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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 02, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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A guy gave me a r59 battery today !! he bought it 6 month's ago for his 67 and could never get it to work as many of you here have told me , he said he sold his boat and did not need the battery anyway the thing look's great I charged it for a few hour's and it will almost light up the dome light I guess that is all it will ever do , but it look's so good I have to use it somehow , has anyone ever thought of putting a battery in the trunk and just have the r59 as a dummy ??? that would be more real ooking than a topper ??? I only use my car for cruising and sitting in a parking lot at rod run's with the hood up I could hide the cable's going to the trunk battery and it would look cool !!! what do ya guy's think ?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 02, 04:49 PM
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dont bother with the trunk battery deal, just use your new one.
The trunk requires a steel sheild from the passenger section, a vent, an external switch, and heavy lines, waste of time and money if you ask me.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 02, 10:37 PM
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Forget the battery in the trunk, just always carry a good set of jumper cables. Any mustang owner would love to give you a jump anytime
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 01:56 AM
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Some people hollow out the R59 and use it for show then swap in a good battery to drive
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 04:04 AM
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do yourself a favor and throw it away. they're crap. get a topper , it will look the same , except it will work

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 02:05 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chris Edwards:
do yourself a favor and throw it away. they're crap. get a topper , it will look the same , except it will work
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Please explain, "topper"

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 02:52 PM
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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camaronotcamero what are you talking about the trunk battery having external switch ? vent? , a freind of mine had a nova pro street he had a trunk battery with two long welding cable's he never had a minute's trouble out of it ,

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 06:51 PM
 
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CNC is talking about an external kill switch for a trunk mounted battery. It's a must for a drag car. Not necessary for a street car. I have never know anyone to take thos kind of precautions on a street/show car. I am personally hoping to go to a dual battery setup with a yellow top optima in the trunk in order to feed my reavenous stereo. My car wouldn't start this weekend after only a few minutes of stereo play with the car off. Damn amplifiers!


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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 02, 01:45 PM
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excellent site on the battery topper!! ordered on for my 69 z.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 02, 07:24 PM
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Here are a few pictures of one on my car:

Click here to see

Hope this helps..

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 02, 03:42 AM
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mebe, stop by some time and I've give you another one, the R-59 batterys are junk, kind of like redlines or poly glass tires,they might be original but sometimes 30 years of technology can't be ignored.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 02, 06:27 AM
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Is it possible to cut the top off the R-59? Or the sides too for that matter? Has anyone tried to tear one down? I've wondered this since I know mine's gonna crap the bed someday.

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