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Old 04 Jan 2014, 12:15 pm
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DON'T TRUST the original 24R (?)battery in my new ride
I want to get an AGM battery like my FORD.
I TRIED the groups 78 unit in the tray; NO JOY...the (-) terminal and part of the sheet metal preclude using it (interference); the battery tray is also a slight problem.
It has ALWAYS been my philosophy to place as large a battery (watermelon sized if possible) in a car...also the HIGHEST cold cranking amps

A STUPID item to 'cheat' on especially in NE winters...

I would LIKE opinions on groups that WILL fit; even with a mod or
REPLACEMENT of the battery tray; I could get a new one out of machined aluminum for free if I needed to...

FLAME AWAY!

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Old 04 Jan 2014, 03:52 pm
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You might get the largest capacity battery for you model and a battery blanket.
This may be a little easier then a complete custom upgrade of different size batteries?
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DON'T TRUST the original 24R (?)battery in my new ride
I want to get an AGM battery like my FORD.
I TRIED the groups 78 unit in the tray; NO JOY...the (-) terminal and part of the sheet metal preclude using it (interference); the battery tray is also a slight problem.
It has ALWAYS been my philosophy to place as large a battery (watermelon sized if possible) in a car...also the HIGHEST cold cranking amps

A STUPID item to 'cheat' on especially in NE winters...

I would LIKE opinions on groups that WILL fit; even with a mod or
REPLACEMENT of the battery tray; I could get a new one out of machined aluminum for free if I needed to...

FLAME AWAY!

kctobyjoe

The original battery group for our PTs is 26R.

I highly recommend the AGM type of battery that you are asking about. My personal choice is the BRAILLE line of AGM batteries. I have had mine in for over six years now and it is still going strong. It is SMALLER in size than our stock battery, yet it is MORE POWERFUL. My BRAILLE has been mounted normally, on its side and in its latest configuration, on its end.

You, of course, can get wild and do most anything that your imagination and abilities will allow.

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The original battery group for our PTs is 26R.

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Interstate is all I buy!
Even my Chrysler dealer now uses batteries made by Interstate.
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Interstate is all I buy!
Even my Chrysler dealer now uses batteries made by Interstate.
Interstate Great battery,warranty,customer service...When I was at the RV
dealership I sold over 700 in one year. Love the perks you got, chairs,concert tickets. radios. tvs,coolers.coat, tee shirts,coffee travel mugs etc. I have a whole collection of Interstate freebees from just being the manager of the parts department and sending them out to the service department replacing a standard set of 6-8 batteries per RV. LOL
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Toby; I believe a 58R size will fit in the battery box without any mods. If it is a 2006 or later.

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Old 06 Jan 2014, 05:57 pm
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Toby; I believe a 58R size will fit in the battery box without any mods. If it is a 2006 or later.

WWPP; Sweeeeet!
yes it is a 2006; unfortunately the 78R from my now dead TAURUS is a no go; there is interference with the (-) terminal and the inner lip of the front sheet metal

The thing I liked about the 78R was that it had top AND side mounts; top used by the vehicle itself and the side terminals I attached a brass extension for ancillary wiring of junk
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Old 06 Jan 2014, 06:37 pm
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One more ditty and I'd say this is all dead

I took out the original toaster pastry box sized battery and compare it to something I'd run in a HONDA lawn mower

I am taking out the original tray and having a custom made aluminum anodized plate made with a foam base to stop power drain.

Then after I see what I have left dimensionally after installing some custom battery holder...(no holder-inspection failure in PA) I will install the largest size and largest CCA capacity AGM I can get my grubby mitts on.

Thanks for all the pix and comments as always...

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