<VV> Battery Recommend?

Kent Sullivan kentsu at corvairkid.com
Mon May 7 23:07:43 EDT 2018

To add to what Frank posted, You can find a 24F if you look a bit, and that
will ensure the posts are on the inside and therefore the standard-length
battery cables will reach.

The Group 24T battery used by Chevy back in the day was RPO T60 across the
Chevy line. Its purpose was more CCA, and to do that they used larger
plates, which made the case taller. Because the Corvair was about the only
Chevy that used the reversed battery post configuration, they did not bother
to offer T60 as a 24F; instead, when this RPO was ordered, longer battery
cables were installed (with different part numbers).


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From: VirtualVairs <virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org> On Behalf Of
FrankDuVal via VirtualVairs
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2018 7:46 PM
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Subject: Re: <VV> Battery Recommend?

OEM standard battery was BCI Group 22F.

Optional capacity OEM battery was BCI Group 24T. The BCI Group 24 is what is
now available. I do not think the T for tall version of a 24 is made by

Interesting, as the 22F and the 24 have opposite positive terminals, so if
you want a 24, check that the cables reach the proper terminals . 
This means the terminals are on the quarter panel side of the battery, not
the engne side of the battery like if a 22F was installed.

The 22F of new construction should work fine even for A/C car, though.....

Some of the above nformation came from:


Also note the 1965 battery is held down by a loop over the to of the
battery, so as the height of your battery changes, the long bolts may also
need changing. 1966 and later are flange mounted, so different hardware is

Frank DuVal

On 4/9/2018 9:49 PM, Joe Dunlap via VirtualVairs wrote:
> LM.  More capacity than OEM, and pretty colors do not excite me.  Car has
A/C.  Thx for any advice.
> Joe Dunlap

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