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Old 01-15-2012, 10:49 AM
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Oh sh&t I forgot about that. What if I can't finish my 63 till next year!!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:27 PM
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Finally got the battery tray cleaned and repainted and the new battery is now clamped in place. And hopefully my "Budget Battery" will give me at least 60 months of good service...then I'll be a happy camper!

I'll report back here if there are ever any signs of trouble!
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:52 AM
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Looks great.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:22 AM
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Autolite battery cover

Kenny,

I have an idea for you. With your amazing ability at art, you could make an art-work copy of an Autolite battery and have it plastic laminated. Then fold it over and cover the top and maybe even the side of this battery.

Wa-la, faux Autolite battery.

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Sounds like another "project" for my list. Or maybe just a $5 label??

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:09 AM
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Wow, yeah. That's a good label for the side. They sell a top "cover", but they are too pricey and I think the pre-cut holes are for Optima batteries. At least the one's I've seen.
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Here's one that "will fool all but the most experienced eyes" and it fits the conventional 2 post battery.

http://macsautoparts.com/bronco-auto...0H6ZC81000079/ $39.95
http://www.cjponyparts.com/autolite-battery-cover-24f-1964-1971/p/BATC/ $35.05



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Old 01-16-2012, 04:59 PM
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Ah heck, for about $200 more than the cost of a budget battery and a fake plastic top you could get yourself the real thing, but new and improved!

http://www.cjponyparts.com/product.a...paign=shopping

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:04 PM
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And "Free Shipping" too. What a deal!
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Thought I'd dredge up this old thread for an update. The Budget Battery finally pooped out after 4+ years. I decided to look for something a little better but man, these particular batteries are getting hard to find.

Finding a 24F isn't too tough but finding one with the tabs at the bottom is. I probably called around to 10 sources in the Seattle area and stopped by a couple but they all had smooth sides. And I wasn't willing yet to redo the hold down to one that goes over the top of the battery.

So I thought Walmart in Everett might have one, drove up and it was no go. Drove over to Interstate and no tab on theirs either. Then I called up Pacific Power Batteries nearby and it sounded promising. Sure enough! I found a 5-year, sealed with 700 CCA for $128.

Glad to at least be on the road again.
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Home Depot also carries a 24F w/tabs. I got one there a coupla months ago. Glad yer on the road again.
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I got something at PepBoys that had tabs and fit, but I don't think I ended up with a 24F, which didn't have tabs. 8-something-model comes to mind, but will check soon just to add it to this thread.
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22F Standard Battery

I bought a heavy duty size 24F battery for The Wonder Falcon about four years ago. It has worked great, but .....

The heavy-duty 24F battery weighs 42 - 44 lbs with 875 cranking amps (CA).

The standard 22F battery weighs 28 - 31 lbs (14 lbs less) with 560 CA.

Interstate SP-22F.jpg

I think that I will try the lighter weight standard 22F battery next time for a 14 pound weight reduction.

See: http://www.interstatebatteries.com/p...392-2147384906
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