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What type of battery do I need?
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:46:46 PM »
I am looking into buying a 1980 Pinto that needs a battery. What type of battery do I need?

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Re: What type of battery do I need?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 12:27:28 PM »
My car has a battery from Advance Auto Parts, the part number is 26R-2 that should give the correct size battery. Or look at online stores like AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts etc. and do a part search for your make and model.

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Re: What type of battery do I need?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 05:08:14 PM »
You CAN fit a wider one but don't............. .....the exhaust heat will melt it. You certainly want to use that metal side cover that is part of the mount they come with.

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Re: What type of battery do I need?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 09:06:11 PM »
Thank you very much. this information is invaluable

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Re: What type of battery do I need?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2014, 04:48:31 AM »
The BCI group size there shows a 56 series battery, you then get parts store to look that up.........

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Re: What type of battery do I need?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2014, 12:49:12 PM »
Are you firing up a pinto that's been sitting for a while? If so, there are bound to be a myriad of other issues that can ruin the ride home, at best.
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