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Old 22-12-2011   #16
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Re: All 500 owners in USA, report in

What replacement batteries you guys using and from where?
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Old 23-12-2011   #17
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Old 23-12-2011   #18
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Went through this 2 months ago. I walked over to my local parts store with dimensions in hand, think it was 8.5-9" max on length , 5-6" on width and 7-8 inches on height, thats off memory so if you need actual dims let me know and i'll measure for you when i get home. Anyway was quickly able to find a battery that met those dim's. 600 cranking amps, think thats plenty for the 500cc motor. Cost was around usd70.

so far no issues. i did install a cutoff switch on the neg side and use a battery tender.

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Old 23-12-2011   #19
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How do i undo the dislike. My fingers are hitting random bittoms while i'm shopping at he mall with the wife
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Old 24-12-2011   #20
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Re: All 500 owners in USA, report in

no sweat. I measured mine, its 9" length, 5 " width, and 7.5" height. Sears has one with the same dims and cranking amps...but my local auto parts was closer.

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ohhh forgot to mention....., if your cable ends are still original, you may find that the battery posts will be a bit larger. I didnt want to mess with my original cable ends so i filed the battery posts a bit and they fit no problem.
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Old 03-01-2012   #22
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Frank, I'm actually in Italy, but I'll be moving to Florida during this month.
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Welcome everyone.

Who all has a newer 500 in the states? I plan on getting an Abarth in a year or two after they come out.
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I'm in italy at this time but will be moving to Virginia at the end of the year and we are taking our his and hers pair of 500's.
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Looks good jota
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Re: All 500 owners in USA, report in

I am in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Very close to Franklin. About 30 miles southwest of Nashville. I have a 1969 500L I bought in Memphis from an ex-F-16 mechanic who brought it back from Italy.

I need a rebuildable 650 engine and transmission!!!
Any help from USA folks is appreciated.

Easy to fit battery size in USA is a 51 or 51R size. Only difference is what side the positive teminal is on. You can buy this size anywhere.

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Just got my 1966 500F in from Italy see a few peeps I know in here already.
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Jota and tbig' know me..... Its the Redman kids!!! Anyway im still in Italy, but will be state side in about a year. Probably Caliifornia. We own a house in the Winchester, Va area where we will be permanantly when we retire. I have a 1965 Fiat 500 F. Easy to recognized, because its the best looking one around... Lol jk. Anyway ill get some pix up soon.
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Trixx thats a nice Nero Fiat beside you
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