Hello and welcome to Packard Motor Car Information! If you're new here, please register for a free account.  
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Recent Comments
Who is Online
60 user(s) are online (36 user(s) are browsing Forums)

Members: 1
Guests: 59

Zoltar, more...
Helping out...
PackardInfo is a free resource for Packard Owners that is completely supported by user donations. If you can help out, that would be great!

Donate via PayPal



(1) 2 »

What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#1
Quite a regular
Quite a regular

Scott Bluestein
See User information
What original batteries were used by Packard in 1956 for the Caribbean?

Posted on: 2020/1/2 15:30
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#2
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

HH56
See User information
Here is the original info but the early capacity specs do not directly cross to modern batteries rated in CCA. Finding modern batteries to fit the old holders has been an issue for some. Group 31 and group 60/64s have both been used. It is reported the group 31 is a close fit to the tray but may be harder to find and 60/64 fits the tray well but needs shorter bolts for the hold down.

Attach file:



jpg  (53.95 KB)
209_5e0e59b661d57.jpg 1920X309 px

Posted on: 2020/1/2 15:59
Howard
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#3
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Owen_Dyneto
See User information
The Group 60/64 (Exide Classic series) doesn't need shorter hold down bolts, it's about the same height (and width) as the original Group 60. But it is shorter and does need a shortened hold down bracket (or some sort of spacer).

Posted on: 2020/1/2 18:24
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#4
Quite a regular
Quite a regular

Scott Bluestein
See User information
Thank you..

Posted on: 2020/1/3 16:04
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#5
Quite a regular
Quite a regular

Scott Bluestein
See User information
What color are the battery caps for the Auto-Lite or Willard batteries?

Posted on: 2020/1/4 9:33
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#6
Home away from home
Home away from home

R H
See User information
If you want a battery to fill the tray 29f deep cycle.. Wal mart .. A little wide. But that is what I use.

Posted on: 2020/1/5 16:10
Riki
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#7
Quite a regular
Quite a regular

Scott Bluestein
See User information
I was trying to make my modern battery look like an original battery.

Posted on: 2020/1/5 17:12
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#8
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

HH56
See User information
The 55-6 Packard listing on the Antique Auto Battery website brings up a WIllard replica and the description says that battery had red caps. Doesn't mention anything for AutoLite. http://www.antiqueautobattery.com/batteries/other/60KW.html

Posted on: 2020/1/5 18:05
Howard
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#9
Home away from home
Home away from home

PackardDon
See User information
Would an AutoLite battery have been original for 1956 Clipper too as opposed to the Willard?

Posted on: 2020/1/5 19:40
 Top  Print 
 


Re: What batteries were original used in 1956 Packards?
#10
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

HH56
See User information
According to the SC chart in post #2 the same batteries were used, or I would at least presume, would have been available on all models.

Posted on: 2020/1/5 19:50
Howard
 Top  Print 
 




(1) 2 »




Search
Recent Photos
1937 Packard 115c Conn. (07/02/2021)
1937 Packard 115c Conn.
1953 Mayfair (06/26/2021)
1953 Mayfair
IMG_20210324_172433493.jpg (03/28/2021)
IMG_20210324_172433493.jpg
Photo of the Day
1909 Packard 30 Model UB close-coupled, in front of factory building
Recent Registry
Website Comments or Questions?? Click Here Copyright 2006-2021, PackardInfo.com All Rights Reserved