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post #1396 of 1397 (permalink) Old May 13th, 19, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Time for another 68 Z/28 to be restored

Purchased a MX-20L with advertised 500+ CCA as its smaller width (overall size) seemed to be a good fit. Note in the picture that since the Y55 battery had reverse polarity the to be installed MX-20L negative and positive terminals line up perfectly.

Time was spent cleaning out the case at different spots enabling the donor battery to ease in place with a little wiggle room. Also had to remove some debris from the bottom of the Y55 post so fastening a cable would have a nice surface for contact. Since I wanted to drill a pilot hole for the metal screws to be used the depth became an issue but quickly remembered some of my Dewalt tooling which made the drill operation simple.


Purchased battery cables at Ace Hardware for a garden tractor and they are 16 long. The next smallest length was 12 and was concerned that might be too short to adequately work with. I now realize the 12 cables will work but the extra length assisted easy hook ups and with the MX-20L being narrow in width it allows lots of room for the cable length.


Here you can see the top of the donor batter inside the Y55 case.

Placed the battery tender on and it was good to shortly thereafter. Note: I did have to cut the plastic shaft off the Delco Eye plug as you might have already assumed.
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post #1397 of 1397 (permalink) Old May 14th, 19, 07:06 AM
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Re: Time for another 68 Z/28 to be restored

Well done Chick! Thanks for posting.
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