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Old 09-23-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have a battery cap?

Hey folks! Very much a newbie here. I have a '29 Tudor with a Napa Commercial 7244 battery with a missing cap. I am trouble finding anyone who carries a replacement cap. Anyone have an idea of where I could find one? Thanks!
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone have a battery cap?

I have several old batteries laying about but distance would make me sending you one unfeasable. A photo would help others wanting to help.
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:11 AM   #3
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Find a NAPA or other user friendly parts store. Usually they have a half ton of trade-in batteries to browse for caps.

Also most scrap metal places take batteries.....

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Old 09-24-2019, 06:48 AM   #4
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Thanks. I tried Napa immediately (since it's Napa battery)..no go there. But I'll ask around.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:42 AM   #5
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Go to a junkyard that recycles old batteries. They should have lots!!
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:25 PM   #6
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Most twelve volt batteries probably haven't used screw on caps in years . Just don't see a lot of six volt batteries at the junk yard in this day and time .
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So long as they fit, just find 3 the same from some other battery and screw them in. Done!
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:52 PM   #8
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I used a large rubber stopper from the local hardware store for years on my 6 volt battery. I even used a very small diameter plastic tube (from a carb cleaner spray can) for venting. A small V shaped cut on the side of the rubber stopper was added for the vent tube.


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Six and eight volt batteries use larger caps than the common twelve volt battery and always have as best as I remember . Good luck finding a cap or caps .
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:50 PM   #10
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Can you post a picture with a ruler nearby, is it push on or screw on--- if screw on is it 1/4 turn or threads--- pictures of cap and battery
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:37 PM   #11
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Looks like it is 1.25" in diameter at the top. It is a push-on, and the opening is 3/4". Any ideas would be awesome!

I can't get the pictures to load from a dropbox link. ��


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Old 09-25-2019, 08:40 PM   #12
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Sorry guys...clearly messing up this thread with my newbie posting skills. I cannot add pictures, but I'll try to find the correct way to upload them.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:41 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=Bob-A;1802761]I used a large rubber stopper from the local hardware store for years on my 6 volt battery. I even used a very small diameter plastic tube (from a carb cleaner spray can) for venting. A small V shaped cut on the side of the rubber stopper was added for the vent tube.


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Now THAT'S an interesting solution. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 09-25-2019, 10:09 PM   #14
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I have an old battery in my garage. I can look at the caps and put a couple in the mail to you if I have your address.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:04 AM   #16
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I have an old battery in my garage. I can look at the caps and put a couple in the mail to you if I have your address.
Thanks so much! I'll DM you the address!

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Google could be your friend??
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:38 PM   #18
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Thanks. Been all over Google to no avail.
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I just went on ebaymotors, parts and acc, 6volt battery bcaps and a couple of possibilities came up. FWIW
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