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Thanks Ray. Had I known that the link had the price I would have opened it. I didn't, as I thought it was only going to show other batteries but not necessarily prices.
Now I can see why it hurts in the pocket, very pricey.

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Thanks Ray. Had I known that the link had the price I would have opened it. I didn't, as I thought it was only going to show other batteries but not necessarily prices.
Now I can see why it hurts in the pocket, very pricey.

Thank you

Chris.....From OZ.
A second company offers them for a similar price:

http://www.restorationbattery.com/27fpowerpunch.html

There is something about these old retro batteries that just look cool. They just make the engine compartment look old.

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I'm not sure why Antique Battery lists a group 27 battery for '58 and a group 29 for '59-60. The battery box on all three years is made for a group 29 battery. That's what I've always used.

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I'm not sure why they list a group 27 battery for '58 and a group 29 for '59-60. The battery box on all three years is made for a group 29 battery. That's what I've always used.

John
There had been some confusion on some of the site posts I read about 27 and 29 Groups and colors. Even our TRL shows:
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Get a Group 27F battery, with a minimum 1000 CCA (cold cranking amps). "


http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=717

http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=9822

http://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.ne...4&t=923&p=2949

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A factory hold down will not fit a group 27 battery. At least not the ones I've had.
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A factory hold down will not fit a group 27 battery. At least not the ones I've had.
I guess that may be where some of the confusion stems from in regards to batteries.

http://www.thunderbirdparts.com/ford...7-battery.html

Since my 1960 was missing the battery and hold down I ordered a new one. Larrys has them for Group 27, Thunderbird Headquarters and Pats also list the 27. I think Concours sells 29 though...
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I've had quite a few squarebirds that still had the factory hold down and they were all for a group 29 battery. I've never had one that had a group 27 hold down. That's not saying that they didn't come with group 27 batteries. With all the squarebirds that I've owned the fact that I've never had one tells me that the 29NF battery was used more often than not.

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From what I was able to find out the 29NF was the standard battery used from 1958-60. The 27F (70 amp) was available as an option for $8 more. It was standard however on 1960 convertibles.

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From what I was able to find out the 29NF was the standard battery used from 1958-60. The 27F (70 amp) was available as an option for $8 more. It was standard however on 1960 convertibles.

John
Thank you for the research. This site it great for clearing things up like this!!!

I found the link that shows that Concours Parts in Carson NV carries the Group 29 Battery hold down.
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Automotive Mile Posts confirms what John has posted. Here is the main website for the 1960 Squarebird from their website. It does not mention the batteries by their 27F or 29NF designators, but by the Amperage rating for the heavier duty battery, 70Amps.

1960
http://automotivemileposts.com/tbird...lections.shtml

If you were to check the 1958-1959 links you would see that the Heavy Duty 70-Amp Battery ($8 in 1958, $7.60 for 1959-1960) (Standard on Convertible as of 1960) was available for all three years as an option.

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http://automotivemileposts.com/tbird...equipment.html

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1960 Optional Equipment
http://automotivemileposts.com/tbird...equipment.html

Here you will see that it was made the Standard battery for the 1960 Convertible. Probably because the more advanced powered convertible top required the heavier duty battery.
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