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wisemanz28

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1969 R89 side post battery
« on: February 20, 2024, 01:41:11 AM »
My old reproduction battery is just about done. I have seen some guys used toppers over newer batteries and had good luck . I want to keep the original look to the battery and I want something reliable. Just wondered what tips you guys might have.

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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2024, 02:43:39 AM »
Be sure to get your "topper" & have it in hand to test fit your selected replacement battery. To  be Dang sure you have clearances for it to fit.

Battery Topper Cover R89 Side Post Delco GM Licensed Parts R-89
Ebay or elsewhere available

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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2024, 02:54:38 AM »
I hollowed out my old Delco battery and placed a Braille racing battery inside.  Can't tell once it is installed.  Vintage look and modern reliability.  I have three Braille batteries and all have worked out well.  Hold a charge forever, and take almost no time on the trickle charger.

Will post a link to my tutorial.

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68camaroz28

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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2024, 05:29:30 AM »
The repro batteries have the internal battery glued to the case and I find them more annoying than an original.
Lynnís thread looks like a winner as Iíve gutted several original y55 and r59 batteryís but the repro r59 was a pain lol.
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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2024, 10:57:17 PM »
Lynn, that's the set up I currently have , a repo battery, but it only had a 400 cca battery inside (surprised it had enough power to crank it over when it was cold out) but I'm on the fence as I'd like to have a battery with 700 to 800 cca's. Does the Braille battery have enough power. I read the specs and they advertised 550 cca
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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2024, 12:08:29 PM »
I got this battery from Autozone and put a topper on it for my 06A 69. Fits perfect. I put some velcro under the topper to hold it on place. The flip up handle on the battery is a nice feature when taking battery out for the winter nap.
https://www.autozone.com/batteries-starting-and-charging/battery/p/acdelco-advantage-battery-bci-group-size-78-670-cca-78s/750143_0_0?searchText=78S+acdelco+
06A 711 57 57 X66 L78 M22 BU

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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2024, 05:43:29 PM »
Lynn, that's the set up I currently have , a repo battery, but it only had a 400 cca battery inside (surprised it had enough power to crank it over when it was cold out) but I'm on the fence as I'd like to have a battery with 700 to 800 cca's. Does the Braille battery have enough power. I read the specs and they advertised 550 cca

This Braille battery seems to have enough oats:
https://shopbraille.com/collections/motorcycles/products/braille-green-lite-g30h-lithium-battery

and still fit in the repro battery case.

a bit pricey though

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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2024, 10:36:45 PM »
Lynn, that's the set up I currently have , a repo battery, but it only had a 400 cca battery inside (surprised it had enough power to crank it over when it was cold out) but I'm on the fence as I'd like to have a battery with 700 to 800 cca's. Does the Braille battery have enough power. I read the specs and they advertised 550 cca
I use this battery in both our 427 and mouse Z/28. They have more than 500 cca and not an issue with turning the motors over.
Throttlex Mx20l Motorcycle Battery 500+ Cca
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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
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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2024, 04:18:22 PM »
Braille batteries have plenty of oomph to get it done.  My Z cranks faster than it did before.

Check out their web site.

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Re: 1969 R89 side post battery
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2024, 04:42:39 PM »
The Braille batteries are great, but unless you buy the lithium battery which has a five year warranty, the other batteries I believe only have a three year warranty.  I have three cars that I don't drive much and have found that even though I maintain the batteries, they don't seem to last as long as they used to and most manufacturers only have a three year warranty.

 

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