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 Posted: 09-23-2006 01:51 am
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TXJH
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Can anybody point me towards pictures of the battery tray.  PO had some bastardized arrrangement that is corroded and uselesss.  This is a common theme with the PO.  Thanks for your help.

Brian Corbett

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 Posted: 09-23-2006 04:07 am
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Don't have any photos handy, but attached is a line drawing showing the tray (item 43) for a RHD car.  The one for LHD cars is a mirror image.  In either case, the tray is welded to the body assembly.

Knowing what the base part is supposed to look like should help in interpreting the photos you were asking about, once found.  If you can't find something useful in the JHP photo site, check out the pictures of JHs for sale on eBay.

Attachment: Battery tray.jpg (Downloaded 96 times)

Last edited on 09-23-2006 04:08 am by Mark Rosenbaum

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 Posted: 09-23-2006 12:49 pm
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The link below shows a picture that might help.  John

http://home.comcast.net/~jrkengr2/html/preparation_2.html

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 Posted: 09-23-2006 08:26 pm
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Here is a better picture.  John.

 

Attachment: 01 autoprep03.jpg (Downloaded 89 times)

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 Posted: 09-24-2006 02:36 am
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Thanks for all your help.  It looks like the battery is not fully supported on the bottom. Is that correct and is it much of a concern?

Brian Corbett

 

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 Posted: 09-24-2006 02:47 am
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It's my recollection that the original size battery is physically quite small and IIRC it has been obsolete or nearly so for quite some time.  Here in the US most folks seem to favor a somewhat larger battery, height being the most critical dimension.  For street use, the unsupported forward edge of the battery, and the large lightening holes on the bottom face of the bracket, don't seem to be problems.

One other thing to mention, there's normally a rubber sheet placed under the battery to help keep acid seepage off the metal.

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 Posted: 09-25-2006 04:33 pm
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Here is a shot of the new battery tray that I built. Mine was rusted and full of holes. I made a new one using the old one as a pattern.

http://www2.kjware.net:8079/mitch/Engine%20Compartment%20003.JPG

 

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 Posted: 09-28-2006 12:05 am
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I recently replaced my battery with an Optima.  Bigger than the original. it cannot leak and has better storage abilities in that it takes longer for it ot go flat if unused.

Unfortunately, putting in the battery caused the carbon canister to crack because it was pushed up against the wheel arch.  I slid the canister up a bit so that it would clear the arch and emptied out the carbon.  I suupose I could fix it, but why?

Anyway, if you use an Optima, you pretty much eliminate the possiblity of acid damage.

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 Posted: 09-28-2006 02:59 am
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Why fix the carbon canister? Evaporating gasoline is a major pollutant. The canister absorbs the vapors which are later burned in the engine. There is no performance loss from the system so why NOT use it?

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Yeah, resurrecting an old thread.

Just wanted to ask which Optima battery sort'a fits. Size 35?

Anybody know?


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