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Old 03-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Who'* bright idea is this set up with faking a top connection when it actually connect to the rear or side posts, and has no room if you did have a top post there.? I don't think you can use this set up with a dual post battery without turning the back/side post onto the side of battery.
Everyone one knows the internal straps supplying power are not as good as an ole solid top post.
I really have not had a good look at how to convert this onto a top post but, I *** ume this is GM'* idea of a good terminal set up.

Since I may have to get a new battery, I normally use dual posts, but this 97PA will not work without some mods...ideas appreciated. THX
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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You can change the cables and do what ever you wish.
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Or you could change just the cable ends and put in a top post battery..easy as pie
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Or...
You could try Marine Terminals.... (PA Stock ends have hole ring terminal)
Will try this for the new Odyssey PC-1500 DT (34-7

880CCA @-19 and 1500 CA for 5 seconds!
I guess I will no longer have to worry about stereo or lights on etc.
"Buy the best" and you won't have to die like the " Rest" (LOL)
http://www.odysseybattery.com/batteries.html
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I've never liked side posts, because every time I torque the battery cables (even to their ridiculously low spec), I always feel them slip a little. If they could just use steel helicoils instead of soft lead, I wouldn't mind.
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They do. It'* a steel threaded cap that is inserted during the mold process. I ripped one out by accident last year. Had to replace the hole battery.
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Ah, never noticed. Still, good to hear I won't easily strip it out.
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The negative was bent and loose at battery. The Positive side adapter inside looked ugly.

Time to move onto A top Post Solution!

Battery Problem Solved & Installed!

Let there be Mega Power Connected Right!
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Using a $4000 Midtronics EXP 800 Battery Load Tester:
http://www.midtronics.com/shop/produ...grated-printer
Even Though the Odyssey is Rated @ 880 CCA (1500 CA 5 Seconds) The EXP 800'* print out shows an amazing 1219 CCA !
Care to Jump Start a Boeing?

The guy doing the test was "shocked" as he has never seen any battery test over 1000CCA!
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I used this type of post converter:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/QUI...sion-Kit-5LMR2
they are available locally don't need to buy 100didn't have to change or cut the cale
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