There was a post a few days ago on battery boxes. I posted a few more pictures for you guys of original lids, plus an original 25-27 battery, and a '25 that still had the original battery box installation in it.
I just went looking for the post to update a picture. I just had one made and it fits snug on the board in the holding bracket. I've installed it already but will take it back out when I have decide to park for a while. There is no movement now in the battery and is still below the floor enough for a cover. I've tried to attach a couple of pic's but are to large. I'll re-size them and try again.
Just adding a photo
From another angle:
Original battery box in the frame bracket on a late '24 touring
Did anyone notice the photos I posted a few days ago of original Ford lids? One is 1924 on back, and the other is 1925-7. Take a look once again at that post.
Yes Larry, I copied the postings and hopefully I can get one later in the fall when my touring is in storage for the winter.
You don't need that block of wood under the battery box, if it is the correct size.
it's the same size as the old one that came out I didn't think about removing the wood,thought it would save the box and make it last but it makes sense now that you mentioned it. It'll give me a lot more room for my cover as well. Thanks
Not that this has a LOT to do with battery boxes but I just bought a couple 6 volt batteries from a place here called Batteries Plus. More cold cranks amps that most others, 2 year full replacement -- no pro-rate -- warranty. They had four in stock with fresh date codes on them, $75 bucks with an old one for a core. I couldn't find anyplace else with that many amps and more than a 6 months or 1 year warranty.
Usual disclaimer. I ain't rich enough to own the store, I don't make a nickle if you buy one or not, etc., etc., etc.
Stan - Good point! And it reminds me of something John Regan made a point of in the forum awhile back; about being sure you're getting a FRESH 6 volt battery as they often tend to lay "on the shelf" for long periods of time in some stores that do not sell many 6 volt batteries.
"Batteries Plus" is a big outfit, and I'm sure that their inventory turnover is greater than many other stores that do not sell many 6 volt batteries. I should have "Googled" Batteries Plus before I started this to be sure, but my major point here is that I think you've provided a good "tip" here for Model "T" guys because I think Batteries Plus is a nation-wide chain, and from my experience here in the PNW, a good outfit to deal with!
Yup! Per Google,......nation-wide!
Make them test it before you leave. I got two there a year or so ago, came home and installed one. The starter did not want to turn over, can not be the battery it is brand new with that month date code. Long story short, put in the other new battery and cranked right up. Battery was bad. I have them check them all now. Dan
My battery is still the same one that came with the car Heavy duty interstate battery. It hasn't failed me yet.
Just took out the battery box and gave it a paint job so now it looks a bit newer than the car but at least it's black. It's Canada day tomorrow so I thought it fitting to set it on an empty 15 pack.