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    Default Correct orientation for positive terminal - battery on RHS

    Can anyone point me in the right direction here...? This is for 69, 68 and I think 67 cars with the battery on the RHS.

    Is the positive terminal towards the front or back...? There seems to be as many pics on the net with the terminal at the front as to the back.

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    I just wanted to buy a battery to suit....

    Many thanks in advance,

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    My 1969 car has the + at the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ds21bvh View Post
    Can anyone point me in the right direction here...? This is for 69, 68 and I think 67 cars with the battery on the RHS.

    Is the positive terminal towards the front or back...? There seems to be as many pics on the net with the terminal at the front as to the back.



    I just wanted to buy a battery to suit....

    Many thanks in advance,

    Mark...

    Everything I've seen on cars that haven't been modified or changed is positive to the front. 814-2 has a shot of the battery in position, solenoid to the front-inside (towards radiator).
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    Many thanks gents for the quick replies - I suspected as much but clearly was far from certain...!

    All the best,

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    Wouldn't it be better to look at the battery terminals in the car and see which one reaches where If you trace them, one should be bolted to the body somewhere (earth - ) and the other head down to the starter (positive + ). Unless your trying to make the car original (which may entail changing the battery wires/lengths if you buy a different battery to what is currently in it).

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    Thanks Shane...

    I have a NOS battery relay and cable in a box (not on the car so no existing reference) - there is no battery at all at present.

    Because I'm rebuilding the car from scratch I'm looking for it to be as original as possible....

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