I was able to repair such a situation one time,
remove the bolt and.... oh, never mind. I've
offered twice to tell. Nothing to see here,
move along. I need all you civillians to step
Christopher A. Young
learn more about Jesus
I have a 1/2 inch copper coupling. If I split it linearly, I can put
it over the batt neg termianal - while providing the needed/ added
radius for myexisting battery clamp. I will cover the terminals with
axle grease, to limit future corrosion.
I hope that there is no Galvanic reaction: Copper to lead?
This is pretty much unrelated to the current squabble between Derby
and me, and it's certainly not the reason I'm posting.
Except, I admit that I wouldn't have found this if I hadn't been
looking up battery groups. One google hit was called Car Battery
Types & Group Sizes,
Skip this, unless you really want to see it:
but the top half was just a way to pick a Firestone battery (which is
an Interstate battery) so I filled in my car's details and it came up
with 3 batteries. And two of them have the + on the right and one on
the left!!!!. Well, Firestone is where I bought my last battery, and
where they gave me the wrong one (see my quoted text above) and now I
see why. But this was 3 or 4 years ago and their computer is still
(I think he gave me 3 batteries in total. I forget what was wrong with
the first one. Too big maybe. ) Then I think he gave me the third
one on the list. When I brought it back to him a few minutes later,
he gave me one just like it with the opposite posts, one that is
plainly not on the list. I was pleased that I hadn't scuffed it up,
sort of blaming myself I guess that I didn't notice right away that it
was backwards (and btw the cables in this car only move an inch or
two) but now I realize it wasn't his fault, which is what I had
thought, but it was Firestone's, or that of whoever provides their
I"m going to call him tomorrow and tell him their computer is wrong.
Not only that, it asked for my zip code and I gave it and instead of
giving me the branch that's only a mile from my home and in the same
zipcode, it gave me one 6 miles away.
I'm going to tell him that too. I've only been using this computer
for 2 or 3 months and I've never been to a Firestone page before, and
certainly never chose "my store". It should have gone by the
On 11/5/2015 12:19 PM, Rob email@example.com wrote:
Years ago, I had such a situation with a top
post battery. I took the end bolt out of the
clamp, and used a hacksaw to gently remove
some metal from the clamp. Then, it would
As others have suggested, be certain sure
you have the correct terminal positions,
and the right choice of pos and neg clamps
It would probably be possible to draw an ASCII
illustration, but it would take a long time.
Be easier to draw some illustrations, scan to
PDF and email to you.
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