Battery Box

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Battery Box
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:09 am:

Did anyone see that NOS battery box on ebay that sold for $236? I wonder who the lucky guy was? Anyone in this club?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Scherzer on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:35 am:

I guess I did OK getting this one a couple years back at the Midland MI. swap meet. Bob

t battery box


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 05:16 pm:

Anybody reproduce the box? Or have patterns or drawings to do so? I have the top; need the box itself. Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 05:31 pm:

Yes, but it comes with a lid.

http://www.modeltford.com/pl.aspx?t=s&v=battery%20box&page=1


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 05:42 pm:

Thanks Mark,

I'll keep The repro in mind. If I had drawings I
could do the sheet metal work to make the box.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 05:53 pm:

Here's an old thread on battery boxes with some dimensions:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/47561.html?1205077586


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 06:12 pm:

Thanks again Mark,

That is exactly what I have been looking for. I did a search for didn't find or missed the posting. Now to beat some tin!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 06:50 pm:

I don't use the forum search function. When I need to search the forum for something, I use Google. For the battery box I typed, "battery box plans mtfca" in Google and got several good hits.

Adding mtfca at the end of the search string is the key, that pretty much narrows the search down to current and former MTFCA forum threads. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Art Taylor on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:51 pm:

I made my battery box out of wood.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 01:54 pm:

The problem with the repro battery boxes is they are not the same as the originals, nor are they the correct size! I can have the bottom only made exactly like the original, and an original battery case will fit into it. This is not possible with the current reproductions, and while on the subject, Ford never put a Ford script on them like some of the reproductions.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donald Vagasky,Tucson on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:17 pm:

I make the bottoms only per measurements posted on this old thread http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/47561.html?1205077586
Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan B on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:35 pm:

Why does it say on the Lang's site that the battery carrier is to be used without the battery box?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 06:47 am:

Dan, if you have ever had occasion to get the battery disconnected as quickly as possible to avoid some kind of electrical disaster, you will not want to have your battery hidden in a battery box. This is a good reason to have a master switch on the battery leads.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:00 am:

Here are some photos showing various battery box parts. Note the two different style lids. The rounded ones were used until 1924, and the square ones were used through 1927.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan B on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:33 pm:

That's not what I'm asking. I'm asking where the battery box goes if it doesn't go into the battery carrier frame as Langs warns against.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:26 am:

The battery box pictured above is mounted in the battery box carrier frame, and is held in place by the two clamps pictured. This example is in an original 1925 touring.


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