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Old 09-18-2012, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 67Elcamino View Post
Is there any way of knowing if the battery is any good without acid or water? its completely dry. when looking for a new 6 volt battery can I use any 6 volt battery? like a battery of an RV or motorcycle etc..? Im sorry if these questions seem basic but I dont really know electrical
There were only two really common automotive 6V batteries.

NAPA # 01-9

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Attributes
Battery Application : Commercial Service
Battery BCI # : 1
Battery Height : 8 3/4" (222 mm)
Battery Length : 9" (229 mm)
Battery Posts Type : Top Post
Battery Voltage : 6 Volt
Battery Weight : 30.0 lbs (13.6 kgs)
Battery Width : 6 7/8" (175 mm)
Wet or Dry : Wet
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NAPA # 04-10

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Attributes
Battery Application : Commercial Service
Battery BCI # : 4
Battery Height : 9 1/2" (241 mm)
Battery Length : 12 1/2" (318 mm)
Battery Posts Type : Top Post
Battery Voltage : 6 Volt
Battery Weight : 47.0 lbs (21.3 kgs)
Battery Width : 6 7/8" (175 mm)
Wet or Dry : Wet
Go to any parts store and tell them that you're looking for a 6-volt BCI # (1 or 4 according to those dimensions) and they will sell you what you need.
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