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Hi,

I noticed that the batt


Hi,

I noticed that the battery in my '77 308 is not held down by a hold down as shown in the manual - only the top cover is in place.

Due to inconsistencies in the owner's manuals in general, I am wondering if in fact this tie-down came on all cars.

Thanks,

Anthony
 
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My '78 GTS battery is held

My '78 GTS battery is held down by a curled lip across the aft edge of the battery tray and a removable clamp along the forward edge that slips over a stud and is held down by a nut.

The curled lip and the removable clamp are designed to hold the battery down by engaging a flange along the BOTTOM edges of the battery. Otherwise there is nothing that appears on the top of the battery itself.

Hope this clarifies things.
DJ
 
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Thanks, I'll look on the b

Thanks, I'll look on the bottom of the tray - it was dark at the time! The manual shows a piece going over the top pf the battery, but as expected, you just proved that there are inconsistencies!

Thanks,

Anthony
 
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Mine is the same as Spasso&#39

Mine is the same as Spasso's.

Anyone have a suorce for the nuts that hold down the battery cover? Mine were AWOL until I found them in the belly of the car. I quickly found out how they got there as I dropped one and it went right down the drain hole in the tire box.
However, I was only able to get one to work. The other one is so rusted I think the threads are shot.

JL
 
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Jeremy,

I bought those nuts


Jeremy,

I bought those nuts from ferrari Uk. They were cheap.
 
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Thank you Stacy. I will check

Thank you Stacy. I will check with AW first, then give UK a call.

JL
 
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Anthony,

My 1976 GTB has th


Anthony,

My 1976 GTB has the clamp/stud/nut affair that Spasso described. I think the drawing in the owner's manual shows the battery removal straps in place over the top of the battery. I keep mine in my jack pouch.

The original battery is long-gone. My optima has a built-in handle.

Barry
 
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