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Old 06/20/2017, 01:46 PM   #1
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Looking for '66 battery

Hi Gang,

I need a new battery for our '66. It is a 24F

The battery needs to have little tabs on the side so I can use the OEM battery hold down.

Anybody know of where I might find such a battery?

Thanks, Dave

Edit: Optima has a 34R that has the little tabs, 3 year warranty, and a little over $200.

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Old 06/20/2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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Not sure how "correct" you want to be, but this is what I do. I got one of those Autolite Battery Toppers, that look like the top of the original battery. Then I went to NAPA and got a no maintenance 24F battery that the topper will fit over. It looks original, unless you look really close, and you have a modern battery underneath. Just make sure that the battery you get has tall enough posts for the topper plus your clamps. The battery hold down will work fine with this set up.

Just noticed you have a 66. I don't know about the hold downs on those.

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Old 06/20/2017, 04:36 PM   #3
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what i do is go to a ford dealer and get a ford battery works better then the aut o light and less cost then get the fake top and put it on looks just as good Tom From WI
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Old 06/21/2017, 09:49 AM   #4
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THANKS for the replies.

Turns out the Ford battery at the local Ford dealer won't work 'cause it doesn't have the required tabs.

On a whim, I stopped at the local farm & home store Murdoch's, and they had a 24F battery with the tabs for $63! Made by Exide. Only a 2 year warranty, but at that money I can buy one every two years, and still spend less than an Optima ($200+) that has a 3 year warranty.

I'll get one of the fake tops.

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Old 06/21/2017, 08:12 PM   #5
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Been to this rodeo before.... Like Dave found and Exide battery.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Exide-Ext...24FX/204852594
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