From:Dave Hennessey Electronic:dave -A- toyhouse.org
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Correct battery for 1949 Date:Tue Mar 22 17:24:06 2011
Response to:15521
Look at message 15451 - about a half dozen messages up the list.
Dave


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Ok so who has these shells for sale?????????? I need one, oh please, dont make me beg!!! lol

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holy crap what happened?
the question was...what do i do? can I fix it? how?
thanks in advance. Gene
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hey there people...especially you Mutt!
So, I have a battery. it is the one with orange logo and lettering, and part number 66001-47.
my question or dilema is...it doesnt have a positive post sticking out. the negative one is there, but nothiing sticking out on the positiv
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I not too sure that is a date code. I have a NOS H-1?(BigTwin ) battery, with the tag still on it that is dated 1-1-48 and it's green. I believe the orange painted battery came out about 55-56 and the logo battery that the repop case was made from I think came out sometime between 1960-62.

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And here's the production date code off the bottom. I think it's 59 and later that are green. What's the code on the bottom of yours Robbie? ... Perry

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Actually Dave - I think the green bar and shield are the late ones not very early. Here's a photo of one I have kicking around ... Perry

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Scott,

66001-47 is a Harley "H-3" battery, which also fits K and early Sportsters. V-Twin is the only supplier that I know of. Ten years ago, people complained that their batteries only lasted one season. Perhaps the quality has improved since then. Any one had more recent experience?

I think most people use a plastic shell with a smaller battery inside - either a gel-cell or a wet-cell. Duane Taylor sells one, I think Leroy Lange does also. Check the "Parts" section for their contact info.