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Top post vs side post batteries.
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:57:38 AM »
Hello everyone.  My first post here and my first 69 Z-28 a week ago!  This forum has been a great collection of information for a first time owner.  I did some searching on the site and did not seem to find any information on the availability of the top post vs side post batteries on the 69 Z.  Mine has side post cables and a Delco replacement battery.  I don't think this would be the correct cables for the car, but thought I would ask here.

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Jeff

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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 01:06:58 PM »
What is the build date?  Post a pic of the trim tag.  Congrats on becoming a 1st gen owner.
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 01:43:07 PM »
Hello everyone.  My first post here and my first 69 Z-28 a week ago!  This forum has been a great collection of information for a first time owner.  I did some searching on the site and did not seem to find any information on the availability of the top post vs side post batteries on the 69 Z.  Mine has side post cables and a Delco replacement battery.  I don't think this would be the correct cables for the car, but thought I would ask here.

Thanks,
Jeff

Beginning around June of 1969, Camaros were fitted with side post batteries.  if you have original GM part numbered side post cables be careful with them as they are 'in demand'... :)     check the build date on the trim tag, or provide this list with your VIN and we can answer your question with more certainty.
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 04:42:13 PM »
Hello everyone.  My first post here and my first 69 Z-28 a week ago!  This forum has been a great collection of information for a first time owner.  I did some searching on the site and did not seem to find any information on the availability of the top post vs side post batteries on the 69 Z.  Mine has side post cables and a Delco replacement battery.  I don't think this would be the correct cables for the car, but thought I would ask here.

Thanks,
Jeff

You might want to read this....

http://www.camaros.org/underhood.shtml#Batteries
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 05:55:59 PM »
It's an April 69 build date and sold date of May on the PoP so I'm certain it should have top post.  One more project to add to my list to make this car closer to "original"!  Thanks everyone.

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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 06:01:48 PM »
Well now hang on.  I just read that link a little closer and since my build date was late April, it might have been one of the first batches to be fitted with the side terminal.  I guess there is no exact day/month when the change occurred?

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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 08:30:39 PM »
It could go either way on your car.

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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2013, 04:57:42 PM »
congrats and welcome to the CRG!
If you can post a picture of the battery and terminals and we could tell you if they are replacements or original to the car. There are a couple of us still looking for an original cable for our cars, if you have the originals that would be great for you. (I have been trying to find an original negative side post for mine for a little while now).

We all love pictures though so please post some pics of the car for us to enjoy. thanks!
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2013, 04:27:37 AM »
Post the VIN and I probably can tell.
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 10:52:38 PM »
My 04B has side posts as well.  (LA build).  Car was sold first week of June.  I've been told it should have top posts...but I have always wondered.   I will inspect the cables to determine if I can decipher any part numbers.    Car still had the original heater hoses and belts when I aquired the car, so I would have been surprised the battery cables were replaced.  Obviously possible, but.

Last VIN # are L529307.
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 02:53:49 AM »
Hans,
Yours is easy. The broadcast sheet clearly shows Y55 cables. :)
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 03:45:52 AM »
Kurt - I know.  Just find it weird prior owners switched it out.   Happens of course. 
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 04:12:56 AM »
There could be a time period when the broadcast codes weren't updated on the printout, but the new batteries were in-house.
Or the dealer changed them out due to parts availability.
Curious what you find....
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2013, 05:01:51 AM »
I am the original owner of a 69 Z28 with a build date 03B and it has side terminals.
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Re: Top post vs side post batteries.
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 05:16:53 AM »
Welcome to the sight Morris. Good info can you post a pic of your original cables for us ?

Since you are the original owner,  at one point did you have to switch out the negative side post bolt? thanks

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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV