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CA77 battery cover

casamere
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Re: CA77 battery cover

Post by casamere » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:34 pm

brewsky, yes the top of the cover goes up to the frame.

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Re: CA77 battery cover

Post by brewsky » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:44 pm

here's my battery holder...
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Re: CA77 battery cover

Post by casamere » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:41 am

Thanks brewsky I intend removing the battery today and have a good look what could be wrong but your photo helps a lot. Thanks.

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Re: CA77 battery cover

Post by casamere » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:55 am

Brewsky, I spent a good hour today and still the same. My battery tray measured the same as yours 3.5" so that must be right but the cover only measures 3" so that's where the difference is and why it won't fit up to the framework.

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Re: CA77 battery cover

Post by brewsky » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:19 am

Cas
The measurements are a little deceiving from the camera angle......the tray itself is only 3", the additional slot dimensions are 3 1/4" and 3 1/2" out.
After looking more closely at mine, it too sits away from the frame a little bit, maybe 1/4", at the bottom, so maybe just the angle of the bottom tab on the cover makes the difference.
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Re: CA77 battery cover

Post by casamere » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:48 pm

Well thanks for all your input but there seems little I can do with altering the battery tray so I suppose I'll have to live with it unless I find an early battery cover that I understand to be a different shape. Thanks again.

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Re: CA77 battery cover

Post by G-Man » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:06 pm

You need a 'late' style (post '63) cover to fit that bike. Here is my 1962 bike which uses the 'long' narrow batter that your cover fits.

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casamere wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Well thanks for all your input but there seems little I can do with altering the battery tray so I suppose I'll have to live with it unless I find an early battery cover that I understand to be a different shape. Thanks again.
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