North American Turbocoupe Organization



Battery Mount Survey
Birdman78758 Offline
Senior Member
#1
Looking through all the pictures in the showroom it appears that a lot of cars no longer have the original battery mounting hardware.

What's everyone using as a replacment?
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#2
my battery just lays there , its the oversized battery for a econline luxaury van, has liek 900 cold cranking amps so it aint moving no where

Brian Larkin
1988 TC 5spd
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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tylerport Offline
Senior Member
#3
I use an 18" Rubber Tarp Strap with a knot in the middle to shorten it just enough to keep proper tension on the battery to keep it in place while cornering.

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Jim Portteus
86 Turbo Coupe, 128K Miles, 140MPH Speedo, Gillis Valve, 2 1/2" Downpipe to 2" Duals w/ 12" Glasspacks, 245/50R16's and new paint.
Jim Portteus
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**PathogeN** Offline
Member
#4
I also use a huge battery. Its from the ford super duty trucks of some vintage (don't know exactly). 1080 cca and 1300 at 32f. And no, it NEVER moves. My stock holder broke when I replaced the battery several years ago.

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87 TC 5-Speed. 5.0 T-5, .030 over 2.5 stroker, balanced, blueprinted, studded and strapped. Keith Black Forged Pistons, FMS Valves & FRPP springs. Gutted Upper, knifed lower & E6, Minor Head Porting. Esslinger alum. flywheel, FMS SVO clutch & plate, Esslinger cam pulley, unorthodox pulleys, K&N, VAM Mod, ETS 3" DP, Dual 2.5 dynomax, teflon impeller'd 15k mile IHI, Brembo evolution rotors & 4-piston calipers, HPM Rear lower C. Arms, Griggs front A Arms & K Member, Max. Motorsports Caster/Camber plates, Eibach pro kit, KYB AGX Struts, Tokico shocks & quads, Full KB Subframe, PST Polygraphite all around, Lincoln LSC anti-roll bar (f), 225/50zr16's. 2kWrms Infinity/Clarion Pro Audio Sound System

"Set gillis to Kill, prepare for launch"
88 Turbo Coupe (White)
88 Psudo Coupe (Silver LX)
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Noname
Guest
#5
I still use the stock hold down. I would never go without one, especially if you have no hood liner. If you hit a big pothole, that thig *will* move no matter how heavy you think it is and will short on the hood. I have seen a car catch on fire because of this, so I also have battery terminal covers on my huge battery. This is just my opinion though.

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87 TC 5-speed Black, loaded. 17psi, G3 alternator, KB subs, Grant steering wheel, custom greasable swaybar bushings, K&N. Soon to have KB Trackit Axle brackets, Maximum Motorsports lower control arms, T-3, Saab intercooler, ranger roller cam Gen1 DSM BOV and rebuilt front suspension.

91 Mustang - Project Pegasus
A Pony with the heart of a 'Bird - SOLD!
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Gary S Offline
Administrator
#6
I am running the same size battery as stock and I am using the stock hold down hardware.
It seems to get the job done.
NATO Member
1987 Turbocoupe
168,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/data_...t_87tc.php
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Noname
Guest
#7
Stock in all 4.

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Dave
'83TC
'85TC
'87TC
'90SC
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