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ellagee
11-24-2013, 10:09 AM
Looking to buy a battery box and hold down for a 55 speedster. See attached picture. The battery box(tray) that I have does not have the triangular side supports nor the inner fender attachment on the left as shown in the picture. Also the size I have is 7 1/8 x 10/1/2. Don't know if this is correct for the car. I tried Studebaker International with no success.

bezhawk
11-24-2013, 11:00 AM
The six volt ones were different from later 12 volt trays as the batteries were different sizes. What you are running will determine what you use.

ellagee
11-24-2013, 11:20 AM
The six volt ones were different from later 12 volt trays as the batteries were different sizes. What you are running will determine what you use.

the car was partially dissembled with no battery when purchased. I'm assuming it was 6 volt positive ground. 6 volt batteries come in 2 sizes (C1 and C2). The battery box I'm looking for would fit the C2 6 volt battery. The pictures I included are for 6 volt batteries but I don't have the size of the batteries in the pictures.

SN-60
11-24-2013, 02:01 PM
I have one (as pictured) that has been restored and was going back into a Speedster....but the owner of the car bought a second one off of e-bay that he ended up using,....PM Me if You want it.

StudeRich
11-24-2013, 06:41 PM
Six Volt Studebakers use the Group 1, almost square Battery with (+) Post Inboard and Forward and (-) Post Outboard and Aft.

I think a C2 ? may be a original size, Group 2 Ford, which is longer than Stude.

Group 1, 6 Volt Battery = 9 In. X 7 In.

Group 24, 12 Volt Battery = 12 In. X 6.5 In.

All Studebakers except '63 Avanti and Diesel Trucks use one or the other.

I have never heard of the "C" Sizes.

63t-cab
11-24-2013, 07:30 PM
Is it 63 Avantis, or early 63s ?

Six Volt Studebakers use the Group 1, almost square Battery with (+) Post Inboard and Forward and (-) Post Outboard and Aft.

I think a C2 ? may be a original size, Group 2 Ford, which is longer than Stude.

Group 1, 6 Volt Battery = 9 In. X 7 In.

Group 24, 12 Volt Battery = 12 In. X 6.5 In.

All Studebakers except '63 Avanti and Diesel Trucks use one or the other.

I have never heard of the "C" Sizes.

StudeRich
11-24-2013, 07:37 PM
With all the running changes on Avantis, a '63 can be a '64 and vice versa, so no one needs to even care.

What matters is Avantis with Long 3EEE Batteries are not Group 24, like other 12 volt Studes.

This is a very good example of how Strings get WAY off topic for no good reason, who cares? :mad:

63t-cab
11-24-2013, 07:51 PM
Apparently You and I both do,as for straying threads You would know as well as any just how that can happen :rolleyes:

With all the running changes on Avantis, a '63 can be a '64 and vice versa, so no one needs to even care.

What matters is Avantis with Long 3EEE Batteries are not Group 24, like other 12 volt Studes.

This is a very good example of how Strings get WAY off topic for no good reason, who cares? :mad:

SN-60
12-11-2013, 05:09 PM
To: ellagee,-----Shipped Speedster battery box out today....You should see it early next week. Please confirm arrival.

southbend
12-12-2013, 08:09 AM
Mr. Palma will be happy about this!:) Speaking of Mr. Palma, I've haven't noticed any posts from him in the past several days. Is he doing okay?

SN-60
12-21-2013, 10:59 AM
To: ellagee,---Item arrive OK?

ellagee
12-21-2013, 01:03 PM
Got it! Very happy with it's condition. Thanks

63 R2 Hawk
12-21-2013, 01:55 PM
I thought by now everybody would know that a battery hold down isn't necessary..... ;)

ellagee
12-21-2013, 04:12 PM
63 R2 Hawk,, Thought this forum was a place to go to get help and to help others. Not a place for someone to let everyone know that they are smarter than anyone else. I guess Studebaker used battery hold downs just for the heck of it. Who would have guessed????

SN-60
12-21-2013, 05:13 PM
Got it! Very happy with it's condition. Thanks

Great!...use it in good health!

Corvanti
12-21-2013, 05:20 PM
"ellagee": lighten up!!! 63 R2 Hawk was just passing along a joke (he even had the "wink" emoticon at the end), of many threads about the "Battery Hold-Down" - which is based in truth.

do a search...

rodnutrandy
12-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Since my truck is street rod ,I went a different route. My battery is in my tool box in bed. Put it inside a 767 Aircraft Battery box. The hold down is wood . Just thought I would share a different approach. Merry Christmas to all ! ( Tool box also has a fire Extinguisher in the other corner as well as one behind drivers seat. )

Corvanti
12-21-2013, 06:34 PM
looks good, Randy!!!:!:

ellagee
12-29-2013, 07:53 PM
OK. I get it! Didn't realize the subject was part of any joke. My bad. Apologies to 63 R2 Hawk.

63 R2 Hawk
12-29-2013, 09:22 PM
No problem, I'm a big boy... in several ways... :)