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Old 07-29-2003, 03:55 AM   #1
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Default Any recommendations on changing from side to top post battery connections?

Or do you think it makes any differance at all.I know top is easier to work with. :D :sleep:
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Old 07-29-2003, 04:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Any recommendations on changing from side to top post battery connections? (nwmaximus)

side posts????????........I'm an idiot willing to learn here.......all I've ever known about batteries is that the posts are on the top........but one cool thing I've found on my Vette is that I've got wing-nuts fixing the cables down.....that makes it much easier to work with............
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Default Re: Any recommendations on changing from side to top post battery connections? (nwmaximus)

You want to change from side-mount to top-post? I have always found the side-mount to be more trouble free than the top post. As long as the proper wrench is used the side mount terminals will last. I have never had a side-mount cause corrosion. I have heard of issues with AC delco batteries leaking out of the side post, but I have never had that problem.
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Default Re: Any recommendations on changing from side to top post battery connections? (Sting Raycin)

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I have heard of issues with AC delco batteries leaking out of the side post, but I have never had that problem.

There was class action suite about the Delcos leaking. My old 92 did that... Really made a big mess. There were several years in the late 90's that were leak prone.
I have an Auto-zone battery that has both top and side posts pust a THREE year FREE replacement.
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Default Re: Any recommendations on changing from side to top post battery connections? (bluevetteman)

i have a top post and have replaced the cable ends...
i have never been a fan of side posts personaly...
too fragile, the really suck when trying to jump start in the event that you have to do so...and in the case of our vette's battery location, top posts are much easier to get at...
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:11 AM   #6
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Default Re: Any recommendations on changing from side to top post battery connections? (nwmaximus)

Do it. Switch to top. Side ones don't work very well, and I had one leak on me. Instead of just bolting the terminal on, get a quick disconnect. Works great. I bought mine for only $5 canadian. Now I have one in each friends/relatives car. :yesnod:
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Default Re: Any recommendations on changing from side to top post battery connections? (Sting Raycin)

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You want to change from side-mount to top-post? I have always found the side-mount to be more trouble free than the top post. As long as the proper wrench is used the side mount terminals will last. ...
The side works great in our cars.
It is possible to overtighten & pull out the thread connector. Carry a top/side adapter in both hot rods. Side/top in both hot rods & use side. Changed to 9/16 bolts.

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