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Battery orientation??
#1
Hey guys I have been noticing that the battery seems to be in a different way in numerous cars. Did they change the way the battery was oriented in different years?? What is the correct way?? Positive terminal towards front of car or towards rear of car??  I bought the factory correct repop battery cables and the positive terminal is only long enough to reach the positive terminal if its facing rear of car.  But like I said I have seen various car in both configurations.  Just curious!


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Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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(02-28-2019, 10:08 AM)turtle5353 Wrote: Hey guys I have been noticing that the battery seems to be in a different way in numerous cars. Did they change the way the battery was oriented in different years?? What is the correct way?? Positive terminal towards front of car or towards rear of car??  I bought the factory correct repop battery cables and the positive terminal is only long enough to reach the positive terminal if its facing rear of car.  But like I said I have seen various car in both configurations.  Just curious!


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See pics in your other post.
It may depend on the battery. Are some made with the terminals opposite to this one and mine? I don't know, never even thought about it. I just replaced mine with one the same as I took out. However, thinking about it, it would be safer for the + to be inward to avoid the possibility of shorting out on the body.

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#3
I believe they all came with the positive terminal to the rear. I believe what happens is that people get the wrong battery, like a Group 24, instead of a Group 24F. The Group 24 and 27 batteries have the terminals opposite of Group 24F and 27F batteries. If a Group 24 battery were installed with the positive terminal closest to the solenoid the positive terminal would be next to the fender apron.



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(02-28-2019, 10:19 AM)Don C Wrote: I believe they all came with the positive terminal to the rear. I believe what happens is that people get the wrong battery, like a Group 24, instead of a Group 24F. The Group 24 and 27 batteries have the terminals opposite of Group 24F and 27F batteries. If a Group 24 battery were installed with the positive terminal closest to the solenoid the positive terminal would be next to the fender apron.

 Thanks from me Don. Good info there.
So, if the + terminal was close to the solenoid like on a G24, not G24F, the cap I have would place the "Autolite" facing toward the engine, which might look better to a viewer? Just wondering .
Geoff.

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#5
The problem is the positive cable clamp would be very close to the fender apron, which I believe is why people turn the battery around.



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#6
24F or 27F will place the positive closest to the solenoid and away from the fender apron. An incorrectly oriented positive cable could ground out on the apron if the battery is oriented with the terminals by the apron.


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#7
Sounds good thanks guys..... so the way I have it in the pic above is correct?

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#8
Kevin, looks like he is missing this too
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Made in the USA. Mounts battery clamp to side apron. Includes bolt.
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(02-28-2019, 01:16 PM)turtle5353 Wrote: Sounds good thanks guys..... so the way I have it in the pic above is correct?

That's the way I see it, thus keeping the + terminal away from any possibility of accidental grounding.
And yes as Don @OMS shows, you and I are missing the little bracket.
Geoff.

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(02-28-2019, 01:36 PM)Stanglover Wrote:
(02-28-2019, 01:16 PM)turtle5353 Wrote: Sounds good thanks guys..... so the way I have it in the pic above is correct?

That's the way I see it, thus keeping the + terminal away from any possibility of accidental grounding.
And yes as Don @OMS shows, you and I are missing the little bracket.
Geoff.

That is correct.  The biggest shorting problem with the positive toward the core support is trying to loosen the terminal with a wrench.  you are sure to hit something and spark it .

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