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Old 10-12-2010, 05:09 AM
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Hi all;

Could someone give me the battery measurements for one use in a 1960 TBird? I will be replacing mine and I also need to get the proper hold down kit - thanks in advance
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by eschober View Post
Hi all;

Could someone give me the battery measurements for one use in a 1960 TBird? I will be replacing mine and I also need to get the proper hold down kit - thanks in advance
You want a Group 27F battery, preferably with a minimum 1000 CCA (cold cranking amps). A Group 27C has the terminals reversed. Most good battery shops will have or can get a 27F. Most high volume outlets such as Canadian Tire and WalMart no longer carry 27F batteries, but I think Costco does.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:58 PM
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I recently purchased a battery. Was told it was an exact replacement of the original in size but would not have the Power Punch emblem like the originals. It's actually a Ford Motorcraft battery!!! Only 420 Cranking amps even though it is a fleet commercial battery. Came from a local independent battery dealer not one of the big chains (all the big guys said they did not have the right size).
L=12 3/8 W=5 1/2 H=9 including post so it doesn't conform to the chart I found and posted below but that's what it measures. It is not shown installed in the picture below but the hold down bracket does fit so I think it is correct. You can order a correct dry battery from the Tbird parts houses and have a local shop put the acid in and charge it - most Tbird specialty parts houses also carry the hold down rods and bracket.

The battery is a group 29. Part # CLA C29NF $91.96

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OOooo - here's something nice - a battery size chart!

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