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dannystarr

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Re: Gutting Original Y55
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2019, 09:23:09 PM »
Chick,
 Sitting at home with my back out with heating pad and 800 MG Ibu! Catching up on computer stuff.
 Here is that same battery at Amazon.. Looks like about 5 bucks more. But good to know thay carry it.
 https://www.amazon.com/MX20L-MOTORCYCLE-BATTERY-500-CCA/dp/B01E49MQZ4/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=ThrottleX+Batteries+-+MX20L&qid=1555708713&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

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Re: Gutting Original Y55
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Gutting Original Y55
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2019, 03:18:47 PM »
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!

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Re: Gutting Original Y55
« Reply #18 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.
Chick
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Re: Gutting Original Y55
« Reply #19 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.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
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Re: Gutting Original Y55
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2019, 01:03:32 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'??
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Re: Gutting Original Y55
« Reply #21 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.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584