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  1. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    My battery died - Going to get a new one - Quick question - When I took the old one out, it doesn't look like it is fastened down at all - Is this correct?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mule

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    When I replaced mine it had a bracket that went from the front bottom and clamped the front top down. Sort of a metal doll rod with a hook at the bottom and a clamp and screw at the top.
     
  3. davehelms

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    1 bolt in front of the battery, by the base. Look closely at how the bracket fits before removing it.
     
  4. Mule

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    Dave Helms is right. Mine is the short bolt and clamp that clamps the lower front edge of the battery.

    My mistake on the doll rod (different vehicle).
     
  5. Chiaro_Slag

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    Can someone take a picture of theres? Looks like mine is missing. :(
     
  6. Ron328

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    There should be a sort of a rectangular hold-down clamp in front of the battery tightened by a nut and bolt mechanism at the center. (I'll try to snap a photo of mine sometime tomorrow (I'm at work right now) if
    nobody posts yet.

    Ron
     
  7. MManzonelli

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    Just for information purposes the correct battery is Group Size 34
     
  8. Ron328

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  9. Chiaro_Slag

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    #9 Chiaro_Slag, Jan 8, 2004
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    Thanks Ron328 -

    Is this the clamp you are referring to? I can't quite tell what is going on there - How is that keeping the battery in?

    Thanks so much!
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  10. f355spider

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    There is a "lip" on the bottom of the battery, that clamp is catching that, and retaining the battery.
     
  11. Chiaro_Slag

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    Thanks Dave - I have seen the lip (on both sides if I remember correctly, but don't have that retaining piece).

    *sigh*
     
  12. Ron328

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    Exactly. There is a recent thread that posted a close-up photo of the
    clamp. It is available at Sodacom's (one of this site's sponsors).

    Good luck.
     
  13. tifosi

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    ferrari of uk has them if you can't find them here, BTW a battery jumping around is not a good thing as it reduces the life of it from vibration
     
  14. Chiaro_Slag

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    Thanks guys - I was hunting around for the part on Ferrari of UK, but was unable to find it. Thanks for the Sodocom's reference - I found it there - The problem is, it is just the bracket - That looks like it fits on a bolt and then the nut goes on top - I don't remember having the bolt - Is the bolt welded to the battery shelf, or does it fit through a hole down there? I'll have to take a look in there again to see if there is some kind of hole to put the bolt through.

    Thanks
     

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