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Offline SpreadEagle

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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2012, 01:14:40 PM »
Thing to watch out for if you go to Wally World is the amount of time they sit on that rack.. I know a lot of batteries that go dead prematurely from there.. Watch that manufacture date..
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2012, 02:56:13 PM »
This website http://www.rtpnet.org/teaa/bcigroup.html shows just about every 6- and 12-volt automotive battery size ever used in North America. Then you can go to your favorite friendly local purveyor of parts and get a battery by it's group number instead of by the store's computer. :eagle:
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2012, 03:02:59 PM »
This website http://www.rtpnet.org/teaa/bcigroup.html shows just about every 6- and 12-volt automotive battery size ever used in North America. Then you can go to your favorite friendly local purveyor of parts and get a battery by it's group number instead of by the store's computer. :eagle:

I found that site too. I copied it all to a spreadsheet and filtered it. The width is the issue, 6 1/16 inch. Only three batteries fit that, Group 54, 55 and our 56. Slightly smaller (5 13/16") is a Group 52 and slightly bigger (6 5/16") is a group 60.
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2012, 03:43:19 PM »
34/78ext is going to be the battery to use. Top post and common. Going to a yard and finding a pan  from a Cherokee.
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2012, 03:56:53 PM »
double post sorry.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 11:31:26 AM by SpreadEagle »
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2012, 11:11:01 AM »
Sears came through with my warranty replacement so I ended up with another plus start (its either a 55 or 56). Will install this evening. I contacted the local firestone and they couldnt promise they'd be able to get a interstate for me. The Sears under warranty replacement was $12.00 so Im not going to complain yet... I'd love to see pics should you get a cherokee tray in the eagle to fit a larger battery.
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2012, 11:37:23 AM »
Cherokee pan won't work. My battery is good so I don't have to do the mod. for the 34/78 to fit I think I'll have to modify the radiator area a bit those batteries are big add if I measured right you only have like a 7"x11" area to use without modifying.. Grind the lip that is on the radiator/shroud. Use some rubber and pad the edge or weld it into a box. If someone has time to take a look when it's light would like to know if that part can even be ground I'm limited on my daylight hours.. Usually at work.
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2012, 04:13:23 PM »
I have the battery for my MJ (Comanche) in mine. Group 58. Switching it to Group 24 (have a brand new one)
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2012, 09:30:45 PM »
On my dearly departed Eagle, I took the battery tray, make cuts in the corners & flattened out one of the long sides of the tray. It was able to hold a bigger battery (800 - 1000 CCA) It did fit between the fender & the AC line. You could probably rig up a strap to hold it against the fender & away from the AC line. I ran it for several years like that with no problems. I have used several brands of batteries over the years, Delco, Interstate, & AmeriStart. the latter is less expensive than Interstate & has more oomph.  It also lasts 6 years.

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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2019, 01:47:56 AM »
I know this is "holy batman" old.  But this is good information!  Thanks to everyone contributing to this post.
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Re: Eagle Battery
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2019, 03:52:41 PM »
When I was at the salvage yard getting my 4.0, I looked up a table of battery sizes on my phone, found a few group numbers that had the same depth and width, and asked for any one of those. Dont remember what group size they gave me, but its worked perfect ever since.
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