View Full Version : Battery location on a 55K

09-29-2017, 12:44 AM
Since I bought the Speedster I have noted that some 55s have the battery back at the firewall and others, like mine have it located further out on the inner fender. Why the difference?

09-29-2017, 04:13 AM

Please explain which 55's you have seen with battery on the firewall. I can't remember having seen a 55 with the battery so mounted.

09-29-2017, 09:23 AM
They (batteries) should all be located on the drivers side inner fender perpendicular to the firewall a few inches away. There is a flat spot for the battery box/ bottom. The location was not different for Speedsters - I have 2.

09-29-2017, 10:01 AM
Hallabut, not on the firewall but as described by 55s above. However, since I have been paying attention, I have seen others where the battery is several inches farther forward. I will measure later today and see how far. Maybe it is only a matter of perspective in the photos I have seen.

Commander Eddie
09-29-2017, 10:02 AM
Here is the location of the battery on my '55 President State Sedan.

09-29-2017, 02:14 PM
67443Here is the location on my '54 K. It looks like it is closer to the firewall than the sedan.

09-29-2017, 04:25 PM
Posts number 5 and number 6 demonstrate the difference in the location between C/K and all others. By the way, be aware that the battery box itself is different between 6 volt and 12 volt cars.

09-29-2017, 05:08 PM
Cars that have been converted to 12 Volt, have an added extension to the 6V Box, a 12 Volt Box or a Tiny "Foreign Car" 12V Battery not a Group 24.