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Old 12-21-2020, 01:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a suggestion as to where I can locate a model A battery that is similar to original size? Most of the locally sourced batteries are too small and the two end caps will not tighten down correctly due to the smaller battery dimensions.
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Old 12-21-2020, 01:08 PM   #2
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6 Volt = Group 1
12 Volt = Group 25
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Old 12-21-2020, 01:09 PM   #3
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Any parts store should have one. It's a Group 1.
Paul in CT NAPA got me one in about 6 hrs from their warehouse.
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For Stock all you need is a group 1 top terminal battery. Most auto supplies, farm stores will have them. Just to be sure, Model A 6 volts are positive ground. Are you looking for 12 volt negative ground? Without knowing your location, would be hard to suggest somewhere to look.
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If looking for a 6V, most Tractor Supply stores I've been in had one on the shelf.

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Old 12-21-2020, 01:20 PM   #6
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Got my new 6V battery last fall from Tractor Supply - in stock.
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NAPA has in stock! Group 1
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Old 12-21-2020, 02:12 PM   #8
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Check suppliers for a hold down bracket besides these two little holders. The top will secure the group one battery, most A suppliers have them, attaches to existing battery tray.
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Old 12-21-2020, 08:35 PM   #9
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Folks. I do appreciate your input all. I am well aware of the batteries from the suppliers put forth in this discussion. Indeed, I have all of them in my area. However, none of these batteries are of the correct physical dimensions compared to original and the edge hold down clamps. The batteries are just not wide enough. I am also aware that one could use the early one piece square hold down clamp,,, but it would not be correct for the 30/31 vehicles. That being said, I thank all who have responded. I will continue my search for a suitable solution.
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Old 12-22-2020, 08:04 AM   #10
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When you say original, do you mean script original style or battery that is currently installed?

Corner brackets;
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword
Go down the chart in this link, it shows sizes for 6 volt 3 cell batteries;
https://www.batteryequivalents.com/b...ize-chart.html
If you are going by the size now installed it may one of the others on the chart and not a group 1.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:01 AM   #11
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When you say original, do you mean script original style or battery that is currently installed?

Corner brackets;
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword
Go down the chart in this link, it shows sizes for 6 volt 3 cell batteries;
https://www.batteryequivalents.com/b...ize-chart.html
If you are going by the size now installed it may one of the others on the chart and not a group 1.
Get the measurements for a group 2. That may solve your problem but it will indeed be much more expensive. I am sure more than 99% that use six volt use group 1
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:03 AM   #12
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I mean script original size.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:20 AM   #13
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I mean script original size.
Maybe get your script rebuilt.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:28 AM   #14
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Google- BatteryCentralMall.com They have classic car batteries. They have the Ford script batteries listed.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:33 AM   #15
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Most people here are more then likely not going to be using a script battery and you did ask for "model A battery that is similar to original size", so thank you for adding the script part. Have you tried googling Ford Model A script battery? I just did and found a number of them listed.
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I mean script original size.
The new script batteries are not scarce! But they are not cheap either.

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Old 12-22-2020, 10:59 AM   #17
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Old 12-22-2020, 06:12 PM   #18
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NAPA, they had the correct size in stock.
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Just a personal experience on small batteries: In the late 70’s all I could find (or afford) was a too-small 6v battery. I made a box from 1/2” ply and placed the battery in that and installed it in the original battery hold frame. It was a food, firm fit. I don’t know if the wood was the cause, but that 3-yr warranteed battery lasted eight years.
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NAPA, they had the correct size in stock.
Was it Script ?
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