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Tom93R1


Redlining
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posted May 24, 2002 09:42 PM

battery tie down?

Mine has the inner piece that goes down over the top of the battery and has a handle that latches behind a spring to "secure" it. Is this all that was ever on it?
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Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
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1st Gear
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posted June 18, 2002 03:00 AM

I'm curious too, I've had the battery fall out durring agressive driving.

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rotarynews


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posted June 18, 2002 08:44 AM

Lock

Mine looks like it has a place to put a lock through. How hard are you driving that thing?! More power to you!! I have to really yank hard to get my battery latch open...
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Tom93R1


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posted June 18, 2002 12:33 PM

No kidding, that must really be some aggressive driving! I have a lock on mine with the top latched down and it isn't going anywhere! I originally asked this question because I wasn't sure if it would pass tech at the local drag strip, their rules specifically state that the battery must be held down with a bracket that has two 3/8" bolts. I still made it through tech but I don't know if he even looked at the battery. hehe I ran a 17.3@77 mph. It was over 100 outside when I ran that so I figure this winter when it gets down to about 70 and I get the thing tuned a little better I should be able to hit high 16's.


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'74 lawn-green
4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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Klaus43


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posted June 19, 2002 10:23 AM

That piece that clamps down over the battery had a molded rubber block that might be missing on some of your guys' trucks... whatever you jam in there to hold secure, if it is missing, oughta work... the place for the padlock is also great for safety wire--then tech guys tend to ignore the whole battery box. Of course, if those hinges rust away...

       
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Rotor


Revvin Up
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Posts: 70
posted August 23, 2002 01:44 PM

Originally, there was a slide out tray in the battery box. These rotted away pretty quickly, or were discarded to mount larger batteries. There were also some rubber blocks to take up the extra space in the box, that were also commonly discarded or lost.
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NE14A69


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Posts: 2
posted December 20, 2002 10:26 PM

CNC'd Aluminum Battery tray

Hey All,
Although I'm new to the forum, I may be able to offer some insight on this topic. My brother is a CNC Machinist and I had him custom build my battery tray, for my 74 REPU. We removed the factory Iron Clad and used a high grade Aluminum (don't catch me lying about just what grade). If I remember right it is 1/4 inch, and although I thought at first that wouldn't be thick enough, big bro proved me wrong. Anyways, I'm at work and don't have any picts, but I'll try to post some ASAP, maybe a couple days. If there is enough interest I may be able to see if he's willing to build some more, and how much he wants. It basically follows the stock layout, with a full lid, rather than the top sides notched for the posts. We resolved the possibility of it shorting off the lid by placing a rod across the top of the battery, that slides through CNC punched holes in either side. Also it has a solid top with a wrap over lid, which uses a Keyed Lock (two piece, a strap bolted to the front face, which hinges down.) It also has CNC punched 3/8" holes on each side and the bottom, to allow for cooling and debris drainage. It has a satin polish and is clear coated. Anyways I know I've rattled your ears off and at times made you think "HUH?" so I'll stop now, and post picts later, but if anyone sounds interested, post here and I'll see what I can come up with.

       
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nwaco


Redlining
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posted December 21, 2002 08:22 AM

CNC Battery tray....

Bring on the Pics, we gotta see this. I think more than a few of us will be interested.


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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted January 05, 2003 07:04 PM

"More than a tray--it's a rustproof Battery Box!"

Sounds pretty trick! What other rust-prone, overweight stock parts can we get ultra-light replacements for? Looking forward to the pix...

       
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NE14A69


Newbie
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posted January 07, 2003 10:03 PM

Sorry Its Taking So Long

The holidays have been pretty busy, so hang in there and I'll get the picts posted ASAP!

       
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rotarypwrd


Revvin Up
Posts: 55
posted June 29, 2003 04:26 AM

any news, updates?........bueller........bueller......ferris.......bueller....

       
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