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javalone joe avalone
pompton lakes, NJ, USA   USA
What bonding material. And what does along with robert mean

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
In reply to # 2151617 by javalone What bonding material.

Body shop type two part epoxy.


In reply to # 2151617 by javalone And what does along with robert mean

He agrees with my suggestion.



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Ashley-Hinton Ashley Hinton
Gt Bookham, Surrey, UK   GBR
I make all the battery shelf we make three types 1958 to 1964 and 1965 to 1970 and 1971 to 1979
This is just one of my 6700 parts that I make for cassic cars
Lots in stock Regards Ashley Hinton



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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
I suspect Mr Hinton supplies many of his units to the trade suppliers in the USA. I'll vouch for all his products I've gotten most in extremely durable stainless. He does a great job of repro manufacturing and I'd be disappointed if his weren't as good or better that whatever British Motor Heritage offers.



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Ashley-Hinton Ashley Hinton
Gt Bookham, Surrey, UK   GBR
Hi I also make the battery clamps to keep the battery in place this makes the battery shelf last much longer with out the battery moving about on the battery shelf, The last photo is my MG Midget Mk3 1969 that I got 44 years ago about the same as I made parts 1974 so its been a long time now making parts for are cars
Regards Ashley Hinton

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200mph Platinum Member Mike Joy
Winston-Salem, NC, USA   USA
All good advice... I would add: Glue it, dont screw it! Glue your patch panel in with a good epoxy or structural adhesive like JB Weld.

A plastic tray under the battery should suffice.

Make sure you caulk or seal around the repair so you don't suck engine compartment fumes into the heater system.



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NelsonW Silver Member Nelson W
Medina, OH, USA   USA
1962 Austin-Healey Sprite "Little Mo"
I am curious about all the shelf rust throughs that I see written up. When I bought my Sprite new from Donald Healey's dealership it came with a plastic tray sitting beneath the battery. Has this been lost by previous owners of the rusted cars or didn't all the cars come with a tray??



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hoggie Mike Hogan
Oklahoma City, OK, USA   USA
I think it's best to use a battery box. I think the tray contents are flushed out too much when driving.

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
Tray, or box, the battery will continuously vent corrosive vapor by its nature, which causes rust in the bodywork nearby.

A box would be superior to a tray if it was capable of being vented to somewhere safe (well away from any steel bodywork) like is sometimes done on motorcycles. However, the space for a box is extremely limited if the heater is being retained.

An easy solution to all of the above is an AGM battery, which doesn't vent and as a side benefit can be tilted on its side during installation (always tricky given our mounting location vs. the hood). The one for Miatas fits perfectly and though it costs more than a run-of-the-mill, flooded lead acid battery, won't deteriorate your bodywork and will last far longer if cared for.


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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Nelson,

I think the tray gets removed by the owner for some reason and then never gets replaced. And then the rusting begins. Thet all came from the factory with a tray.

That said, I have two sixty year old Sprites that aren't rusty in the battery shelf area. There is no evidence of repair either, so the tray must have been used throughout their lives.

In reply to # 3885642 by NelsonW I am curious about all the shelf rust throughs that I see written up. When I bought my Sprite new from Donald Healey's dealership it came with a plastic tray sitting beneath the battery. Has this been lost by previous owners of the rusted cars or didn't all the cars come with a tray??

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Ashley-Hinton Ashley Hinton
Gt Bookham, Surrey, UK   GBR
HI YOU JUST NEED TO KEEP THE BATTERY IN ONE PLACE
JUST MAKE SURE YOU FIT THE BATTERY CLAMP IN PLACE THAT I MAKE
https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/ashleyhintonmgparts2002
https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Hinton-245648178847505/

REGARDS ASHLEY HINTON


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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3885691 by Kerr Tray, or box, the battery will continuously vent corrosive vapor by its nature, which causes rust in the bodywork nearby.
....

An easy solution to all of the above is an AGM battery, which doesn't vent and as a side benefit can be tilted on its side during installation (always tricky given our mounting location vs. the hood)...

Norm

Excellent advice.thumbs up



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Ashley-Hinton Ashley Hinton
Gt Bookham, Surrey, UK   GBR
HI I MAKE THE PARTS TO MAKE A GOOD REPAIR FOR THE BATTERY SHELF JUST SOME OF MY 6700 OFF PARTS I MAKE FOR CLASSIC CARS AND HAVE BEEN DO SO FOR 44 YEARS
REGARDS ASHLEY HINTON


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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1966 MG Midget MkII "Swiss Cheese...SCRAPPED"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
Ashley, you are so very active these past few days. drinking smiley

Fellow Spridget brothers and sisters--I can also vouch for A-H superior metal parts. I am on my third set of stainless steel seat runners, and am using his battery hold down on my current project.

I was going to add my first Midget project came with a pair of license plates for a battery base. I almost always find rust through on the two bumps behind the battery from decades of outgassing.

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BlueMax1 A G
?, ?, USA   USA
I use a AGM battery, its the only way to keep everything clean and rust free, and its only 15lbs.


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