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    Default DS suitable battery

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    I need to get a new battery for my d special.

    The car currently has a century 57EF MF with 540 cca. This I assume is ok but the height of the battery is not enough so on my car wood has been added under the battery.

    The battery recomended seems to be a supercharge MF50 with 650cca. Again however it is short.

    I have found another with correct height again a supercharge item - Batteries Direct

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks
    Alex

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    Exide do good ones.

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    N70Z family springs to mind, which will be an old style flat top battery with raised poles. You obviously need to check including pole arrangement.

    You will probably be able to buy something discounted given Anzac Day is upon us and there are usually sales by the main chains and they tend to have faster moving stock. AutoOne often has 20% off Supercharge as they did over Easter, Sometimes the whole range or just on selected batteries, but it can be a helpful saving.

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    I like the Exide Edge AGM. Group 24 size (Not 24F, which has the terminals reversed). It is a little shorter in length so it will slide in the battery tray if you don't hold it down, but it is approximately the right height. Here is what one looks like in a '61 DS19


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    Install the biggest that fits, because it gives you more reserve capacity. I use Delkor, mostly because they seem to hold their charge well. Both these benefits are useful in a car that is not used every day.

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    Check out previous posting on this subject. Sorry I'm not in a position to direct precisely to it. You will find sizes/capacities and makes quoted.

    PS: I concur with Roger - fit the biggest one you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Check out previous posting on this subject. Sorry I'm not in a position to direct precisely to it. You will find sizes/capacities and makes quoted.

    PS: I concur with Roger - fit the biggest one you can!

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    I ended up buying a supercharge MF80D26R.

    It's a monster that fits like a glove.

    Thanks for the help and guidance. As advised on other thread the D26R in the partnumber is the key.

    Alex

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