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Where is the battery located on an MGA?

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JJ Timbol
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines   phl

Where is the battery located on an MGA? Can anybody tell me? I would appreciate it very much if anybody can post a picture. Thanks.

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Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   deu
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe
1961 MG MGA MkII   → more

See attached pic.

Giovanni


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Robert Agar
Green Valley, AZ, USA   usa
1953 MG TD "Myrtle Anne"
1974 MG MGB "The Mistress"

Located behind the seats under the removable "shelf" area. Two screw-type fasteners, one on each side of the cover to release. There will be one 12-volt or two 6-volt.



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1953 MG TD - Original car with no mods

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Kenny Snyder
La Center, Washington, USA   usa

Giovanni, Nice work on those battery boxes!thumbs up



Be safe out there.
Kenny

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Eric Russell
North Carolina, USA   usa

In reply to # 2291734 by Bob Agar Two screw-type fasteners...

They are called Dzus Fasteners. ~ 1/4 turn to release.



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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Marshall de leon
Washington, USA   usa

Giovanni,
Love those battery boxes-- nice work!!

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Gary Edwards
Kernersville, ,N.C., USA   usa

JJ, I think you need to get a owners manual for your car to answer the many questions. You can also get answers to almost everything MGA at Barney site MGA Guru.

http://www.mgaguru.com/

He also has a link to pdf copies of manuals..

http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/books/books_2.htm


Post some pictures of your car... We love pictures..



Gary

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Larry Wheeler
Hillsboro, OR, USA   usa
1957 MG MGA "Rosie 2"

In reply to # 2291734 by Bob Agar There will be one 12-volt or two 6-volt.

These cars came with two 6-volt batteries from the factory. They are often replaced with a single modern 12-volt battery which don't fit in the stock battery tray. It's not uncommon for the trays to be cut or modified to fit the bigger 12 volt.

If your two trays don't match, that's likely why. If they do match, your car probably had (or has) two 6-volt batteries. It's also important to note MGAs were originally positive ground, although they are commonly converted to negative ground (a fairly simple conversion, see MGAGuru.com).



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Jim Mail
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA   usa
1957 MG MGA "Camilla (the Other Woman)"

JJ,

Do you have an MGA?

JIM in NH

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JJ Timbol
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines   phl

Thanks a lot. That was very helpful.

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JJ Timbol
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines   phl

We have 2 MGA's. One white and one red. Batteries on both are in the engine bay where the heater is supposed to be located. The reason why I'm asking is on all the MGA pictures I see, they have the heater on where the batteries are on our MGA's.

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Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   deu
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe
1961 MG MGA MkII   → more

Post some pictures !!

Giovanni

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JJ Timbol
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines   phl

Thanks for the tip Gary.

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Jim Mail
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA   usa
1957 MG MGA "Camilla (the Other Woman)"

Odd - I have seen them in the boot (trunk) but not in the engine bay. Must be warm where you live.

JIM in NH

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Carpentersville, Illinois, USA   usa

Don't need a heater in the Philippines.
Relocating the battery makes good sense. Easy to service.

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