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tim333
01-11-2019, 06:48 PM
What are the 6V battery sizes/dimensions for a 51 Landcruiser and 53 Commander Starliner HT?
Thanks guys.

StudeRich
01-11-2019, 07:34 PM
There should be no need for dimensions, all Group 1, 6 Volt Batteries are very close to exactly the same, they are close to square.

greyben
01-11-2019, 07:34 PM
I believe all 6 volt Studebakers used a group 1 battery. This was the most common battery size and was used in many vehicles, tractors and misc equipment. Here is a link giving standard battery sizes.

https://www.jegs.com/Sizecharts/bcigroup.html

studegary
01-11-2019, 08:43 PM
There should be no need for dimensions, all Group 1, 6 Volt Batteries are very close to exactly the same, they are close to square.

I agree that they are Group 1, but do not agree that "...they are close to square." A Group 1 is 9 1/8 inches long and 7 1/8 inches wide. That is 28% longer than wide.

StudeRich
01-11-2019, 09:15 PM
7 vs 9, I call that close as Batteries go, it is THE most Square Battery I have ever seen.

The next 6 Volt size up, as used in all Ford Products and more, a Group 2 is very Rectangular.

studegary
01-11-2019, 09:35 PM
7 vs 9, I call that close as Batteries go, it is THE most Square Battery I have ever seen.

The next 6 Volt size up, as used in all Ford Products and more, a Group 2 is very Rectangular.

There are many batteries that are more square, including 12 volt models that have six, instead of three, cells. I will give a few examples and not "type" out all of the dimensions, but just give the percentage of the length over width (as compared to 28% for a Group 1); 54 - 17%, 57 12%, 61 19%, 70 & 71 16%. The Group 61 is 7 9/16 X 6 3/8 inches.

tim333
01-11-2019, 11:06 PM
I ordered a Group 1, hope it fits the tray and not too high for hood clearance.

BobPalma
01-12-2019, 05:44 AM
I ordered a Group 1, hope it fits the tray and not too high for hood clearance.

:) It should fit both of your cars (in the OP) perfectly, Tim. :cool: BP

tim333
01-12-2019, 06:53 AM
Thanks Bob, hope the 53 arrives with the battery hold down.

BobPalma
01-12-2019, 08:08 AM
Thanks Bob, 'hope the 53 arrives with the battery hold down.

:!: Me too! If not, they're readily available. :D :cool: BP

tim333
01-12-2019, 08:58 PM
I checked the engine bay photo I have, battery hold down is there.

kxet
01-13-2019, 03:03 PM
Older Buicks, Pontiacs and others had a long skinny 6 volt in the 50s, they were available all over then. That would be a 2E.

BobPalma
01-13-2019, 03:56 PM
I checked the engine bay photo I have, battery hold down is there.

:D :!: :) :!!: :rolleyes: :cool: BP

studegary
01-13-2019, 04:49 PM
Older Buicks, Pontiacs and others had a long skinny 6 volt in the 50s, they were available all over then. That would be a 2E.

A 2E is 19 7/16 X 4 1/8.