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battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:32 pm

Happy New Year All,
I'm sitting here in the mid Hudson Valley with 6" of snow and a dead battery on my '53 Cub. System is original 6 volt. Where might I find a new battery? Current one is Case BCM-1 - 4 years old. I confess to poor maintenance.
I'm on the bottom edge of Columbia County. I'm hibernating.
Regards,
George

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:37 pm

NAPA or Walmart - Group 19L.

http://www.napaonline.com/ny/chatham

Have you tried filling the cells with distilled water and charging it?
Last edited by Don McCombs on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:44 pm

The 19L will work, but the original size is a group 1, which is a slightly bigger battery.

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:30 pm

George, in columbia county in Hudson you can buy a group 1 battery at the tractor supply
Tim

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Tractor Supply, of course! I'll call tomorrow!
Thanks, G

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:36 pm

Take your checkbook and your credit card, and a small paper bag so you don't hyperventilate when you see the price. :big afro:

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:43 pm

will the battery cover still fit with the tsp battery?

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Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:13 pm

someone here recommended the 6v battery that fits early volkswagons.

o'reily's had one for not an arm and a leg. fit perfectly, works like a champ

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:24 pm

Rob in NH wrote:will the battery cover still fit with the tsp battery?

I have never seen one fit. Around here TSC is as competitive as the rest of the places. Right now they have the cheapest locally at $69.99.

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:32 pm

The TRC group 1 (made by exide) will fit if you remove the rubber bumpers on the lid, I use a thickfoam/rubber material for a spacer and insulator, top fits tight with no issues
Tim

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:19 pm

I keep an old truck inner tube (free from local tire shop) on hand to cut pieces to go between the cover and battery posts, and anywhere else it is needed.

Re: battery

Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:25 pm

Old mouse pads are good for this also.

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Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:09 am

Mouse pads, new or old are perfect :D At $0.99 they are cheap too :!:

Re: battery

Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:28 pm

The 19L will fit without removing anything.

Re: battery

Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:10 pm

i used the 19L on my cub
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