Battery group number for M35A2

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Maverick1701

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I run a pair of group 34 batteries in my deuce. I don't think you really need more than 600 CCA per battery because the starter doesn't pull that many amps, unless it's old and tired I suppose.
Did you have to do a lot of custom fab work to secure them in the battery box? I don't really want to have to do a lot of fab work just to make truck batteries fit the M35A2 battery box. I don't have a band saw, welder, or any other tools commonly used for specialty fabrication work.
I usually use just hand tools/drills and other general type tools.
 

HDN

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Did you have to do a lot of custom fab work to secure them in the battery box? I don't really want to have to do a lot of fab work just to make truck batteries fit the M35A2 battery box. I don't have a band saw, welder, or any other tools commonly used for specialty fabrication work.
I usually use just hand tools/drills and other general type tools.
I didn't do any fab work at all. The batteries more or less sit there. I could probably figure out a way to strap them down without modifying the battery box, but I don't drive the truck hard enough to the point the batteries would be bouncing around anyway.
 

Maverick1701

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I didn't do any fab work at all. The batteries more or less sit there. I could probably figure out a way to strap them down without modifying the battery box, but I don't drive the truck hard enough to the point the batteries would be bouncing around anyway.
awesome! thanks!
 

Jericho

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Interstate group 31 s 1100 cca , they usually last about 5 years , I even do the blems for about 40$ each , come with 6 month replacement by the time you get them into the battery box they are as marked up as blems . Only need two . work well !
 

fasttruck

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Along with heat, as here in sunny AZ, vibration is an enemy of long battery life. If using smaller than 6TL batteries, a hold down system that keeps them from bouncing up and down is a necessity. Just jamming some 2X4s in along side them will not protect the batteries. Or protect the connecting cables from chaffing on something and shorting out.
 

Katahdin

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Did you have to do a lot of custom fab work to secure them in the battery box? I don't really want to have to do a lot of fab work just to make truck batteries fit the M35A2 battery box. I don't have a band saw, welder, or any other tools commonly used for specialty fabrication work.
I usually use just hand tools/drills and other general type tools.
For my last battery retainer, I used 1 inch fiberglass square tubing and threaded rod with nuts and washers. No special tools necessary, just any basic drill and saw.

The fiberglass tubing I got on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fiberglass-Hollow-Rectangular-Gray-Length/dp/B000FN0HWI/
 
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