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Original model t battery?

Post by Robert Lawson » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:17 pm

Is this an original model t battery? Came with my runabout.
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Post by DanTreace » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:30 pm

Yes. Just missing the wood carrying case box for the battery innards!
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Post by DanTreace » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:31 pm

Later versions for the T used a rubber case
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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:35 pm

Pretty cool Robert, is the warranty up yet?

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Post by Robert Lawson » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:56 pm

Thanks for the info. That’s an awesome relic. The wooden case was there but was rotten and falling apart. I picked up another one in good shape at a car show for the battery for $20.


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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by Original Smith » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:11 am

You have a rare piece there, and should take care if it for future reference. I've not seen the guts that you have presented in that manner. The wood battery cases show up from time to time, as well as the hard rubber ones posted above. Neat item!

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Post by CudaMan » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:14 am

I agree with Larry! I have been trying to accumulate enough parts to build a display battery for several years. I have the wood case, one cell cover, and three of the screw-on caps. Still looking for two more cell covers, three of the hard rubber "jars", and all of the lead terminals and connectors. Maybe something will turn up at Hershey. :)
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Post by Original Smith » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:05 pm

There is a NOS wood battery case on ebay now! Unfortunately, they are asking $200 for it!


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Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:18 pm

It can't be that hard to make one ! The photo of the Ford battery with the Ford script stamped on the cell straps clearly shows the joinery that was used. Making reproductions as a paying venture may well prove $200. is pretty reasonable at that ? :D
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Post by Mindless Automaton » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:25 pm

Someone should make a silicon mold of the terminal connectors & caps.

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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by Robert Lawson » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:31 pm

Here is the battery case that I bought for $20. I was wondering how rare this was so thanks for the information
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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by Robert Lawson » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:34 pm

Don’t know why the picture showed up sideways.

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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by Robert Lawson » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:09 pm

How rare is my battery?


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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by sweet23 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:24 pm

You done good to find a wood battery box for $20. I have seen most sell for $100. +
I would also guess that your battery is pretty rare. I would have thought most were trashed when they were no longer serviceable.


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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by Original Smith » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:17 pm

I hope you can locate a wood box for your innards!

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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by Robert Lawson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:33 pm

I have the wooden box for it. Would like to find out how rare the battery is.


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Re: Original model t battery?

Post by GordK » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:11 pm

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Look what I found at a junk shop.
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