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Re: Autolite Battery 24 trouble
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2017, 10:40:47 AM »
Have an Exide Group 24 batter I bought at Menards. The posts are on the correct side.

John

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Re: Autolite Battery 24 trouble
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2017, 10:47:27 AM »
I looked at these batteries and the positive and negative posts were on the wrong side.  Did they recently change?  I had to go to Pep Boys and get a Bosch battery which has the posts on the right side and has the lip for the hold down.

There is a Group 24 and a 24F, which I always assumed was for FORD....

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Re: Autolite Battery 24 trouble
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2017, 10:59:46 AM »
Mine:

Exide Premium Superior Power EA754 with repro lid, since my aftermarket has gone (RIP).

I don't think it would make sense to buy a new repro (independend the high involved cost shipping to GER.)


https://picload.org/view/drrdlwww/img_20171029_144541.jpg.html


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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Autolite Battery 24 trouble
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2017, 12:53:17 PM »
Mine:

Exide Premium Superior Power EA754 with repro lid, since my aftermarket has gone (RIP).

I don't think it would make sense to buy a new repro (independend the high involved cost shipping to GER.)


https://picload.org/view/drrdlwww/img_20171029_144541.jpg.html


I think there is a common misconception that the white with red letter tag that is on the terminal is somehow assemblyline correct. It is not a 60 era factory tag.I used to not deduct for it in concours but tried to educate. It's use has gotten worse not better. Now I make a deduction for it.  The joke is that it was a tag the repro battery companies had to put on batteries for liability or regulatory reasons. The buying enthusiasts have accepted that tag now after all these years as authentic to a 60's era battery. It is even included in many tag and sticker kits I understand.To me with it incorrectly displayed ,it tells all the world that the owner is misinformed on various levels. It also perpetuates the misconception to others. Pass on the information to help stop this.
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Re: Autolite Battery 24 trouble
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2017, 12:55:20 PM »
well said bob..............more education is in order.
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Re: Autolite Battery 24 trouble
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2017, 01:31:43 PM »
I think there is a common misconception that the white with red letter tag that is on the terminal is somehow assemblyline correct. It is not a 60 era factory tag.I used to not deduct for it in concours but tried to educate. It's use has gotten worse not better. Now I make a deduction for it.  The joke is that it was a tag the repro battery companies had to put on batteries for liability or regulatory reasons. The buying enthusiasts have accepted that tag now after all these years as authentic to a 60's era battery. It is even included in many tag and sticker kits I understand.To me with it incorrectly displayed ,it tells all the world that the owner is misinformed on various levels. It also perpetuates the misconception to others. Pass on the information to help stop this.

Nice to know.

Tons of such decals around the globe.....

https://www.google.de/search?q=autolite+battery&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjL04fbn5bXAhWCB5oKHeThBtEQsAQINg
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