they would have used a chain instead of a rod.

    Ron
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  4. ssybrecht's Avatar Active Member
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    Hi,
    usually there is no brown switch installed on the steering box. There is another engine pic of a blue monza with an installed switch in this forum though (http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...a_plumbing.jpg). I reckon the wire is used to operate the switch.
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  5. koehlerkment's Avatar Active Member
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    Hi Dougritt,

    to answer your questions:
    1. The wire definitely prevents bolts from loosening through vibrations.
    2. The lever operates the butterfly valves of thhe choke in the carburator via a bowdwn cable.
    3. This is the brake switch of cars with tail lights. The chain is fixed to the brake pedal. The switch is spring loaded to open the
    contacts when the brake pedal is not pressed down.

    Kind regards,

    Klaus
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  6. JonathanPoll's Avatar Established Member
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    Many buggatis had the safety wires, probably easier and cheaper than colten/split pins with castlelated nuts.

    I'm 99% sure that white knob is a choke, since there is only the advance/retard on the steering wheel, nearly all old cars (if not all) had a choke.

    Here is a closer pic of the brown thing. A few old regulators were brown, but that doesnt mean much...
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    Alfa Romeo 8C Monza Questions-Safety Wire?-img022-jpgAlfa Romeo 8C Monza Questions-Safety Wire?-img013-jpg

    Here you can see the brake switch. The second exploded view shows the choke mechanism.

    Hope I've been able to help.

    Klaus
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  8. Dougritt's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Thanks to all for your kind responses. I especially appreciate the diagrams Klaus!


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