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Old 02-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Optima battery

Need infor on this battery. Have to replace mine. What do I order model number, how will it fit in battery holder. What is required. Optima de oesnt show 6volt battery. Need help ASAP. Thank you john
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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i believe the vendors sell a battery tray for the optimas
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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SC6A is the part number
do a search on the net
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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i believe the vendors sell a battery tray for the optimas
Thanks will try vendors. But what is model no of 6volt battery when I order from supplier do u know ? That's the other problem john
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:42 PM   #5
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Thanks Mitch for info on part no. John
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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from snyders web site battery and tray
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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SC6A is the part number
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This Mitch for part no john
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:14 PM   #8
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Amazon has the 6 volt Optima for cheaper than the other vendors.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #9
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When I put the Optima in my car I used the hold down made from angle iron made for a group 1 battery ---it must fit good enough ,the battery must still be there, it still starts,

Googled 6V optima the other day ---115.48, free shipping, amazon,com, i have been wondering how long mine will last, so far 14 years, had looked to see how much a new one is.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #10
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When I put the Optima in my car I used the hold down made from angle iron made for a group 1 battery ---it must fit good enough ,the battery must still be there, it still starts,

Googled 6V optima the other day ---115.48, free shipping, amazon,com, i have been wondering how long mine will last, so far 14 years, had looked to see how much a new one is.
GEEZ! Kurt, 14 years! My kids, (OLD) can make extra money sellin' my OPTIMA after I croak. I've been told that I can take Vermin with me if the battery's removed & ALL fluids are drained! I'm comin' Chief Bill W.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:43 PM   #11
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Walmart in Canada sells the Optima Batteries good price also Gord. B by the Bay
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:47 AM   #12
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GEEZ! Kurt, 14 years! My kids, (OLD) can make extra money sellin' my OPTIMA after I croak. I've been told that I can take Vermin with me if the battery's removed & ALL fluids are drained! I'm comin' Chief Bill W.
I have a special care regimen to ensure long life ---neglect and abuse, never charge with a plug in charger for longer than 10 min in 10 years, if the engine won't start after prolonged cranking use the starter to drive the car out of the garage, and use a unregulated generator set to 15 amps. ---actually I do have a regulator, I turn on the headlamps when I think the battery has been charged enough.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:47 AM   #13
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I use the Optima and it is great battery. First i used a old lead one but the optima turns theengine round like a new one.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:15 PM   #14
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Josh, Amazon is usually the cheapest place to buy an Optima. Optima only has one model of a six volt, so you can't go wrong. It's half the weight of a lead acid and mine (2) lasted six years each. You don't need to check the water level either, a nuisance with a Tudor Deluxes carpeting. Price about $130. Downside: You will go through hell trying to get a warranty settlement from Amazon, who is not a licensed agent for Johnson Controls( Optima). So from a defensive position paying $20 more may be a safer bet if the battery fails in 3 years( warranty length). Vendors sell a bracket for the optima.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #15
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Mine lasted almost 7 years. I got it, and a bracket, from Bert's. I bought my replacement from them as well. Great battery, well worth the premium over a standard battery.
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On amazon there is a warning that states that warranty is invalid if you use halogen headlights !
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:54 PM   #17
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The Optima RED TOP Battery for 6 volts is the starting battery.
Optima also makes Marine and Deep Discharge with different colored tops.
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Amazon has the best price.. no one can touch it
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Put it in this case and it looks like a normal battery.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Sty...bb4ee2&vxp=mtr

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Put it in this case and it looks like a normal battery.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Sty...bb4ee2&vxp=mtr

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and hide all your money in their also....
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