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FASTFORD
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From: USA
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 10-01-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FASTFORD   Click Here to Email FASTFORD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ever since under my hood has been "restored" and the car was put into use again, I have noticed small corrosion spots near the battery. I didn't give it much thought because a new inner fender and battery tray were on the way. After I welded in the new tray and fender, It came back like a disease. And it is just getting worse. All around the battery is corrosion. some has even got on my chrome valve cover and took some chrome off. I have no idea what to do. It is an exide battery about a year old. And I have refilled it with water one time about two weeks ago when I noticed the corrosion was so bad. Please help...it is "spreading" all over my inner fender and battery tray not to mention how horrid it looks for any shows

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1967 Mustang coupe
originally a c-code 289 with a c-4 tranny, I added holley 600cfm 4bbl, edelbrock performer intake manifold, hooker competition headers, and dual 3 chamber flowmaster exhaust
exterior is acapulco blue with black vinyl top
interior is stock with a kenwood cd player
goal is to have a streetable muscle car that can run with a late model cobra mustang

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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-01-2002 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check your voltage regulator...that happened to mine a few years ago and thats all I had to replace !!!

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1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
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ice'68
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Posts: 127
From: Fresno, CA
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 10-01-2002 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ice'68   Click Here to Email ice'68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same here, happened to me last year on a date (doh). Check the Voltage Regulator.

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mustangzrule
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Posts: 87
From: Orion, MI
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 10-02-2002 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangzrule   Click Here to Email mustangzrule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can also neutralize the acid with baking soda and water, then rinse off the mixture so it doesn't dry leaving a white residue. the acid will eat your metal away not just ruin the finish.

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Hell_Fish
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From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 10-02-2002 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Invest in a sealed battery. The battery is venting and spitting acid.

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Ken
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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-03-2002 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FASTFORD, how'd you make out with your voltage regulator ???

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Conciousness - that annoying time between naps.

Ken
1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap - 670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, MUCH MORE !!!
My 1965 (aka RUMBLE BEE) Photo Page
1995 5.0 Laser Red - 5spd - Coupe

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