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#1 Lucas battery…

Post by DavidJ » Tue Apr 18, 2023 3:15 pm

Hi,
Would anyone know if you can buy one of those quality period look Lucas branded (embossed) 12 volt car battery please in the UK?
I have seen them on American sites but not it in the UK.
Thanks.
David

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#2 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by dlgis » Tue Apr 18, 2023 3:53 pm

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#3 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by DavidJ » Tue Apr 18, 2023 4:27 pm

Hi Daryl,
Thanks for your response.
Sadly not the right battery, the one I have seen pictures on has LUCAS in raised letters on the casing.
Thanks again.
David

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#4 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by Gfhug » Tue Apr 18, 2023 4:32 pm

Look at these topics:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4426&p=135844&hilit ... er#p135844
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16142&p=132459&hili ... er#p132459

Searched on Lucas, then those results for sticker and found these two of several topics that will help you.

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#5 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by Heuer » Tue Apr 18, 2023 6:12 pm

There was a company selling repro Lucas cases with a modern battery inside - Antique Car Battery Co or some such. Search for battery in the Upgrades Forum for more info. Very expensive to buy and even more costly to ship over. Not sure they are still in business of classic batteries: https://www.antiqueautobattery.com/

I have a Halfords battery decked out with a faux Lucas plate and stick on red filler plugs. Works well and detailed in the upgrades section: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4426

This is what I did:
A Yuasa YBX3113 (DIN 56011) battery; £54: https://www.thebatteryshop.co.uk/yuasa- ... 8858-p.asp
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Stickers removed and this kit applied; £20 from eBay seller Weskcar:
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The alternative if you want the +ve post on the other side is a Halfords HB030; £80: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/batte ... 74064.html
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Remove stickers and apply this kit; £20 from eBay seller Weskcar:
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The black embossed Lucas battery was used up until the end of 3.8 production. The FRV 117A labelled battery with the red caps was used on the 4.2 cars and obviously for replacement of the earlier Lucas style. When searching for a replacement battery take the hold down bracket with you as sizes vary even though they are all supposed to be DIN 56011 spec size - 236 x 178 x 182mm (LWH).

The rubber cased, bitumen sealed batteries from Lincon, Shield and Fuller are a nightmare because they will invariably leak. This is because the Factory hold down bracket causes the battery walls to distort usually next to one of the terminals. It was a problem in period and Jaguar tried various fixes - Thackary washers and three iterations of rubber buffers. Not a problem with these modern plastic batteries and they are half the price!
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#6 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by DavidJ » Thu Apr 20, 2023 5:43 pm

Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
I have taken a look on eBay but unable to find the Weskcar kit of black Lucas embossed plate and cell caps?
Thanks again.
David

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#7 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by mgcjag » Thu Apr 20, 2023 6:05 pm

Get one 3D printed.....Steve
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#8 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by caveman » Thu Apr 20, 2023 6:38 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/weskcar
Doesn’t seem to have Lucas presently.
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#9 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by Harveysearle » Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:39 pm

Did you find anyone else that you could get the Lucas battery tops from

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Post by Bedon51 » Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:29 pm

Get one 3D printed.

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#11 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by Monkeyfinger » Sat May 18, 2024 9:35 am

I can 3D print the red caps - I've put a set on the For Sale board
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#12 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by DWW » Sat May 18, 2024 11:02 am

It would nicer printing the raised ‘LUCAS’ cover…..
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#13 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by mgcjag » Sat May 18, 2024 11:39 am

Nice job Richard :thumbsup:
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#14 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by Monkeyfinger » Sat May 18, 2024 11:47 am

Not a problem to print the raised cover, but unfortunately I don't have one to copy. If I had a good photo and a couple of dimensions, that would be all I need...actually, I really just need the height of the lettering.
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#15 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by Heuer » Sat May 18, 2024 3:53 pm

I can provide photos and dimensions but not until later next week..
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#16 Re: Lucas battery…

Post by Monkeyfinger » Sun May 19, 2024 9:20 am

Thanks David - I've actually created the plate with text, but I need a few sizes to correct the scaling of my 3D model. I copied the Lucas logo, so that's all fine.
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I need to confirm:
Text font height
Rectangular backplate dimensions, including approximate thickness
Raised height of letters
Radius of rectangular plate corners - I know the other 3D printed version had square corners, but I've seen original battery images that seem to have a radius.

Then I can have a go making a plate to check quality, and see if anyone is interested...
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