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Old 10-14-2020, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Battery Group ???

Is it a group 1 battery we use ?
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:14 AM   #2
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Yes it is group 1 that the vast majority Of Model A folk use. Group 2 is actually a better fit but difficult to find.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:37 AM   #3
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Unless it is 12 Volt, then you need a Group 25
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:27 AM   #4
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Here's an overview of batteries for the Models "A" & "B".
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:33 AM   #5
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I tried a Group 2 ( same size as a Group 1 except slightly longer and it is higher capacity). It would not fit in the battery holder. IThe Group 1 drops right in like it was made for it (which it was).
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group 2 is an exact fit fir the original battery holder.
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:09 AM   #7
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I tried a Group 2 ( same size as a Group 1 except slightly longer and it is higher capacity). It would not fit in the battery holder. IThe Group 1 drops right in like it was made for it (which it was).
By the way where did you find the group 2 battery?
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:16 AM   #8
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From Bob's chart the original battery was 9-3/8" long, the group 2 dimension is 10-3/8. Sounds like it would be too long to me. FWIW, O'reilly's lists them for sale on their website.
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:18 AM   #9
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My group 1 is a little sloppy in the battery holder, my group 2 is an absolute perfect fit!
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:34 AM   #10
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By the way where did you find the group 2 battery?
Farm And Fleet has them

https://www.farmandfleet.com/product...l-battery.html
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:44 PM   #11
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Always have had good luck with F and F batteries, keep them charged and check level once in a while. Last one I replaced had lasted 5 years.


One issue is F and F is a Regional Farm Supply Store in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan., batteries typically are not shipped so may not available everywhere.
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:21 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=CarlG;1941546]Unless it is 12 Volt, then you need a Group 25[/QUOTE


]Thanks Carl , That is good to know!!! I run twelve volt and have Been measuring batteries on the shelf at wall mart for a decent fit before purchase . Now I will know what to ask for at the parts store . If asked what kind of car the battery will be for I won't have to say model A Ford ..
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:34 PM   #13
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Unless it is 12 Volt, then you need a Group 25

Thanks Carl , Now I shouldn't need to measure for fit .
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:36 AM   #14
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Interesting discussion. As long as the battery fits in the battery tray and is securely fastened down are there any advantages of either a group 1 or a group 2?


I've always used the group 1. My A always starts 2 or 3rd compression, but I do not drive in Winter.
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