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Author Topic: How long did your expensive repro battery last and what did you replace it with?  (Read 10657 times)
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« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2010, 04:44:24 AM »

Was reading some stuff on a Mopart thread about where to get them delivered for 229.00  Not bad I may just buy another in spring.  Others also said they got 3 years and carried a jumber on the 4th year.  I guess I could carry a spare batt and jumpers in the trunk for the 4th year?


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" I just bought my sealed Group 27 battery through Fred Gilmore. Very responsive and great to work with.
He placed the order and it was in my car 2 days later!
$229 including shipping was by far the best deal I could find for that particular battery. "

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« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2010, 06:01:53 AM »

I agree 1969chargerrtse.  If the car is modified quite a bit then I'd say go with whatever. But when you're sticking close to original the OEM looks the best.  Mine I got from Antique Auto Battery.  It is going on 5 years now and the only issue was last year, over the winter it got weak.  And when I called and asked about the warranty, they said I'd have to send it to them at my expense and they would decide if it was covered.  So if it's not, I was out the shiping and the carkas fo the battery.  There are several places I see in MCG all the time.  The next one I will try is the one in PA, i forget the name right now.
But again, I agree, I believe it dresses up under the hood.


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Nothing kills a bone-stock looking engine compartment worse than a parts-store battery.  puke Worse yet are crusty battery cables.  rotz

I've had my sealed red-caps for at least 5 years now if not 6. I just throw a battery charger on them every now & then to keep them fully charged. I keep telling myself that someday I'll invest in one of those multi-port battery tenders.
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« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2010, 06:31:14 AM »

Just did a quick search on the YO website. Thought I'd seen them before.
This one's listed for a Camaro but with further investigation you can probably find the correct MoPar item too.

http://www.yearone.com/serverfiles/fbshopmain2.asp?input=battery+b+body&SM=1&SC=
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« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2010, 07:28:32 AM »

http://www.yearone.com/serverfiles/fbshopmain2.asp?cat=1
But keep in mind, you're paying close to $100 for a decent battery and then another $65 for the cover which may or may not look good and/or fit right.  For another $40 or so, you can get an actual gel cell that is correct.
And bill440rt - right on the money on the crusty posts.  I neglected to mention that I went the extra few bucks and got the gel-cell which is no mess!  Always clean and no maintenance.  But like any non-ff the shelf parts, I just chalk it up to another expense of having a classic car.   cheers
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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2010, 05:31:14 PM »

Yeah come to think about it the 229.00 batt is probably acid and that aint happening.
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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2010, 05:48:34 PM »

Here is the one I got. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHRYSLER-MOPAR-GROUP-27-RESTORATION-BATTERY-1969-1973-/250648635434?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a5bd2a82a
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2010, 09:02:58 PM »

That one looks pretty good and it's sealed, maintenance free, too.
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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2010, 04:48:19 AM »

Nice, how much was shipping?
Mine was only 3 year rated.
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« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2010, 08:05:39 AM »


Looks like almost 50 bucks to ship  eek
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« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2010, 10:47:15 AM »

Mine has been in my car for 7 years, always keep it on a battery tender. Sometimes you can find blem batterys on ebay, usally the blems on the case cannot be seen once installed. they are usally 75.00? less.  cheers 
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« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2010, 06:42:09 PM »

Sorry I missed this one.....heres the topic.

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,28459.0.html


Little sucker is still going strong!
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« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2010, 07:53:32 PM »

Sorry I missed this one.....heres the topic.

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,28459.0.html


Little sucker is still going strong!
Thanks.  2thumbs

After reading all the work you did, I may just buy another new one.  icon_smile_big

I don't have a safe shop to cut into the gel battery.


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« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2010, 08:56:07 PM »

After reading all the work you did, I may just buy another new one.  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2010, 03:30:47 PM »

the ebay one looks just like the YO battery that they want over 4 bills for  brickwall brickwall
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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2010, 03:34:48 PM »

After reading all the work you did, I may just buy another new one.  icon_smile_big
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So wheres the fun in that??
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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2010, 04:19:07 PM »

The fun is driving it.  And then  cheers
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« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2010, 06:12:16 PM »

After reading all the work you did, I may just buy another new one.  icon_smile_big
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So wheres the fun in that??
Not blowing myself up and dying in burning pain of acid while trying to do what you did.
Dropping in the new battery and taking a cruise.  shruggy
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« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2010, 11:43:08 AM »

I stopped by a collectors house today and all his cars were on battery tenders.  I asked how they worked and how long the battery's last?  He said great, and forever.  So I'm gonna buy a new battery in spring and a battery tender for the winter months.
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« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2010, 12:04:36 PM »

I've had my repop mopar battery in the hemi car for six years.  When I'm not driving it daily/weekly the battery stays hooked to a battery tender and I occasionally check the water level.  The longest I've gotten before using the battery tender was two summers.  The repops don't winter well.

I agree that the battery makes the look, but I also use an overpriced Mopar battery from the dealer in other cars.  They go on sale especially this timme of year.  It helps, but not quite the 60s look.
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« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2010, 05:17:57 PM »

I stopped by a collectors house today and all his cars were on battery tenders.  I asked how they worked and how long the battery's last?  He said great, and forever.  So I'm gonna buy a new battery in spring and a battery tender for the winter months.
They're on sale right now at Harbr Freight ... something like 7 or 8 dollars.
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« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2010, 03:00:28 AM »

I leave my repro gel battery hooked up to a battery tender 100% of the time that it sits in the garage.
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« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2010, 08:11:06 AM »

I leave my repro gel battery hooked up to a battery tender 100% of the time that it sits in the garage.
How long have you had it?

I'm wondering if it's my starter?  I pulled the battery charger off of it and it cranked over slowly.  I thought that was odd but it's cold in the am.  I went for a 30 min drive and it cranked over slow again and I thought it was just weak and on it's way out. When I was leaving a friends house after the car sat in his driveway for an hour, it cranked over fast and started the car with no problem.  I'll have to keep an eye on what going on.
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2010, 06:56:28 PM »

I stopped by a collectors house today and all his cars were on battery tenders.  I asked how they worked and how long the battery's last?  He said great, and forever.  So I'm gonna buy a new battery in spring and a battery tender for the winter months.
They're on sale right now at Harbr Freight ... something like 7 or 8 dollars.
Found it for 7.99  Thanks.  2thumbs


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« Reply #48 on: October 27, 2012, 01:35:44 PM »

" I just bought my sealed Group 27 battery through Fred Gilmore. Very responsive and great to work with.
He placed the order and it was in my car 2 days later!
$229 including shipping was by far the best deal I could find for that particular battery. "

Any contact for this Fred Gilmore fellow?
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« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2012, 02:51:25 PM »

bull, here's a link to a moparts thread i'd saved that has Fred Gilmore's email contact...

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=6074278&an=0&page=0

fgilmore@speednet.com
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