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Mike S

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Battery felt color?
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:51:28 PM »
 Was the factory applied battery felt washer that went under the + terminal a certain color?

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Re: Battery felt color?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 11:27:51 PM »
I don't recall seeing those used on cars fresh from the assembly plant, with top post batteries, back in the day.  But we'll see what our experts say.

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Re: Battery felt color?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 12:13:35 AM »
 It's listed in the '67 UPC 12/A4 for an L6 engine. The V8 engine refers to the L6 for the + cable. The felt washer P/N is 378082. I see some Corvette places sell it for '67 but it is almost colorless. I was checking to see if there was a color used for Camaro.

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Re: Battery felt color?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 03:58:54 PM »
Mike, the 378082 felt washer was used on the positive side of all cars and trucks with top post batteries from the 1920's! However, since they were soaked in 90wt gear oil before installation, it really doesn't matter what color the "naked" felt was because the 90wt turned it a very dark brown.

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Re: Battery felt color?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 06:54:15 PM »
Hi Ed,

    Gear oil....that's interesting to know. I guess the Corvettes used the same felt and their repro is a bland color...almost a very light brown (dry). I was wondering if the felt was something like what is available today from the auto part stores which are red and green felts.

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67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Under restoration