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Optima 6V
#1229300 Wed Aug 09 2017 07:18 PM
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Thinking about investing in one of these when my current battery fails. Wondering if anyone has a picture of one mounted in the battery box of a 1949 Chevy 3100 or similar vehicle. Thanks


Ed
Re: Optima 6V
Forty9 #1229313 Wed Aug 09 2017 08:39 PM
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I do not have a photo, but my 6v Optimas (on three trucks) mount OK under the standard battery retainer. The battery has to be orientated on an angle/diagonal, and you have carefully center the battery, so it does not touch the retainer.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Optima 6V
Forty9 #1229322 Wed Aug 09 2017 09:47 PM
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I had a 12v Optima in my 54 for 13 years replaced it last year before going to KC.


Ron, The Computer Greek
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Re: Optima 6V
Forty9 #1229326 Wed Aug 09 2017 10:33 PM
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I think one of my 6v Optimas is at least one year older, Ron

I almost got rid of it when it was about 6 years old and went totally dead. Luckily, I checked the Optima website about how to revitalized a totally dead Optima. A technique that differs from lead-acid batteries.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Optima 6V
tclederman #1229450 Thu Aug 10 2017 03:59 PM
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Here is a photo of the 6V Optima in my '48 Chevy 1/2 ton...as described by Tim. It always provides for a strong start. I have yet to be disappointed.

http://s160.photobucket.com/user/st...ullSizeRender_10.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Best wishes!

LUKE

Re: Optima 6V
Forty9 #1229463 Thu Aug 10 2017 05:07 PM
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Great picture. Thanks to all for the inputs.


Ed

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