Did anyone see that NOS battery box on ebay that sold for $236? I wonder who the lucky guy was? Anyone in this club?
I guess I did OK getting this one a couple years back at the Midland MI. swap meet. Bob
Anybody reproduce the box? Or have patterns or drawings to do so? I have the top; need the box itself. Thanks
Yes, but it comes with a lid.
I'll keep The repro in mind. If I had drawings I
could do the sheet metal work to make the box.
Here's an old thread on battery boxes with some dimensions:
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!
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.
I made my battery box out of wood.
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.
I make the bottoms only per measurements posted on this old thread http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/47561.html?1205077586
Why does it say on the Lang's site that the battery carrier is to be used without the battery box?
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.
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.
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.
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.