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  1. kartboy1234

    kartboy1234 Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2014
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    Michael L
    Hello everyone, I am replacing my 7 year old battery with a new one. I have found many threads on what battery to buy, but im having issues with how to strap it down. Can someone take a picture of their stock tiedown for the battery? Mine isn't strapped down at all and slides around while driving.

    It looks like it's a metal bracket that uses a long screw to hold it in, I think.
    Thank you.

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  2. vincenzo

    vincenzo F1 Rookie

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Yes...

    Long bolt that secures the clamp holding the battery down at its base.

    White wire is a SR fuse box upgrade. Connector is for trickle charger. Yellow mat stops acid from reaching the car.

    Previously used an Interstate MTP-91 (700 CCA) which is no longer available. They tell me the MTP-48-H6 (730 CCA) is the new replacement.

    The MTP-91 has an oval vent on the terminal side at top middle. It points directly at the hold down bolt.... not good. I think (?) the MTP-48-H6 has side vents... if so, much better because I can connect a vent tube. Planning to pick one up tomorrow. We’ll see.

    https://www.interstatebatteries.com/products/mtp-48-h6



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  3. ago car nut

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    Grease the bottom of the tray, reduces corrosion.
     
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  4. kartboy1234

    kartboy1234 Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2014
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    Palos Verdes, CA
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    Michael L
    Thank you for the help. My problem was that my battery was the wrong size. So I purchased the right size. Now I'll buy the hold down clamp and the screw

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