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Correct Battery type ? POST OR SIDE TERMINAL? 1969 heavy duty batt.

Did the Camaro 396 HD battery option come with "Side Terminals" The assembly man show side terminal vs top post. I thought the car came w/ top post.

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Re: Correct Battery type - 1969 Big Block / heavy duty batt.

I believe the side post was introduced around May in the Camaro, maybe July for the BB cars based on dates in the AIM. Don't know if that carried over to the HD batterys.

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Re: Correct Battery type ? POST OR SIDE TERMINAL? 1969 heavy duty batt

The car was a special order and delivered on July 21st... I am (almost) positive it came with post type but cannot find any data to make positive.
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Re: Correct Battery type ? POST OR SIDE TERMINAL? 1969 heavy duty batt

April / May change over for some engines. Here is info:
http://www.camaros.org/underhood.shtml#Batteries

And the service bulletin end of May saying it was already in use.


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Re: Correct Battery type ? POST OR SIDE TERMINAL? 1969 heavy duty batt

Brian,

How about I just start coming to you for my answers... I think both you and Bert have answered all my prior questions here on the team site.

You work on so many vehicles as a kid helping out or hotrodding 25-30 years ago that the small things seem to blurr together.

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Re: Correct Battery type ? POST OR SIDE TERMINAL? 1969 heavy duty batt

So per the CRG info if you got RPO T60 HD it was a top post.

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Re: Correct Battery type ? POST OR SIDE TERMINAL? 1969 heavy duty batt

Mine is a May Norwood side post standard amp hour battery. The HD option cost about 5 bucks extra. That was 3 hours pay. No thanks. Wish I would have bought more battery. The first one died in 3 years. The second one blew up in my face. Please don't ask,,,. But I still have the original cables. (the ground cable terminal is gray)

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Brian,

How about I just start coming to you for my answers... I think both you and Bert have answered all my prior questions here on the team site.

You work on so many vehicles as a kid helping out or hotrodding 25-30 years ago that the small things seem to blurr together.

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Mine is a May Norwood side post standard amp hour battery. The HD option cost about 5 bucks extra. That was 3 hours pay. No thanks. Wish I would have bought more battery. The first one died in 3 years. The second one blew up in my face. Please don't ask,,,. But I still have the original cables. (the ground cable terminal is gray)

Fred it is cool that your still sportin factory cables. Sometime after shipping my March 69 Z11 was converted to side post. I came to that conclusion as the late March production dates don't line up to factory conversion and the cables are mid 70's dating.


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Re: Correct Battery type ? POST OR SIDE TERMINAL? 1969 heavy duty batt

Dennis,

You are correct... Just seeing the bulletin was enough to jarr the memory.


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So per the CRG info if you got RPO T60 HD it was a top post.
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