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    Default Chief lead acid battery

    What is the largest lead acid battery that will fit in Starklite fake battery shell?
    Thanks
    Tom

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    Tom, I put a Yuasa 12ah in there, but I had to cut the bottom of the battery shell out and the battery rests on a rubber mat, you cannot see the false bottom. It's a Yuasa YB12AL-A (because I'm running 12V), measures 5 5/16 x 3 3/16 x 6 5/16h. Why would I ruin a perfectly good battery shell you ask? Because I lost the cover on big bump once, and I couldn't find just a replacement cover for sale and had to purchase a whole new shell set up, so I wound up with two boxes and one cover.
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Thanks Harry ,I should have said 6v.
    I ordered a yuasa 6n12a-2d.12 ah.
    The old Stark was parts unlimited 6n11-2d 11ah.His site says its largest that will fit in his fake box but the 12ah looks like it will fit.
    Thanks
    Tom

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    Who needs a dead DIXIE to gut, Folks?

    Cheap.

    ....Cotten
    PS: New ones in inventory...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfburke3 View Post
    I ordered a yuasa 6n12a-2d.12 ah.
    Tom, I don't think that'll fit! The Yuasa book shows it to measure 6 1/8 L x 2 1/4 W x 4 9/16 H and the shell is not long enough for the 6 1/8.

    The 12V I put in my shell is 5 5/16 Long and it's wall to wall (the vent tube fitting on top makes it wall to wall). My fit problem was height, the Length and Width fit in there snugly, the height was just a bit too tall so that's why I cut out the bottom!

    Didn't mean to confuse the issue!
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    The Yuasa book, 6V page:

    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Thanks,I was using the same chart.The faux box is about 6 1/4 so hopefully it fits.
    Tom

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    Curious what a new Dixie is. I have a couple India repro batteries on the shelf but not going to fill one this time of year plus they make a mess.
    Tom

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    I believe DIXIEs are the same Eversure Auto Agency productions, Tom....

    Old Delhi.
    (Tinku, MADBULL, etc.)

    Just don't over-fill them!

    ....Cotten
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    I've used a 6 volt battery that fits a BMW in my gutted shell, pretty sure it'll fit the Starklite shell.

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