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Reproduction Group 24 Battery
« on: September 01, 2020, 07:19:39 PM »
Just a note about my experience with the Turbo Start reproduction Group 24 Autolite battery.  When Virginia Classic Mustang announced earlier this year that they were going to carry the battery I ordered one.  When it arrived it was leaking acid around one terminal post.  Brant and Michelle were very proactive in their efforts to address the issue.  I received the replacement reproduction battery today, and that one is also leaking acid.  I sent Michelle photos of the leaking battery and the acid-eaten shipping box, which she forwarded to Turbo Start.  My understanding is that I am not the only person whose replacement battery was defective.

Two questions:

1.  Other manufacturers are able to make sealed AGM batteries.  Why should this be any different?

2.  What is the possibility that an existing AGM battery (e. g., Exide flat top) could be repackaged to resemble a correct appearing Group 24 Autolite battery?   

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Re: Reproduction Group 24 Battery
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 11:43:44 AM »
Don't want to steal the thread but I just saw Virginia Classic Mustang is now also selling Group 27 Autolite AGM re-pop's  at https://www.virginiaclassicmustang.com/GROUP-27-AUTOLITE-BATTERY-MAINTENANCE-FREE-SEALED-STYLE-P1604.aspx,   Now if we could just get group 22's...

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 12:47:07 PM »
Don't want to steal the thread but I just saw Virginia Classic Mustang is now also selling Group 27 Autolite AGM re-pop's  at https://www.virginiaclassicmustang.com/GROUP-27-AUTOLITE-BATTERY-MAINTENANCE-FREE-SEALED-STYLE-P1604.aspx,   Now if we could just get group 22's...

VCM may be getting their batteries through this business. I'm considering one of their AGM 24 series, anyone use their batteries? They aren't cheap and would require a AGM battery tender as well. I may just go with a 24 series I located locally that has the end tabs for securing using the OEM battery holder.

https://www.batterycentralmall.com/Batteries/TurboStart/Ford.html
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Re: Reproduction Group 24 Battery
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 04:08:50 PM »
I may just go with a 24 series I located locally that has the end tabs for securing using the OEM battery holder.

       What brand of battery, with end tabs, did you find, locally?

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 08:31:26 PM »

I'll need to check it out tomorrow, it's supposed to be an Exide brand made for Rural King stores.
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Re: Reproduction Group 24 Battery
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 10:35:37 AM »
Don't get your hopes up.  Exide eliminated the end tabs on their cases a few years ago.  Your only hope is to find left-over stock, hopefully that hasn't had acid added yet.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 03:52:07 PM »
Don't get your hopes up.  Exide eliminated the end tabs on their cases a few years ago.  Your only hope is to find left-over stock, hopefully that hasn't had acid added yet.

I went to the store offering them, and yes it does have end tabs, but after reading several non glowing reviews I opted for a group 24 battery Autolite (Repop) offered by Jegs. It's a AGM type  from Battery Central Mall (site I listed earlier) I figured for correct battery fitment, and look correct justified the expense.

https://www.jegs.com/i/Turbo+Start/903/S24F/10002/-1?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkI_a1oLX6wIVGR6tBh3DOQNDEAQYASABEgIkJPD_BwE
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Re: Reproduction Group 24 Battery
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2020, 01:57:17 AM »
Does JEGS charge for shipping?

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2020, 02:14:12 AM »
Does JEGS charge for shipping?
I says free shipping in the posted ad.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2020, 10:50:10 AM »
Does JEGS charge for shipping?
I says free shipping in the posted ad.

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Re: Reproduction Group 24 Battery
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 05:39:38 PM »

Received my Group 24 battery today. The battery, to my surprise, is actually a TurboStart Classic battery made right here in Knoxville TN. They make all kinds of batteries for different applications, including lightweight racing batteries, time to hit them up for one for #1806.


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Re: Reproduction Group 24 Battery
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 07:31:15 PM »
I also purchased a turbostart repop battery after reading this thread. The Delco branded Exide battery I had just didnt quite look right. I also got a new Battery Tender to hopefully avoid any issues.

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2020, 08:27:11 AM »
In the future, please update on their performance.

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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2020, 12:22:43 PM »
aim getting 2   of each size    will have an extra27   $375 POSTPAID
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Re: Reproduction Group 24 Battery
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2020, 03:09:33 PM »
First report,     Received battery no shipping damage and fully charged. One difference from the past reproduction battery is the raised AUTOLITE script on the top isnt colored red. Identical in color as battery case. Otherwise no other external difference.