Battery and Vintage topper selection

Discussion in 'Stock Appearing' started by Rob Swenton, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. Rob Swenton

    Rob Swenton Well-Known Member

    I have looked through several posts here and there are a few ideas about the selection of a battery and a vintage topper cover.

    I Have a 70 GS 455 I would like to give that original factory appearance look to the battery. I think the battery was a group 34??

    So my question is for those of you who have gone through this......

    Which battery did you buy?
    Which topper cover?
    Was there any modifications that needed to be done?

  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    With the topper, you need a battery WITHOUT raised filler caps, it has to be flat. Simple as that.

    I have the GM AC Delco R-59 Battery topper,

    Yes group 24 batteries. Dimensions are 10 1/4" long, 6 13/16" wide, and 8 3/4" tall. 1970 cars use top mount. I believe you can also use a Group 34, same dimensions.

    Most people at car cruises think it's a vintage battery, I have to tell them it's a topper.:D

    You need a flat top battery to avoid having to use extenders, like this one,
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2020
  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Group 24 is what recall.

    Depending on your battery and cable ends, you may need the optional battery post extenders.

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