Battery Topper Kit and cap color chart

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Just an fyi.

As far as i know.
All group 27 battery caps are red.
Its the 24 series where it gets iffy
 

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I am still interested in finding out what color caps were on the 64 cars.
 

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Ok, I need the 1966 70 amp battery with red caps. what name brand battery do I buy to make this stuff work and LOOK correct? Ty
 

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Yep, my chart starts at 65. No clue for the 64's.

I just got off the phone with not only Joe Suchy but also Mike at Obsolete Parts and neither can give me a color although Mike seemed to think it was based on wether it was a group 24 or 27 as to what color the cap would be.
 

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Ok, I need the 1966 70 amp battery with red caps. what name brand battery do I buy to make this stuff work and LOOK correct? Ty
You need a 27 series but make sure you get a battery (like many of the Wal Mart batteries) that have a flat top and (2) 3 opening caps. The cap kits will fit right in the openings. If you buy a completely flat top no maintenance battery without removable caps You need the stick on caps that are available. Here's what mine looked like before the cap kit. Make sure you measure the tray because a 27 series won't fin in a 24 series tray.

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I just got off the phone with not only Joe Suchy but also Mike at Obsolete Parts and neither can give me a color although Mike seemed to think it was based on wether it was a group 24 or 27 as to what color the cap would be.
Wow. I'm surprised those guys don't know. I would be tempted to use the 65 colors. If the 64 information isn't out there no one can disclaim your decision. According to my book, all the wedge motor cars had red caps and the slant 6 and small blocks had green. In 67 they went to yellow for the 24 series.
 

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Wow. I'm surprised those guys don't know. I would be tempted to use the 65 colors. If the 64 information isn't out there no one can disclaim your decision. According to my book, all the wedge motor cars had red caps and the slant 6 and small blocks had green. In 67 they went to yellow for the 24 series.

That’s what I’m going to do, I told Mike that if he can’t tell me what’s correct then no one walking by can argue the color I have.
 

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You need a 27 series but make sure you get a battery (like many of the Wal Mart batteries) that have a flat top and (2) 3 opening caps. The cap kits will fit right in the openings. If you buy a completely flat top no maintenance battery without removable caps You need the stick on caps that are available. Here's what mine looked like before the cap kit. Make sure you measure the tray because a 27 series won't fin in a 24 series tray.

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I would figure if car came with a Hemi it would have the big tray.? And the new battery would come with smooth sides for the decal.?
 
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This is my group 27 battery dressed for 1964. The handle has been removed.

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I ordered one of these and it worked out well. I know it's not original and you all know, but how many people can tell this is a Wal Mart battery? I'm not going to tell. Here's a link. They come from Europe so they take a while to get here. Be patient. They have a good selection of push in and glue on caps in 3 colors and different styles. Check your battery first to make sure they will work.

1/22 Update: there is a embossed "Mopar" side plate available.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ss...12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xmopar.TRS0&_nkw=mopar&_sacat=0

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Here is a chart for what you need.


Green Caps:

  • 1966-1969 with 225, 273, and 318 engines and 48 amp alternator
  • 1968-1969 with 340 engines and 48 amp alternator
  • 1970-1973 with 225, 318, and 340 engines and 46 amp alternator
  • 1973 with 400 engines and 59 amp alternator
  • 1974 with 225 and 318 engines and 48 amp alternator
Yellow Caps:

  • 1966 with 361 engines and 59 amp alternator
  • 1967-1971 with 383 engines and 59 amp alternator
  • 1970 with 318 and 340 engines and 59 amp alternator
  • 1971 with 360 engines and 59 amp alternator
  • 1972 with 400 engines and 59 amp alternator
Red Caps:

  • 1966 with 383, 440 and 426 Hemi engines and 70 amp alternator
  • 1966-1972 Police Units with 70 amp alternator
  • 1967-1971 with 440 and 426 Hemi engines and 70 amp alternator
  • 1972 with 440 engine and 70 amp alternator
  • 1973 with 440 engine and 70 amp alternator
  • 1974 with 400 or 440 engine and 70 amp alternator

These are not battery covers right? Just the caps and stickers?
 

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Those are slick aren't they.

How about battery cables? OEM repros, seems like there isnt a reputable maker out there. Last one I installed (69 A12 car) caused guages, horn and alternator to suddenly fail to work. Wonder if anyone else has had this problem?

Thanks in advance-
Yeah think I'll have to order one of these Red capped covers too. As soon as I can figure out problem #1..

Thanks!!
 

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I was unaware of this kit...when I finally get my old Coronet back I will definitely be doing this...Thanks for the thread and links!:thumbsup:
 

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How about battery cables? OEM repros, seems like there isnt a reputable maker out there. Last one I installed (69 A12 car) caused guages, horn and alternator to suddenly fail to work. Wonder if anyone else has had this problem?

Thanks in advance-
Yeah think I'll have to order one of these Red capped covers too. As soon as I can figure out problem #1..

Thanks!!
I got my cables from Frank Badalson - who works with Roger Gibson. I ordered mine by email with Frank, but I'm pretty sure they came out of Roger's parts inventory. Frank's email is what's listed at the top of the page. They are quality cables and are identical to the originals.
https://rogergibsonautorestoration.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2015_catalogGLTfMy.pdf
 
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