Appropriate battery for a '65

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Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby Noir Car 65 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:24 pm

Hi all.
Is there a particular brand of battery that's known to be most effective with the 430? I could be looking in the wrong places but I'm not seeing much about it.

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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby TonyC » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:53 pm

Brian,

I'd say it depends on your specific needs. If you mean to use your car for more than an exhibition piece at shows, then what you should look for is amperage, not necessarily brand name. A MEL engine requires a lot of amperage to crank it. Look for a battery with a cold-crank
amp (CCA) rating of not less than 800, and an average crank-amp rating (CA) of 1000. Both ratings are labeled on every battery.

As I suggested, brand name should not really matter that much except for perfect-point shows (in which case, you'll need a specialty manufacturer to reproduce the Autolite batteries then in use). The Wal-Mart battery I bought two years ago has been through a lot of stress in those two years, especially the past 8 months; and it is still fully operational.

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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby Mike » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:10 pm

Ill 2nd the Wal-Mart battery. I've got them in a couple vehicles now. One good thing is at least there's always a Wal-Mart near by if there's problems.
I used to get delcos but they started failing roughly around one year point. Motorcraft just out warranty. Ditto for interstate. I was buying from a local place for a while but their exchange policy and business hours sucked.
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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby Dan Szwarc » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:54 am

Noir Car 65 wrote:Hi all.
Is there a particular brand of battery that's known to be most effective with the 430? I could be looking in the wrong places but I'm not seeing much about it.

Thanks!
Brian

https://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb3/ ... ize#p80491

Answered in 2005. Group size 27F.
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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby RMAENV » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:09 pm

You can also use a Group 31 battery. It is almost the same dimensions as the original. Make sure the positive terminal is closest to the windshield I think the Motorcraft number is 31-BHT
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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby papawayne » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:23 am

Like most people i always called a WalMart battery a "never start" until I bought one...good battery, not sure who makes it. I've heard all kinds on options. Wayne
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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby Noir Car 65 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:38 am

Thanks to all! This is most helpful. Just bought a stainless exhaust from Waldron's with a view toward keeping my car running and limber. I tend to let it sit too long and I lose perspective on the project.
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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby Noir Car 65 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:58 am

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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby TonyC » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:07 pm

Yes, if it's a Group 27 it should work just right for you. The one I have is of a different group, 65 I believe; but it has the right amperage range for these cars and works very well. I will swear to that battery's durability, having gone through drains, overloads, fast charges, slow charges, and jump-starts just in the past 8 months. I replaced the starter and alternator twice in that time, and the battery still had a clean bill of health.

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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby tomo » Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:10 pm

The EverStart brand is made by Clarios who used to be Johnson Controls. They make batteries for many of the national chains.
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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby papawayne » Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:21 am

Thanks, Tom...I always wondered. Wayne
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Re: Appropriate battery for a '65

Postby tomo » Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:35 pm

If you want to know in the future, just Google "who makes xxx parts"
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