Thats not bad i have one that i stupidly got recoed as it was NOS so obviously its not NOS now was thinking of selling it but i paid a few dollars more than $560 which at the time was cheap as chips and had i left it would be rare as rocking horse do do now. Aerial done a lot of my batteries at the time and i bought a few off him and he does a good job and would deffinetly recomend him to anyone . Just spewing i played with my NOS battery it has the GMH raised lettering if anyone is interested let me know cheers Dagwoodone i may just sell it as its been recoed once and still looks beautiful.
So which era/model was the last to get the tar top/rubber cased batteries? I know of people fitting them to HQs but they were definately a thing of the past by the time HQ was released. I would guess at mid 60s.......
Greetings, The tar top batteries were replaced by the plastic cased variety mid 1970 sometime. HGs had plastic cased batteries from the factory but it would have been normal for the first replacement to have been an old tar top type depending on who/when it was changed. By HQ they were using the ones with the glass marbles in them to check the water level.
the one with the raised letters is normally for the early holden up to real early hk there are also 3 different amp hour sizes a lot getting around would be 6 cylinder ones that maybe able to beefed up the sticker type tar top was ht maybe up to HG not sure were they stopped using them.thats my understanding
Just an update on the battery on EBAY below is a link to it now...it did not sell so the owner re priced it from $575.00 buy it now. to $900.00 buy it now. Well planned so far as re positioning tactics go. Put it up firstly, then maybe start dropping it to see where the market is.
Really though, if you can't sell it for $575 maybe it would sell for $400????? I think what makes something like a battery hard to sell on Ebay is its weight.