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Old 04-02-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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Oddball size battery, help!

I pulled the battery out of the box on the front of our '55 tonight. It is indeed a tractor battery with dimensions of 19 1/4 L x 4 1/2 W x 9 1/2 H. Group 3ET. Does anyone know if they make that size battery in a deep cycle? If so, any leads as to where to find one? Sears is trying to sell me a pair of gel cell wheelchair batteries at $70 each. Help!!!

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Old 04-02-2003, 07:02 PM   #2
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The following site has info & links to everything and more about batteries (including links to manufacterers):


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Old 04-02-2003, 09:03 PM   #3
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Lots of manufacturers still make that size battery... but not in deep cycle.
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:23 AM   #4
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That's the size our 59 would have used also. Somewhere along the way a new battery box was fabricated to fit a more conventional/current sized battery. I had at one point throught the narrow box was for a pair of 6v batteries that would have still been very common durring the time.

Since our original box is missing and the current box interferes with how large of propane tanks I can run as well as being in bad shape, I'll be relocating the battery. My plan is to make a tray between the frame rails like current A/S models are running I may atempt to fabricate a aluminum cover.

I intend to take photos but that modification is a ways off at this point. I'll post up when it's done.
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