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68camaroz28

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Y55 Battery- Need the yellow circled battery caps
« on: October 04, 2010, 05:56:56 PM »
I purchased in the early 80's an original Y55 battery for our 68 Z. It is still in the orig. box and recently I pulled it off the shelf and looked at the caps that came with it. The still bagged caps have the red circled instead of the yellow circled. I have heard of people having to paint them but are they available anywhere or reproduced? And if you have to paint them what paint/process is utilized?
thanks in advance,
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
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Re: Y55 Battery- Need the yellow circled battery caps
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 12:01:29 PM »
Now I thought sure there would be someone that could assist with this  ;D
Anyone????
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

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Re: Y55 Battery- Need the yellow circled battery caps
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 03:49:05 PM »
You might talk to the folks who make the restoration batteries - they have them. Production batteries had the yellow caps, and retail batteries had the red caps.
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Re: Y55 Battery- Need the yellow circled battery caps
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 11:41:02 PM »
You might talk to the folks who make the restoration batteries - they have them. Production batteries had the yellow caps, and retail batteries had the red caps.

Talked to one person at Fall Carlisle who sells repop batteries and he told me he did not know where to find the yellow caps. Completed searches and have been unable to find anyone who repops the Y55. Only Y55 I found in searching was the NOS one Heartbeat City has. I have the hard part (battery) but need those yellow ring caps. Guess I'll be painting the red ring caps some day. Anyone have information?
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