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  • Avanti Battery

    I need a new battery for my 1963
    Avanti. This is the long stye, 4 1/2" X 19 3/8" X 8" The battery in the car has Willard thin plastic lettering applied to the case. Should it be a Willard battery and is it available with the script cast into the case? What is the best source for this item. Floyd Jaehnert

  • #2
    this 'un?

    http://www.antiqueautobattery.com/3ew.htm

    just the first one that came up in a web search, no affiliation, etc.

    nate

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    • #3
      Should be the repro Willard if you need the one point in judging and you have the other 399 in hand. If not just buy a 3EE from
      a decent battery join. (Used in many Fork lifts)

      JDP/Maryland
      66 Sports sedan
      64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
      64 Daytona R2
      63 GT R2
      63 Lark 2 door
      62 Gt Hawk
      62 Lark 2 door
      60 Lark HT-60Hawk
      59 3E truck
      58 Starlight
      52 & 53 Starliner
      51 Commander

      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        Usually any good tractor supply stocks the 3EE battery. If you want to get fancy you can gut your 3EE battery and drape the empty case over a compact PC680 Odyssey dry cell (and have a lot of space left!).

        Thomas

        First year Stude guy! Long time hot rodder
        '63 Avanti R2 4 speed

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        • #5
          Had to get a battery, 3EE, for my 63 Avanti a few weeks ago. Kanter in Boontn NJ wanted $139 for no script & $239 with script.. Went to an interstate battery distributor. Paid 79 - 12 for the core = $67..Purchased a Studebaker battery label from Stu Int for around $3 and stuck it on top...Could get a Willard label for about the same & slap it on the side..

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          • #6
            For what it's worth, I purchased a Willard battery from them after I finished the mechanical resto on my Avanti.......in less than six months it went into the trash.....would not hold a charge and it just would not crank the car as a battery should....the owner is a fellow named Dave Lane I think.....would not give any money back..very hard nosed.....went out and purchased an Interstate Megatron.......spins that engine like a top!!

            quote:Originally posted by N8N

            this 'un?

            http://www.antiqueautobattery.com/3ew.htm

            just the first one that came up in a web search, no affiliation, etc.

            nate

            --
            55 Commander Starlight
            http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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            • #7
              If you arent too concerned with being original, I used a Honda battery
              which was about 1/4 the price of the tractor one. It also has more
              cold cranking, and more reserve. It takes up half the tray, and has
              to safe at least half the weight. Sorry I am at work and can not see
              the group size in my picture :



              Tom

              '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires
              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
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              • #8
                Hello Tom
                Can you let meknow the size of the honda battery.Also the group #
                also for what year honda&model.I have a 64 avanti R2.
                Thank you.
                Lenny
                Atlanta Ga.

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                • #9
                  Its a Group Size 51, and says 51G on the battery. Its not a "Honda"
                  battery, just used mostly on Hondas - I dont know what models.

                  Cranking amps are 530
                  Cold cranking amps are 435

                  Fits the Avantis that use the long skinny battery.

                  Tom
                  '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                  Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                  http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
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                  • #10
                    The dimensions are 9-1/2 long x 8-1/2 tall x 5 inches wide.

                    Tom
                    '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                    Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                    I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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                    • #11
                      common truck, tractor, equipment battery, 3EE. Any decent battery place, auto parts shop (rural areas), and truck/tractor dealer can get it for you. Willard is still made and you can still get it ordered in locally.


                      Terry, North Texas
                      1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065
                      (in stage 1 resto "Project A")
                      http://sterkel.org/avanti
                      1985 Kubota L2202(Diesel)
                      2000 VW Jetta GLS
                      1999 Toyota rice burner

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                      • #12
                        Here's the Interstate 3EE I put in mine with a slight modification


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                        • #13
                          Only the 63's used the 3EE, if you have a 64, it uses the group 24.

                          JDP/Maryland
                          64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
                          63 GT R2
                          63 Lark 2 door
                          62 Gt Hawk
                          62 Lark 2 door
                          60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                          59 3E truck
                          58 Starlight
                          52 & 53 Starliner
                          51 Commander

                          JDP Maryland

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                          • #14
                            I Think i found the battery Tom is talking about in Walmart.
                            Battery #51R-4 or 51-4 the difference is the Pos&Neg are
                            reversed.520 cranking amps&435 cold cranking amps.About
                            the same size.$49.76
                            Lenny
                            Atlanta Ga.





























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