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Hey gang!  So excited to be finally getting some nice weather. Hope to get the old girl out of her slumber this weekend or the next.  I had to give my old battery as an emergency spare when he moved his old Caddy to Florida.  He wasn't about to trust the 55 year old generator to make the 2400km trip.  This spring I will now be needing a new battery. I am curious though.....what group size battery would a '66 Cdn. GP have?  Was looking at the Jan. 2016 Consumer Reports and they had all their latest battery ratings according to Group Size and would like to get the most reliable and recommended one possible.  I can easily measure my battery tray, but just not sure how it corresponds to Group size.



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1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible

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Back in the day, these cars used a size 24 battery, and the Fords used a 24F as the terminals were reversed.  I don't think you can get a 24 anymore, but it's worth checking out.   The positive terminal is closest to the radiator, and the negative by the fender.



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In limited battery Group sizes, Canadian Tire has AGM batteries now / with full 5 year over the counter warranty, no pro-rate.
- $20 off, when on sale
- battery Made in USA



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It's just my personal experience, but I'd rather have a beaver chew off my testicles than get a battery from CT.

Here ya go. www.batteriesexpert.com/en/24-75-batt-gr-24-850ca-675cca

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Professur wrote:

It's just my personal experience, but I'd rather have a beaver chew off my testicles than get a battery from CT.

Here ya go. www.batteriesexpert.com/en/24-75-batt-gr-24-850ca-675cca


^^ Sure - who wouldn't / It's all how one defines, the word "Beaver".



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Hi Kevin

I also have a 1966 Pontiac, Parisienne 2dr hdtp. The battery that I use is an AC Delco that fits just right in the tray. I don't know the size that you mention but this one looks just right to me.



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Kevin, so good to see you back here. Don't be such a stranger around here...

AC Delco group 24 is what you want, should be readily available to you.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:


AC Delco group 24 is what you want, should be readily available to you.


 I agree with Carl, just go to the dealer and get the right one, AC Delco is a quality product with a warranty. They are  more expensive but worth it in my opinion.



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Yup thats what I'm running in my 66 GP with a 396 and lots of  power options.  No problems in three years now.



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Thank you all so much. I know Carl.....I don't mean to be such a stranger on here. I haven't even had the chance to get any of the cars on the road this year. Have taken on a lot of extra responsibilities, but it will pay off in the end. Will be getting a new battery in July.

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Carl could you possibly tell me the part number for the battery I need to order?

I just called a GM dealer and he seemed very confused when I asked about a group 24.

Claimed he didn't have catalogs that go back that far???

Then said there was a gold, silver ,bronze 

My question,

what is the highest cca battery I can buy?

car is a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne convertible 327 powerful glide

Thanks Greg

 

 



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SGS Welding wrote:

Carl could you possibly tell me the part number for the battery I need to order?

I just called a GM dealer and he seemed very confused when I asked about a group 24.

Claimed he didn't have catalogs that go back that far???

Then said there was a gold, silver ,bronze 

My question,

what is the highest cca battery I can buy?

car is a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne convertible 327 powerful glide

Thanks Greg

 

 


I replaced the battery in my 70 2+2 hardtop a few weeks ago, the Diehard finally gave up the ghost.   I went to the local parts store, asked for a Interstate Group 24 battery and walked out the door with one for about $115.   Obviously the dealer didn't have a clue what you were talking about.   If you're set on AC Delco, call an AC Delco dealer, not a GM dealer.



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SGS Welding wrote:

Carl could you possibly tell me the part number for the battery I need to order?

I just called a GM dealer and he seemed very confused when I asked about a group 24.

Claimed he didn't have catalogs that go back that far???

Then said there was a gold, silver ,bronze 

My question,

what is the highest cca battery I can buy?

car is a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne convertible 327 powerful glide

Thanks Greg

 

 


 Part# 88865263 24PG.   AC Delco all the way, leave that I alone



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here's what one looks like:
www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-Gold-ACDELCO-PRO-24PG-42-MONTH-REPLACEMENT-WARRANTY-FITS-Lexus-Acura-/232188664219



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Beaumont67SD wrote:
Professur wrote:

It's just my personal experience, but I'd rather have a beaver chew off my testicles than get a battery from CT.

Here ya go. www.batteriesexpert.com/en/24-75-batt-gr-24-850ca-675cca


^^ Sure - who wouldn't / It's all how one defines, the word "Beaver".


 smilebiggrinwinkyawn  Oh ya.



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The only proviso with Delco is to buy from the "professional" series. They cost quite a bit more but the regular series Delco are no better or worse than any other junk brand like Motomaster etc

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SGS Welding wrote:

Carl could you possibly tell me the part number for the battery I need to order?

 

 





Sorry, I was away for 9 days but I see you got helped by a guy with more GM parts experience than me (Gerry)! I've only got 37 years, I think he's past 40...

Agreed, the AC Delco Professional series battery is the way to go. I have had far and wide the best luck with them over the years and I've sold all kinds of other brands in an effort to find better.

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