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Old 08-23-2019, 06:56 PM   #1
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Anyone know where I might purchase a proper style '40 battery? I'd be especially interested in an Optima within the Ford case.

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Old 08-23-2019, 10:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ford script battery for '40?

Mike, have you checked out:
https://www.batterycentralmall.com/B...pt/S2HF_R.html

Not cheap but appears to have an optima inside, 800 CCA
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:25 AM   #3
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Mike, have you checked out:
https://www.batterycentralmall.com/B...pt/S2HF_R.html

Not cheap but appears to have an optima inside, 800 CCA
Thank you! That's the place. I just couldn't find it. Once again, you have saved me
Already ordered one.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:34 AM   #4
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That battery really looks good.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:46 AM   #5
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Thank you! That's the place. I just couldn't find it. Once again, you have saved me
Already ordered one.
I would be interested in pics of this battery when you get it, and if, in fact, it has an Optima inside. Thanks, Carl.
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I have one in my concourse 40 wagon, no points ever deducted for the battery. I had to paint gold the oval around the Ford script but everything else was really nice.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:06 AM   #7
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Default Re: Ford script battery for '40?

I wonder if the 6-volt Optima batteries are available again? They had them on back order for a long time.

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Rotor-I bought one last week from a local "Batteries & Bulbs" place that sells them. They ordered it and it came in 1 week.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:42 AM   #9
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I wonder if the 6-volt Optima batteries are available again? They had them on back order for a long time.
The Group 2LF is no longer available....A Group 2LF Case is not tall enough to accommodate the currently manufactured Red Top 6 Volt Optima Battery....
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:28 AM   #10
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All they show is the red top now days. They don't mention a group size anymore. At $187 they are not cheap.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:49 PM   #11
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Yes, if you want something that looks like the original you would have to go with the place that makes them inside a script case (link in reply #2). I am using the red tops in my 32 5w, 33 phaeton and 40 coupe. I have the proper looking battery in my 40 wagon.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:58 PM   #12
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These folks advertise a Group 2 disguise case for the Optima battery: http://www.quailservices.com/index.html
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:22 AM   #13
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...Has anyone bought & received a 28-32 battery from Battery Central Mall?, thanks.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:03 PM   #14
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That place is way too expensive. I paid $100 for the Ford script empty case. Only have to add the Optima battery. No points knocked off.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:12 PM   #15
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Jim’s auto battery gets my kudos. I needed a battery for the Central National Meet for a 32 (same as Model A). They told me 4-8 weeks before it ships, in return I told them I need it within two weeks. Three days later I had it! Comes with a warranty and has performed well for the limited use I have given it
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