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Originality / Re: Brake & Gas Liine Clip 3881339
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:39:20 PM »
Dave, Skips 68 did not show any color and what I’ve seen indicates  at least early (67&68) Camaro’s had phosphate clips.

Restoration / Re: Gutting Original Y55
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:36:24 PM »
It looks good Chick!!   Will it start your car?

Are you doing anything to seal the smaller battery inside the larger case? or leaving them 'separable'??
Good questions Gary! Did not start the car yet but know two people with similar battery and theirs works fine. The repro R59's and the original Y55 only had around 350 CCA give or take a little if I remember correctly.
On sealing, I'm planning on letting the battery loose per se but its not really as the length of cables between the donor battery and inside wall of the Y55 act as a restraint for donor battery movement. In fact there is hardly any movement. The other advantage of the Motorcycle battery is just that, its sealed, leak proof, and also advertised for vibration. Guess it makes sense for what its used for, motorcycles. If anything changes I will communicate.

Restoration / Re: Gutting Original Y55
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:48:18 AM »
Purchased a MX-20L with advertised 500+ CCA as its smaller width (overall size) seemed to be a good fit. Note in the picture that since the Y55 battery had reverse polarity the to be installed MX-20L negative and positive terminals line up perfectly.

Time was spent cleaning out the case at different spots enabling the donor battery to ease in place with a little wiggle room. Also had to remove some debris from the bottom of the Y55 post so fastening a cable would have a nice surface for contact. Since I wanted to drill a pilot hole for the metal screws to be used the depth became an issue but quickly remembered some of my Dewalt tooling which made the drill operation simple.

Purchased battery cables at Ace Hardware for a garden tractor and they are 16” long. The next smallest length was 12” and was concerned that might be too short to adequately work with. I now realize the 12” cables will work but the extra length assisted easy hook ups and with the MX-20L being narrow in width it allows lots of room for the cable length.

Here you can see the top of the donor batter inside the Y55 case.

Placed the battery tender on and it was good to shortly thereafter. Note: I did have to cut the plastic shaft off the Delco Eye plug as you might have already assumed.

Restoration / Re: Gutting Original Y55
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:01:10 AM »
The battery has arrived and after a little clean up it fits easily within case. More info and picks to follow.

Chick - looking forward to your next update!
Have it done and worked great but having issues with my flickr account so hang on but its coming.

General Discussion / Re: Cam for my 1969 302ci
« on: May 12, 2019, 01:37:57 PM »
It's been years since I was into my 302 but at that time I used one on the 3849346 Crane Blueprint cams...Joe
Had to laugh Joe as I bought and used a crane blueprint cam but bought it in the early 80’s, so yea a lot of years ago even though the engine was not done until almost 30 years later.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Crossram ?
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:05:19 PM »
Contact Wayne Guinn and send him pics to confirm. JerryM refurbished ours and Wayne also certified our intake and carbs.

Restoration / Re: Gutting Original Y55
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:04:31 PM »
The battery has arrived and after a little clean up it fits easily within case. More info and picks to follow.

General Discussion / Re: Forum Member, Ron C.'s Headstone
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:16:42 PM »
What a great tribute Tina and I’m confident Ronnie’s looking down with a huge smile.

General Discussion / Re: Need Help re vin 18n463029
« on: April 16, 2019, 10:42:06 PM »
The guy has relisted the car
I left neg feedback
Just curious, have you contacted ebay if you purchased by their guidelines? Realize it will not get you the car but might assist with causing issues for the person selling.

Restoration / Re: Gutting Original Y55
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:13:42 PM »
What is the max size of the bottom opening? Would be good for future cutters to know. :)
Kurt, the battery outside dimensions are 6 9/16" X 8 11/16" with roughly a 1/4" wall thickness. I would estimate with keeping some of the bottom intact wider than the walls thickness for strength an opening of 5 1/2" X 6 7/8. Cable attachment to the top post compared to Skip's Y77 side post might be more difficult but we will see and will follow this thru to completion.
Gary asked "So what is your maximum dimensions for your battery??  and do you have any possibilities other than motorcycle or tractor batteries??"
After a lot of reviewing the Miata batteries IMO have too much height and most have limited CCA. Skip in his Y77 and another friends Y77 used MX30L Cycle battery that has a huge 600 CCA and size is 5 3/16 wide X 6 5/8 long X 6 7/8" height.
What I have purchased last evening is the next level down MX20L which has 500 CCA but the size is a better 3 7/16" wide X 6 7/8" long X 6 1/8 height. Note what I liked was the more narrower battery for attaching to the top post (cable room), and 3/4" less height, again due to the top post.
Example of the MX20L-

Restoration / Re: Gutting Original Y55
« on: April 16, 2019, 08:49:35 PM »
In reference to the exploding batterys, all acid batterys emid explosive gas when charging. When in a confined space a spark will cause them to go boom. We have problems with generators with built in trickle chargers that explode when the automatic start kicks in. I could see one in a case doing that.
Never planned to use a acid battery in this instance but good info for all to know.

Restoration / Re: Gutting Original Y55
« on: April 14, 2019, 10:18:38 PM »
So what is your maximum dimensions for your battery??  and do you have any possibilities other than motorcycle or tractor batteries??

PS.  I'm looking for a smaller battery to use in my '57 Nomad where my space is limited (where I want to locate it)...
What you see in the picture Gary is approximately a 5"X7" opening which can be opened more as there is at least another inch that could be taken but the height of the y55 is only 7" so stuffing something inside along with connecting the terminals needs to checked carefully. I'm still checking and will communicate what we might come up with.

Originality / Re: 68 TH400 dipstick 3905449
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:26:54 PM »
Here area few pictures of my '68 "born with" TH400 dipstick. Note that it does not have a part number stamped on it but it does have the "M" stamp. I found this link which seems to indicate that yours may be a '69 dipstick??

The overall length on my dipstick is 23 1/2 inches.

If you need more info just let me know.

Our 69 L78 Nova TH400 dipstick has same script as what Bob showed (no part #) and measured basically 24 1/4".

Restoration / Re: Gutting Original Y55
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:22:02 PM »
Still have the info Danny but sort of ruled that out for a couple reasons. Looking at several alternatives but size seems to be most critical and believe it or its the height as the Y55 is short in that feature. Several batteries are in the 6 7/8" to 7 1/2" height and will not work. Was checking a Miata forum and some of those guys are running a Wallmart garden tractor battery. Have found some of the Harley replacement batteries have 500 to 600 CCA, and nice threaded blocks for side or top screw mounting. Still checking!

Restoration / Re: 69 BB 4 blade fan bolts
« on: April 14, 2019, 05:10:51 PM »
Doc, picture of what our bolt heads are on our 69 L78 Nova which did not utilize a fan clutch from factory. Had to use a light and mirror to get a picture.

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