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Old 11-26-2019, 03:06 PM   #1
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What battery is recommended a Group 1 or Group 2 for a 40 Sedan
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:27 PM   #2
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Never mind , I found my answer.
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:39 PM   #3
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You might want to use a 6 volt Optima in a look-a-like Ford Group 2 case.
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:05 PM   #4
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I also have a 1940 and always thought a Group 1 was the correct battery until I tried a Group 2 and found it was the correct fit. Same in my friend's 1937 pickup.
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:24 PM   #5
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I always had hot start problems with a Group 1 that I never had with a Group 2 (I think it was actually a "2L"). They are quite a bit larger.

The Group 1's are for "lesser" engines such as Chevrolet and Plymouth sixes (and some tractors).
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:03 PM   #6
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Picking up a Groupe 2 battery from NAPA tomorrow
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:39 AM   #7
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Picking up a Groupe 2 battery from NAPA tomorrow
The one we got from our local NAPA had a bad cell, I'd take a hydrometer and check it before you carry it home!!
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:22 AM   #8
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As with anything anymore "NEW does not equal GOOD"
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:40 AM   #9
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Picking up a Groupe 2 battery from NAPA tomorrow
Napa batteries are shaky at best.
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Old 11-27-2019, 01:05 PM   #10
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I’m ok with the NAPA batteries, last one lasted 6 years and they’re less than a $100.
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