Original 1964 Type 60 Battery with Correct Spring-Ring Battery Cable Terminals

Original 1964 Type 60 Battery with Correct Spring-Ring Battery Cable Terminals

I just installed some correct for 1964 spring ring terminal cables for my battery and thought some fresh pictures were in order.

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Comment by Jason Edge on May 17, 2017 at 4:59pm

Robert, I have several 63 upper grill support bars with the battery hold down bracket nut rotted, or rotting away, but have one in solid VG condition. The price is $65 + s/h Shoot me an email to jasonedge@nc.rr.com with address and I will get you a total with shipping and payment details. Jason.

Comment by Robert Alan Shannon on May 17, 2017 at 4:31pm

Sorry bout that; for a '63.

Comment by Robert Alan Shannon on May 17, 2017 at 4:29pm

Jason ,would you happen to have an upper grille support bar with a good bracket/nut? If not could you put me on your wait list? My bracket was mostly gone, so I Just ground the rest off. My battery (non stock) wedges in tight, but I'd like to go back original someday.

Comment by Jason Edge on May 17, 2017 at 12:28pm

I'm constantly learning something new everyday. Often it is remembering something I had once knew and had forgotten! The one trunk light hole in the 63 deck lid is one I had forgotten until I started going through pictures to confirm yesterday. I have been on another run of 64's and of course my main squeeze is a 64, so those details start to slip away over the years.

Comment by Doug Meloan on May 17, 2017 at 11:57am

Jason,  My 1963 upper grill support bar with the raised bracket is not factory original and therefore not a late year design change.  When I purchased the car back in 1991 from the original owner that entire area was rusted/corroded out from battery acid and the battery was being held into place with bungee cords, yikes.  When the area was restored I did not have the correct information on how that bracket hold down was suppose to be so that one was designed and used.  It works great, it just does not have the opening at the top for a bolt to be utilized. In 1991 I did not have internet or website availability which would have been really useful at the time. Websites like the 63 64 Cadillac Chapter are a tremendous asset! 

Comment by Russ Austin on September 30, 2014 at 7:56am

Yup, that's what I have seen also. A bracket with a nut.

Comment by Jason Edge on September 30, 2014 at 7:01am

The upper grill support bar should have a raised bracket with welded nut to secure the hold down bracket from the top via a bolt.Also the shop manual refers to 2 hold down screws under battery removal and installation.

Doug's has been the first 63 I've seen with solid top on the upper grill support bar bracket with hold down bracket lip underneath it.  There is definite a possibility they changed designs within the year.

Here is what I've seen on my 11 1963 Parts cars:

Comment by Russ Austin on September 29, 2014 at 8:36pm

The front bracket on the hold down bar, looks like it sits on top of the core support bracket.

Comment by Jason Edge on September 29, 2014 at 7:11pm

Here is the McVeys link for the 63 style: http://www.mcveys.com/parts/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=138&idcate...

and installed on the car:

Comment by Russ Austin on September 29, 2014 at 6:39pm

Doug, just read your reply. The 63 battery hold down clam, on the front of the car, looks different. On the cars I have parted out, and my own 2 cars, there is a nut plate on the front bracket.

Since Mcveys is producing the correct size, I will try to modify theirs to fit a regular new battery.  


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