We did it! We have revolutionized the assembly of Pocher wheels...
This photo show the finished Alfa Wheel using our new system. Notice the missing plastic rings. Our new Wheel is cast in resin in one piece. Rather than pushing the nipples with a screwdriver into the slots in the rings (problematic, at best!), drill the holes with the provided drills using the neat resin thumb handles. The Wheels are cast in white so they can be painted the color of your choice. They come with a dimple for each of the holes...including one for the valve stem. We use the Pocher spokes and nipples and either the Pocher tires or our replacement tires will fit. Complete Instructions are included...24 photos and text. Our thanks to Dave DeBack for his ideas!
Complete Alfa Wheel Kit
(for one wheel, does not include the spokes, nipples or center hub)
Part N0.A030 $40.00
Our new replacement Tires solve several Pocher problems. First, as the photo below shows...they are flexible...now no more heartbreak putting on the impossibly hard Pocher tires! Secondly, they are matte finish and soft..so soft, they deflect...just like the prototypes. They really look real!
Tip: We have been asked how to remove the old Pocher tires. Since these are replacement tires...just cut the old ones off the wheel. We found using our razor saw works nicely.
Part No.A011 $25.00 each
Our Steering Wheels were unavailable for years but now, thanks to the latest technologies, we are proud to be able to once again offer our famous Steering Wheels in Maple, Walnut and Mahogany.
The spokes are machined from .40 stainless steel using a pantograph and hand assembled with aluminum pins. Then finished with three coats of polyurethane. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery.
A perfect gift for that someone special (including yourself!)
Part No.S001 $125.00 Walnut
Part No.S002 $125.00 Mahogany
Part No.S003 $125.00 Maple
Hubs for the Steering Wheels
The Hub is cast in bronze and nickel plated. It's internally threaded for the 2.0 mm threaded rod and has a shoulder so the spark advance lever will move.
Part No.S004 $6.00 each
After many months of trial and error (many errors!), the Alfa Knock-Off Hubs are finished. Because they will be bolted on and off many times, we felt casting them with the threaded bolt in bronze would not be satisfactory. Our good friend, Bob Breslauer, came up with the solution. The stainless steel threaded bolt is cast in the mold. We didn't even know it could be done! He, also, engraved the beautiful raised Alfa script. We have often been asked what we use for the prototype in designing our products. For the Alfa Knock-Off Hubs there was a wide choice...we chose this design for it's elegance and difference from the Pocher.
The Hubs are nickel plated. The results speak for themselves! The easiest retrofitting part we have ever produced...and, one of the best improvements from the Pocher part they replace.
Part No. A041 $120.00 set of four.
We are proud to offer the Alfa Shock Absorber Assembly which includes the Chassis Supports, End Plates, Adjuster, Spacers, Threaded Rods and End Mounts. We once again thank our friend "Wally" Van Orden for allowing us to cast his masters and Paul Koo who came up with a great solution to the spacers...1/16" and 3/32" collars (now included). The End Mounts require modifications to the Pocher shock. Also, we include the extra shock arm required for the front shocks. We provide instructions by Paul Koo with 41 photos.
shown here - A043
Alfa Shock Absorber Assembly (Spider, Coupe - one set of rear shocks) Part No.A042 $130.00 complete set
Alfa Shock Absorber Assembly (Monza) - two sets of rear shocks) Part No.A043 $190.00 complete set
Everything in the above photo (except the Pocher back plate and tie rod) is made by MML.
Under development for almost a year, the Alfa Steering and Front Brake Assembly is clearly one of our most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Each part in this Assembly started as a hand built prototype created on our workbenches. They are cast in bronze and then undergo a final preparation which includes drilling and tapping. The Steering Arms are a direct replacement for the Pocher stamped metal pieces and attach using the Pocher bolts. The Brake Arm is tapped and attaches with the 2 mm threaded rods. And, the Brake Levers utilize the tapped 0-80 hole in the MML Axle. The 1/16" brass rod (provided in the Kit) fits snuggly in the end of our Clevises (a dab of our Bondini glue is recommended).
The Kit includes the Steering Arms, Brake Arms, Brake Levers, Clevises, 00-90, 0-80, 2 mm Bolts and brass rod.
This Kit does require using the MML Axle (Part No.A002) …the spindles need to be shortened about 1/16" of an inch from the top and bottom, easily done with a file. And, the tie rod provided by Pocher also needs to be fitted. We will fit both at no charge if they are sent to us.
Part No.A037 $110.00 for the Kit
Part No.A037a $150.00 for the Kit, including the Axle (Part No.A002) sized to fit
Our thanks to Kenneth Saunders who assembled these.
In our continuing quest to improve the quality of Pochers, Model Motorcars has developed a functional set of Alfa Leaf Springs! Direct replacement for the Pocher springs; requires no modifications. Photo-etched from stainless steel, with the ends preformed with loops (no soldering required), the clamp tubes precut, and all the 0-80, 00-90, 1.0 mm nuts and bolts, and 2.0 mm washers to complete the set. Plus, we include a 1.0 mm wrench! Those 1.0 mm nuts are almost impossible to use without one...
Part No A010 $135.00 complete Kit
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