Finally got my battery!!

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apines
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Re: Finally got my battery!!

Post by apines » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:48 pm

The chassis-connected side of the battery (negative on negative-ground cars, positive on positive ground cars) should always be disconnected first and reconnected last so if you happen to touch the chassis with the tool while loosening the fastener on the post the tool won’t carry any current. When you do the second terminal when removing the battery it will already be out of the circuit so the only risk is shorting to the opposite terminal. Battery disconnect switches are designed to fit on the negative terminal, probably for consistency with the above reasoning (also they often add a chunk of exposed metal which is better to be at chassis potential rather than 6v or 12v away from it). It’s appropriate to put the disconnect on the positive terminal only if you have a positive-ground car.
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Re: Finally got my battery!!

Post by goldwinghg » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:54 am

Unless you have to have a OEM look alike battery. I bought a 29nf battery,for my 56 Tbird today,from O'Reilly's Auto Parts. $115.00, $15 core charge.

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Re: Finally got my battery!!

Post by ICON 1961 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:15 pm

I just received my battery today,
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jatkinson
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Re: Finally got my battery!!

Post by jatkinson » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 am

Maybe its me......That just looks better!!
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tnswt12
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Re: Finally got my battery!!

Post by tnswt12 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:23 pm

I agree the vintage battery just looks right. Of course, the vintage battery will cost 3 times that of a substitute battery, but if it can be afforded, I think the vintage style is the way to motor.

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goldwinghg
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Re: Finally got my battery!!

Post by goldwinghg » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:11 am

I agree they look better,but unless you are showing the car. The $115 29nf,from your local auto parts,does the job. You can have one overnight,and not have to wait months for it to come. Also,if something goes wrong with it,you can deal local. I do like the look of the original look,but other than the color of the caps,not much difference.

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