Battery stickers

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  1. Hi guys,

    There are a few different Lucas battery stickers available, has anyone got any idea what style would be correct for '65/'66?

    [url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LUCAS-BATTERY-STICKERS-12V-old-classic-racing-car-etc_W0QQitemZ170089969100QQihZ007QQcategoryZ36677QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LUCAS-BATTERY-STICKERS-12V-old-classic-racing-car-etc_W0QQitemZ170089969100QQihZ007QQcategoryZ36677QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem[/url]

    Also, battery polarity stickers are hawked by numerous repro stores, would a Mk1 have had those? I can't remember them.:?

    Best regards

    Al

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    top left, or msecond down on right both look cracking. Ive no idea what is correct.

    I think Halfords do a super completely black battery, and when fitted with one of these stickers, it really does look smashing.

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    [b]DaveShreeve wrote: [/b] “No idea which battery sticker but battery polarity wasn't an issue on Mk1s – they were all positive, along with everything else. Polarity stickers appeared late 60s early 70s when vehicles with either were likely to be presented in workshops. I note current vehicles don't seem to be marked again, presumably on the basis that everything is now negative.”

    Hi Dave,

    You are quite correct so far as British cars go and Lucas systems and that does really answer my question.

    American cars in general were negative earth fromthe beginningof carlighting and starting systems but stuck with 6 volts for too long.

    Al

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    Al,

    was there enough American penetration into NZ for BMC to consider stickering cars for your market? Did the Americans feel it nessecary to sticker their vehicles? I'd consider American cars in the UK in the 60s to be specialist marketing and servicing and therefore probably not stickered.

    Dave

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    Hi Dave,

    My initial question was to establish the correctness of the stickers andI mentioned I couldn't remember seeing them back in the 60's. It seems my memory is probably correct and they didn't have them fitted.

    There were just as many American cars here as British up until the mid 60's when Canada stopped making right hand drive versions. Most British and euro cars were too light for our rural roads and fell apart. The American cars had more generouspower allowances,could handle being loadd and still maintaining adequate pace.

    Regards

    Al

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    No idea which battery sticker but battery polarity wasn't an issue on Mk1s – they were all positive, along with everything else. Polarity stickers appeared late 60s early 70s when vehicles with either were likely to be presented in workshops. I note current vehicles don't seem to be marked again, presumably on the basis that everything is now negative.

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    Hi James,

    Thanks for that,which one do you prefer? There are two there that seem to match quite well, the red background one in the centreseems quite good.

    Al

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