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#1 goxu1

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 10:52 AM

Just wondering if anyone is making or has parts for a Lucas battery top?
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#2 hanra

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 11:29 AM

Yeah would be get the correct style for LH actually whilst on this subject! 



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Posted 15 May 2020 - 01:00 PM

This is the unicorn you are looking for. The bottom pic is a brand new LC. The battery is the same as the top one, but looks a bit narrower.  The batteries that you bought from the dealer I think were the black ones with the GM logo on them.

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 02:41 AM

What would this one b to laurie
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 07:40 AM

The old tar top battery. My father had those in the 50-2106, FC and EH.



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 10:25 AM

That one was in the 1958 "Accelerator" magazine.

 

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In '72, the dealers had the black battery, but with a GMH sticker rather than the GM sticker we see on ebay nowadays.

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:46 PM

Not quite what we are looking for, but getting close. These guys are making stickers and glue on tops to make batteries look old. The fire extinguisher sticker is pretty cool too.  There was another thread in here on batteries that this should be linked to, but I can't find it.

Look up Weskar on Belgium Ebay.   https://www.ebay.com...n=weskcar&rt=nc

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Edited by Shiney005, 15 September 2020 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:02 PM

The Lucas tops are being 3D printed in Melbourne. Someone from the Victorian Monaro Club may be able to point you in the right direction.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:19 PM

Wow. That sounds interesting. Id love to get a hold of one so that I dont cop anymore flak.... 



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:48 PM

Shall I leave it in your capable hands then Brad?



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:52 PM

Well Im not Victorian and I dont own a Monaro. So Im not sure how they would accept an enquiry from a hillbilly in the Farrrrrrr North... Ill have a poke around. 


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:36 PM

Don't sweat it, I will ask someone Brad.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:20 PM

The guys from Stickthisdecals told me they would have a battery topper for Holden / Torana very soon.

They make a very good battery sticker for HX / LX that I haven't seen anyone else do yet.

https://stickthisdec...featured&page=3


BTW the Weskar toppers from Belgium are too big for us.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:00 PM

Don't sweat it, I will ask someone Brad.


Cheers mate. I shot an email off to the generic website contact this arvy.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:38 PM

I'm planning on making the top bits, might be this year or the next?



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:50 AM

For the bigger LH /LX batteries as well as LC / LJ Marty?



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 04:20 PM

I'm only making the cell caps (2 per battery) I presume they're all the same size??????



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 06:20 PM

I can measure the larger battery caps for you Martin, I took the photo of the Lucas battery that Laurie put up in post 3 of this thread.

It's in a mate of mines garage, I've been trying to buy it off him for years but he won't sell!

 

I'm assuming you have the dimensions off the smaller XU-1 battery caps?



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Posted 18 September 2020 - 12:08 AM

I'd reckon the caps are the same size.



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Posted 31 March 2021 - 11:54 PM

Did anything ever come of any of this? I never heard anything back from my email I sent to the Monaro club. My 9 year old Delkor battery just died, so I’m up for a replacement.

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 06:30 PM

I just grabbed these photos a couple of weeks ago, hadn't gotten around to uploading them

Hope this helps. If you need Hi res photos PM me

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 08:23 PM

I've made a mould and poured a few caps. Just no pics of them.

 

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Also remade my top to suit new battery size.

 

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 07:39 AM

I have sent you a PM Kev.



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Posted 02 April 2021 - 07:57 AM

Marty, your ingenuity continues to impress.


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Posted 02 April 2021 - 09:31 AM

I'm keen for one or two tops..






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