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mustangboy
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posted 07-06-2002 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought one of those fake battery tops that just sits on top of your battery and makes it look like an old original 60,s style Ford battery.It says to use Napa Uap type 24F60 battery but my parts guy says these are discontinued.Any other batteries I've seen have the posts moved towards the middle of the battery so the top won't fit or else have big vent caps that stick up and won't let the cover sit down over the posts.Anybody useing one of these now? What battery will work?I've got a big show tomorrow and really wanted to have it on.

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-06-2002 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought an Exide battery from a parts store and it works great in a 65. I also saw them at a tire store. If you shop around you should be able to find a flat top battery. I went out and looked at mine. It's a "Standard 50" group size 24F. It has a carrying strap which folds down in the front and cannot be seen. Handy for removal.

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mustangboy
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posted 07-06-2002 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks a lot mellowyellow I'll try to find somewhere that sells exide batteries and check them out.

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-07-2002 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chances are that other mfrs will have that batttery. Just remember the 24F designation. That's means it 's got the ridge that the clamp grips.

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mustangboy
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posted 07-08-2002 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found a battery that the top fits but now the battery hold down doesn't fit over the top Maybe these are not meant for my car 68 mustang although,I've never seen anything saying they were only for early cars.

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RICKS
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posted 07-08-2002 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS   Click Here to Email RICKS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your hold-down should work, you've just got to spread it a little bit. A little judicious bending and tweaking. There's no avoiding the reality that the cover adds thickness to the distance your holddown has to span.

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Jeff
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posted 07-08-2002 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Champion Batterys are made by Exide as are a number of other batteries. You can get the names of all of them by visiting the Exide website.

The only other maker of batteries are Interstate and Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls makes most of the familiar brands.

Note: Only the batteries made by Exide in size 24 have the ridges at the ends so you can use the original mount. Those made by Johnson Controls do not have the ridges on the ends. Recommend you visit Sams club who sells Champion (note Wal-Marts is a Johnson Controls battery as is Sears Die Hard).

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mustangboy
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posted 07-08-2002 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The battery holddown in a 68 goes over the top of the battery not on the bottom edge like the earlier cars.I guess It does add some width.I guess I'll have to try to tweak the stocker but its quite a bit wider(close to quarter of an inch).

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-08-2002 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mellowyellow:
Chances are that other mfrs will have that batttery. Just remember the 24F designation. That's means it 's got the ridge that the clamp grips.

The 24F designation indicates the reversed posts for Ford application. The positive post is near the starter solenoid. You may be right about the clamp ridge, too. I don't know about that.

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posted 07-08-2002 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It probably does. It was listed as a Ford battery.

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