Besides not liking Phillips head screws on a Model T I hated seeing a 12V battery in my car. I spent some time making something I could stand to look at whenever I have to charge it.
I took these pictures today while putting a new battery in. The old battery has worked fine for 8 years but as we are going on a tour I thought a new one would be a good idea. I tried to charge it more often but about once a year is all I got around to. I used a 14A-A2 Champion the first time.
These folks cater mainly to the muscle car crowd, but maybe they would branch out to vintage batteries if the demand was sufficient. I have no connection to the company or website.
That is good to see Mark. I don't feel as silly now for my idea.
Find a real Model T battery box. It will have a cover, and you won't be able to see it. I have one here, that I put an Optima diagonally, and with a piece of plywood beneath it to raise it up to the proper height, no other modifications were needed.
Nice job Richard!!!!!
The motorcycle battery is about half the size of a real battery so it is much lighter and takes up much less room. It's hard to judge the scale in the photos.
The simplest solution is to get 2 6V batteries, wire them in series (that = 12V) and hide one of them under the floor.