Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

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#1 Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by eTypeG » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:09 am

Where can I get a battery same/similar as/to the original Lucas FRV 11/7A ?

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#2 Re: Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by Heuer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:24 pm

I use this one although bear in mind the terminals or on the outer edge rather than inner as per original fitment (which was stupid!): https://www.halfords.com/motoring/batte ... 74064.html
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Most original were produced by the Antique Battery Company but very expensive and they seem to have given up business:

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#3 Re: Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by chrisfell » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:34 pm

I have a modern battery, similar to the Halfords one, but with a huge green LUCAS sticker on it. Got it through an eBay seller several years back.
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#4 Re: Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by eTypeG » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:36 pm

Heuer wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:24 pm
I use this one although bear in mind the terminals or on the outer edge rather than inner as per original fitment (which was stupid!): https://www.halfords.com/motoring/batte ... 74064.html
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Most original were produced by the Antique Battery Company but very expensive and they seem to have given up business:

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I like the Antique Battery Company version, is it no longer available?, anything similar anywhere ?

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#5 Re: Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by mgcjag » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:44 pm

Similar from SNG https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/Englis ... 03.8%20DHC and others just googlee type 030 battery.... Steve
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#6 Re: Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by eTypeG » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:59 pm

Just found this website, not sure the best one for a S1 ??

https://batterycentralmall.com/Batterie ... aguar.html

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#7 Re: Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by eTypeG » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:18 pm

Does anyone know the max length a battery can be for a S1, two available I am looking at 10-1/4" and 12" ?

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#8 Re: Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by abowie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:30 pm

eTypeG wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Does anyone know the max length a battery can be for a S1, two available I am looking at 10-1/4" and 12" ?
If you take the rectangular battery hold down frame with you it'll become clear quickly.
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#9 Re: Lucas FRV 11/7A Battery.

Post by Heuer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:54 pm

The Halfords battery is a perfect fit and costs £80 with a three year warranty claimable at any of their stores. Peel off the stickers and it is as anonymous as the original was. If you want a Lucas FRV sticker there is an example in the Factory Fit thread.

The Battery Central Mall one that is linked is perfect but is going to set you back a lot (£550) to get it shipped over here. Unless you are going concours the Halfords one is a no brainer.
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