Delco Eye reproduction

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by Mike Trom, Nov 11, 2022.

  1. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Platinum Level Contributor

    Reproduction Delco Eye to replace the non-authentic looking version that comes with the Battery Toppers. This eye is modeled after an original eye and has a translucent center to make it look more authentic.

    The original Eyes did not glow green on the non-sealed batteries, it would turn black if the battery was full, or have a slight yellow tint if the battery needed water. Only later model sealed batteries had a green eye.

    Due to the variation in the battery topper holes, the reproduction eye may be required to be glued in place or slightly sanded to fit. My 20-year-old topper has a very tight fit, my brand-new topper is looser.

    Price for one eye is $17 and that includes the crazy shipping cost USPS charges. Add $9 if Priority US Mail is required.
    Contact me at if interested.

    1st photo- Reproduction Delco Eye that is for sale.
    2nd photo- Reproduction next to the version currently sold.
    3rd photo- Shows an original eye (yellow paint on very early versions) with stock version and reproduction version. The sizes are the same, but the photo makes them look different.
    4th photo- installed on a new battery topper.
    5th photo- Installed on my car.

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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2024
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    That’s some cool stuff, Mike! Very nice:)
  3. 2.5

    2.5 Platinum Level Contributor

    Mike, I sent you an email.

  4. CJay

    CJay Supercar owner Staff Member

    Sending an email as well
  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Just emailed you.

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Sending you an email.
  7. Fred Hickey

    Fred Hickey Founders Club Member

    Email sent. Great income disposal!
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  8. Michael L Vogel

    Michael L Vogel vogreene

    Email sent. Thank you
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  9. Utah455

    Utah455 Platinum Level Contributor

    I’m good for one. Send email in a bit.
  10. wallypep

    wallypep Silver Level contributor

    I would like 2 pm me
  11. jj5794

    jj5794 Well-Known Member

    Nice work, as always, Mike!

    Jim Vesely
    ROA # 7437
    BCA # 39477
  12. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    I would like 2 when they are avaiable thanks
  13. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Founders Club Member

    Sure, I'll take one too.
  14. CJay

    CJay Supercar owner Staff Member

    Not to derail the thread, but is the tag supposed to be on the neg or the pos terminal?
  15. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Platinum Level Contributor

    The real question is should it even be on the battery at all?
    I could not find a good answer on what side it should be on, some reason 20 years ago I started putting it on the neg terminal.
  16. CJay

    CJay Supercar owner Staff Member

    Thanks for the answer. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming....
  17. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Platinum Level Contributor

    I am not saying I am correct by putting it on the Neg side, it's just what I have been doing. I may remove it entirely.
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  18. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - #380

    Hi, Is this for battery topper’s only?
  19. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Platinum Level Contributor

    I would not use one of the reproduction caps on a real battery if that is what you mean.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2022
  20. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I'd take one (maybe 2) when you get more.

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