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    Batteries

    Am looking for some help in purchasing the two batteries for the older 911's (mine is a '72 E).

    Have checked out Interstate, Deka, Die Hard, and Exide. Sizes do not match up. Prefer to buy a battery with the side posts, rather than top.

    Any leads?

    Thanks...

    Vic

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    Why do you prefer side posts to the top? To my mind, side posts are more likely to short out with anything metal sliding around in the trunk.
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    hello fellow smter, i ordered some sonnenshein dry fits from lauderdale battery. top sae posts, but worked fine( i still have the rubber post caps). about 220 for both ups to the front door.

    see you at the next fun run, pending non stinky heat or some warmer weather.
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    Vic,

    I've run Interstates (two) in my 73' for years with no problems... that is when you check and maintain them.

    Here's something …
    I think it was one or our German contribuators who informed us that the small 12V VW 'under the rear seat' battery (67'-?) is idenical in spec and size to each of our early twin batteries and probably a lot cheeper….

    I havn't checked out the specs myself, however this guy is almost always right…

    ... maybe worth a look?

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    I got my Sonnenscheins at www.batteryweb.com. Talk to Dave or Randy. They were great to deal with.

    Jack
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    Bulldog and Tryan

    What model Sonnenschein did you end up ordering?
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    christie brinkley, but she was a no show.

    DF75 A212/36 sonnenschein 890640ppw.
    72 911t * 74 914 2.0

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    Now perhaps I see the price difference. I'm currently running the sonnenschein dry fits, a non liquid gel cell. The numbers on the box are a bit different. #A-200 then #081-90640. If I'm not wrong, bulldog is running the same as I. Tryan, are your batteries liquid lead/acid? Dry cell?
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

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    I don't have the boxes handy, but mine were $198 each, ++. I think they're the Dry Fits. Car is in the shop, so can't check right now.
    Jack
    1972 911S- viper green
    1970 914/6- tangerine
    1967 Ferrari 330GTC- oro chiaro

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    dry fits. i don't think they are gas mat or gels.
    72 911t * 74 914 2.0

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