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Old 09-30-2018, 10:47 PM   #41
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:03 AM   #42
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Being in a rural area, I go to the local farm store for a 6 volt Battery. I replaced my battery soon after I bought my 1930 in 2016 and it is still performing well. the brand is (I think) whatever Tractor Supply sells!
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:08 PM   #43
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What is anyone doing for a Ford original scripted battery, or some kind of clone? Is there anything or anyone out there making anything?
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:50 PM   #44
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Follow-up to this thread, I called Optima and they said the 6V RedTop has *not* been discontinued, however they had no stock and did not know when the contractor (I assume international) that manufactures them was going to ship another batch. Amazon has a few left at $200 shipped. I wouldn't count on getting one from any reseller that doesn't have actual stock in hand.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:14 AM   #45
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https://www.farmandfleet.com/product...l-battery.html

Cheapest I know of. Two sizes of their 6 volt batteries. The smaller size fits Model A.
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x2. Keep a maintainer on them when not in use for more than a month. I do not know if it is typical of 6v batteries in general, but for me they seem to discharge quicker than a 12 v auto battery.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:15 AM   #47
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I agree , thats one of the reasons that I prefer a 12 volt battery in my model A .Changing to 12 volts is fairly simple , The biggest thing is putting in a 12 volt battery.
If it remains positive ground , no wires will need to change. If the original type 6 volt coil is used it would be necessary tro use a ballast resist, otherwise a three OHM coil will be necessary . the original unmodified generator and starter has worked well for me on 12 volts for many years .
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:26 AM   #48
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I got a new 6V battery from Farm King last spring at $39. They last quite a long time. The one I was 'refreshing' was 6 years old and still going strong I put it in another car.

From what it sounds like I can buy about 4-5 of these for what one Optima costs. At an average of say 7 years that gives me 28-35 years of service for the same money.

I'll be long dead before that ever rolls around
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:53 PM   #49
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The 6v at Farm and Fleet have a 2 year guarantee, 12v batteries are 3-5 years depending on the model and cost of the battery I do not know why, Perhaps limitation of 6v batteries, or they are not made as well/updated design and materials due to low sales volume..


With a maintainer/proper care the Farm and Fleet 6v batteries last me about 4-5 years.


What were typical lead/acid battery guarantees on both 6 and 12 in the 40s/50s/60s?
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:09 PM   #50
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The 6v at Farm and Fleet have a 2 year guarantee, 12v batteries are 3-5 years depending on the model and cost of the battery I do not know why, Perhaps limitation of 6v batteries, or they are not made as well/updated design and materials due to low sales volume..


With a maintainer/proper care the Farm and Fleet 6v batteries last me about 4-5 years.



My experience as well. The worst one lasted a couple years, one or two lasted maybe 10 years. The rest fell in the middle range.
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:05 AM   #51
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What were typical lead/acid battery guarantees on both 6 and 12 in the 40s/50s/60s?
I saw a 6V Grant Batteries ad from the late 40's once and it said they had a 12 month guarantee. The Model A era was probably less than that I'm guessing, as a new Model A Ford had what, a 90 DAY guarantee on the entire car And look how long they have lasted! Ford used some high quality steel in our cars.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:11 AM   #52
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As of now, Optima's website shows their 6 volt battery is back in stock.


https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-u...ing-battery/6v
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