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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

Hi folks,
My SO42 has the original battery bay hold down clamp configuration. Want to use the clamp just as it came when new. Looks like about a 7 inch distance from clamp to hold down. Are there any batteries available with a foot print that would satisfy my needs. Intending to keep the stock look.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

Pepperbilly wrote:
Hi folks,
My SO42 has the original battery bay hold down clamp configuration. Want to use the clamp just as it came when new. Looks like about a 7 inch distance from clamp to hold down. Are there any batteries available with a foot print that would satisfy my needs. Intending to keep the stock look.

Thanks, Bill

6 or 12 volt?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

I put an optima in mine and it fit the stock clamp just fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

This is a stock 67 with 12 volt system. Looking to fit an Optima or sealed lead/acid battery.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

Pepperbilly wrote:
Looks like about a 7 inch distance from clamp to hold down.


So this shelf?
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With this hold down?
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You want group 42 size. Optima has one with the little ledge to clamp onto. Interstate has a "maintenance free" lead acid.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

BarryL,
Yes exactly! Thanks for posting the pics. The only difference is mine is pearl white. This is a great site full of wonderful info and good people.
Bill
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

Deka 8A24 (8A24M)

It's an AGM battery and will outlast an Optima...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

Yep, a group 42 battery. I just ordered one for my Jan 1967 production Campmobile at my local Battery and bulbs+ outlet, they can get 'em, but in my region there is a delay as the battery manufacturer is out and will be making a new run of them (group 42 batteries) in a couple of weeks. Or at least that's what they are telling me...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

ToolBox wrote:
Deka 8A24 (8A24M)

It's an AGM battery and will outlast an Optima...

It looks bulletproof but is a 24 the same size as a 42?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 1967 bus battery fit Reply with quote

Here's the number off my "no maintenance" battery: MT 47/H5 B6 Interstate. Interesting that it says "47".
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