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Offline preaction

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67 to 69 battery hold down
« on: October 27, 2016, 09:58:43 PM »
Im trying to learn to tell the difference between a factory battery hold down and the reproductions being made. Looking through the posts about these there are a few photo's but from a distance they seem to look very close in appearance is there an easy way to pick out an original ? Was an engineering number used on these ?
8R02S125064- January 6 1968  SJ   7F93S591808 - April 28 1967  Dearborn   7F91S544039 - December 17 1966 Dearborn

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: 67 to 69 battery hold down
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 11:26:42 PM »
Im trying to learn to tell the difference between a factory battery hold down and the reproductions being made. Looking through the posts about these there are a few photo's but from a distance they seem to look very close in appearance is there an easy way to pick out an original ? Was an engineering number used on these ?
No engineering number. You can typically tell by the pattern of drips on the originals compared to the repros.
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Offline Brian Conway

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Re: 67 to 69 battery hold down
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 01:46:53 PM »
The hold down on my 69.  No idea if OE or otherwise and only has one ' drip '  Brian
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Re: 67 to 69 battery hold down
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2016, 04:07:06 PM »
The hold down on my 69.  No idea if OE or otherwise and only has one ' drip '  Brian
The hold down nut is aftermarket replacement. It should have the spinning washer (AMK). Also can be sourced inside the doors of 69. Can't see much of actual hold down to make a call but if only one drip I would guess a reproduction/replacement too.
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