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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Midnight Rambler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/15/2011 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by billd billd wrote:

This post is now "stickied" - please "keep it clean" and post correct dimensions, photos, etc. on correct cables, batteries, etc. so it can be a nice clean accurate future reference.
This one comes up quite a bit............  good posts.


Bill,

You're going to need to consider putting "stickied" topics in a sub-forum of the proper forum pretty soon.  I know "Restoration" has so many stickies that a new post is at the bottom of the page.  A few more stickies and new posts will appear on page two of that forum. 

I agree with the principle of making topics a sticky, but if they aren't time sensitive and eventually will be "unstickied" they jam up a forum's front page.  Many of these threads are that valuable and referred to often enough to deserve a highly visible place to be easily found.  Perhaps a "Hall of Fame" subforum in each respective forum may be the answer in the future.

Sticky this for future reference.Wink

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote farna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/25/2012 at 12:32pm
We're getting off topic but... wouldn't it be a good idea to move the "stickied" posts to the "Top Tech Articles" section? Give the original poster or main contributor to the article rights to edit it and add new info -- that is if the software allows giving such rights to an individual member for a specific thread. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BBO390 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/13/2013 at 1:09pm
Battery topper is a good idea for the price.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Red1975pacer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/28/2013 at 12:37pm
I had a couple of these repo batteries in my 68 GTO. I picked them up in person from the company in TWinsburg Ohio. Let me tell you, these batteries are very problematic if allowed to discharge. Went through two in three years at 225 apiece. Its not the kind of battery that you can put in a car and just forget about . PROPER maintainance is a must
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 401MATCOUPE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/15/2013 at 6:56pm
They (ANTIQUE AUTO BATTERY) have recently changed the internals to maintenance free, no more adding acid.  I bought one for my Studebaker Avanti and it has a Optima inside....not sure if that is the way with the "new" AMC battery, but I just ordered one for a customer car and came the other day..aven't had time to investigate what is inside.  Either way, they should last a lot longer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mramc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/16/2013 at 7:12pm
That would be good. I've have 3 of there AMC batteries for my 69 Javelin now. Five year warranty and none lasted past 3 years even with a battery  tender on the last one. Never got a bit of adjustment from them. So, basically they were exactly like AMC factory batteries , 3 years and dead. Happy to hear they went to an optima inside the case . I hope the price did not go higher, as they were already very pricy as it was. LRDaum 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vezzzzzzz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/18/2014 at 8:16pm
Batteries Plus can get any battery that is in production.
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Think they can even get an AMC clear power battery.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lyle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/07/2015 at 3:41pm
I would be careful about the reproduction if it is a Optima AGM. AGM batteries are real good but they cannot take the heat of an older engine bay. Best installed in the trunk or in the case of some new vehicles, are placed were they are cooled.
I have found even the "maintenance free" batteries still need distilled water if you want them to last and a good 3 or 4 stage trickle charger at least monthly in storage or not.
I have batteries lasting 8 years. They will wear out through cycling and decay regardless but a flooded lead acid battery likes to be kept charged and the electrolyte to the proper level.
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I work in a restoration shop and we have found that Restoration Batteries is buying their batteries from Antique batteries, so you know.
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