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    Custom Non-Optima,....Battery Box ?

     



    With the mixed reviews of Optima batteries, I guess I'll stay with the group 34 Interstate battery I've used for many years. I haven't seen many great looking hold down and battery box's for non-Optima batteries. Any ideas ?
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    I won't buy another optima again, but if you ever try an Odyssey you will be impressed. I am going to fabricate my own, I have seen some neat ones on Pinterest that might spark some ideas for you
    Why is mine so big and yours so small, Chrysler FirePower

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    I feel the same, no more Optima's for me.
    For a box I used an old Coke cooler.
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    A friend of mine went with a milk truck theme.

    In the bed of the truck you'll find a large stainless steel milk jug, (gas tank) and one of those milk boxes (battery box) that sat on the front porch.
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    My pics won't load ?

    Anyway, I may not be trying hard enough, but the cool looking hold down's are made just for Optima.
    Just some thin metal box's, like from Taylor.
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    Since I have a 427 Cobra, this is my favorite, so I want to contact the creator asking to lazer/CNC me one for a group 34 battery.


    Last edited by FUNFER2; 04-23-2018 at 04:46 PM.
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    This Odyssey battery is what I am running in my 48 F1 and it fits and woks just fine.
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    Is yours the full size ?
    What is the part number ?

    You did a great job, looks nice.
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    batterybox.jpgKevin, This is a pic of one I want to make. If i told you stories about the Odyssey they would sound like BS, but they are true, they are made by EnerSys about 25 miles from me in Warrensburg MO , they make tons of other batteries as well (Most big brands), and no they are not all equal they tell me, a Odyssey can be deep cycled over and over with no loss, just because they are small doesn't mean they won't crank either. I had one a guy gave me that worked there years ago, my rod wasn't done so I put it on a small 8-10 ft crappie boat and deep cycled it for 2 years with a trolling motor, the only power source no other motor on the boat, after that I got my rod done threw it in there where it lasted another 8 years!! As far as I am know its the best battery out there.
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    So Enersys make Odyssey's, among top other brands.

    https://www.enersys.com/ODYSSEY_Batt...?langType=1033

    Which battery do you have in this list ?

    Performance Series Battery Specifications

    Please tell me any stories you have !

    And,....I love that hold down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FUNFER2 View Post
    Is yours the full size ?
    What is the part number ?

    You did a great job, looks nice.
    Check Speedway Motors for sizes, numbers and hold downs. Mine is a 925

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    I can't remember my size, but I will check, yes Enersys makes them. Along with the world's supply of others, I saw eBay has quite a few as well for good prices, they are not cheap but they are small and very powerful! Yes I am planning on making that box in stainless, I thought it looked good and different than some others
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    Great guys.
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