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Old 02-23-2007, 11:44 PM
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Ok here we go with the saga.. called Antique Battery company and explained what is going on..1st thing they tell me is go home pull the battery, fill it with water and clean it out, then add water again and clean it out again, basically they told me you got a sealed battery and should not have had to add anything...BUT!!!! Key word there BUT drain it, dry it out and call us Monday and lets see what you have...Now the interesting part is they told me the end caps are the only ones that are "fillable" WRONG, every cap is fillable, seems like i paid 240.00 for a maintenance free battery and got half of that....
well more on Monday to the continuation
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Holy cow $240 I just replaced all 4 of my 850 CCA batteries in my 18 wheeler and it cost me $240.Those antique ones must have gold plates instead of lead.George 60HT 94 Freightliner
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Holy cow $240 I just replaced all 4 of my 850 CCA batteries in my 18 wheeler and it cost me $240.Those antique ones must have gold plates instead of lead.George 60HT 94 Freightliner
yeah they all cost that, and if you want to show the car you have no other choice on the matter.,.it sucks but that is restoration for you,
Now the battery is sitting in the sink drying out for the next step
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:23 PM
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How does the antique part of the case open up? What kind of battery is inside?

Do you have any pictures?
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How does the antique part of the case open up? What kind of battery is inside?

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Does NOT open at all, just the caps come off and you can see inside, i will take some shots and show you what it looks like, almost like a cable inside of it
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:31 PM
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The starter isn't that hard to pull. You will have to turn the wheels to the left to get it past the steering parts. I wouldn't have it re-built. You can get a new one at NAPA. They aren't that expensive. The hard part is putting it back in, there is very little space to turn a wrench. Be careful not to wrench it to hard, you don't want to break a bolt. Been there, done that.
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The starter isn't that hard to pull. You will have to turn the wheels to the left to get it past the steering parts. I wouldn't have it re-built. You can get a new one at NAPA. They aren't that expensive. The hard part is putting it back in, there is very little space to turn a wrench. Be careful not to wrench it to hard, you don't want to break a bolt. Been there, done that.
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?????????????we are talking about the battery..Dave, no the starter but thank you
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Here are some shots of the inside of the battery that all wanted to see on the Maint. Free.







Next step it to put a light on it and see if there is ANY power at all,,,I will keep you all posted
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Are those red caps that go over several cells at the bottom of those fake cell access holes? If you wanted to add acid or water to that battery, it looks impossible.

Does the bottom come off the battery case? That must be how they placed that battery in there. Then again, how did they make the connections between the terminal on the real battery with the one on the case?

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Are those red caps that go over several cells at the bottom of those fake cell access holes? If you wanted to add acid or water to that battery, it looks impossible.

Does the bottom come off the battery case? That must be how they placed that battery in there. Then again, how did they make the connections between the terminal on the real battery with the one on the case?

Thanks for the pictures.
Real mystery...you can add water or acid to any one of the holes. i don't know how this thing works at all but i did take a light to it last night per instructions from AAB and WOW it lit REAL strong, so this sucker is working i think, they told me to let it evaporate another 2 days and then the next step. Will keep you informed
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