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1958 Buick Batteries

Postby dvonk » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:24 pm

obviously, the battery in the '58 Buick is an unusual size. ive been looking online for places that have them, but i would really like to avoid the shipping charges since they are filled with lead! :shock: does anyone know auto parts stores or battery shops that stock the 3EE size battery?

58limited, unless i am mistaken, i believe i saw a 'CarQuest' logo on the battery in your engine bay photo. ive also seen '58s on ebay with NAPA batteries... anyone have any experience or suggestions on obtaining these batteries locally?
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Re: 1958 Buick Batteries

Postby Smartin » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:32 pm

I believe a tractor supply shop will have one. The one I had in mine when I bought it was a "Rural King"...somewhere out of Matoon, IL.
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Re: 1958 Buick Batteries

Postby dvonk » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:31 pm

nice, i hadnt thought of Tractor Supply. i did find what i believe is the correct battery on their website, but the website does not have any details about the stock quantity in local stores. there are a few Tractor Supply stores around here, so i will check them out. thanks for the tip!

anyone else have any suggestions?
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TRIM 412
PAINT CG
ACC. E (also BFG)
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Re: 1958 Buick Batteries

Postby 58limited » Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:34 pm

Yes, Tractor Supply has them in stock. I have also ordered them from CarQuest and O'Reilly Auto Parts. The Tractor Supply battery is a little cheaper in price.
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Re: 1958 Buick Batteries

Postby dvonk » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:13 pm

fabulous.
do you happen to recall the number of cold cranking amps the battery has? or, to rephrase the question, does it have a sufficient amount of CCAs for a '58 starter?
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STYLE 58-4439
BODY No. BK2451
TRIM 412
PAINT CG
ACC. E (also BFG)
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Re: 1958 Buick Batteries

Postby 58limited » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:34 pm

As I recall, the CCA is a little on the low side but will work. The CCA of the other batteries I've bought are not too much higher. My engine has 10:1 compression. If you are keeping the motor in your Special to factory specs, it will have 9.5:1 compression, so the battery should be fine. However, I live in a warm climate. If you are up north, it might struggle in the winter.
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1957 Pontiac Transcontinental Safari
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Re: 1958 Buick Batteries

Postby dvonk » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:32 am

thanks for the info. the 3EE size batteries ive seen online all seem to have a maximum of 400-500 CCA, id imagine this one is similar. i will give it a shot--im just sick the standard size battery substituting for one that actually fits the tray.
1958 MOD. 43
STYLE 58-4439
BODY No. BK2451
TRIM 412
PAINT CG
ACC. E (also BFG)
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