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Krbk123

02-14-2021 11:59:35




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What was the original battery for a R and where was it located, and any pictures would be greatly appreciated. We are trying to restore to 100% original.




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SWMolines

02-22-2021 04:34:56




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 Re: R in reply to Krbk123, 02-14-2021 11:59:35  
I lay my Optima batteries on the side to clear the tank.
Some of the very early Rs had the battery mounted behind the rear axle on the operator platform.



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Rich'sToys

02-20-2021 21:17:52




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 Re: R in reply to Krbk123, 02-14-2021 11:59:35  
On my R I shimmed both ends of the gas tank up a little to get the battery under there. It works fine, but doesn't have the nice straight line of sight along the top of the hood and gas tank.



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clyde in colo

02-20-2021 13:00:18




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 Re: R in reply to Krbk123, 02-14-2021 11:59:35  
I bought one at NAPA that fit under the tank as shown.



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sms

02-20-2021 09:08:19




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 Re: R in reply to Krbk123, 02-14-2021 11:59:35  
Has to be a short one. I understand one for an old VW bug fits. Or look up sizes, interstate used to make one that fit.



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DIM

02-15-2021 02:29:08




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 Re: R in reply to Krbk123, 02-14-2021 11:59:35  
Sorry but If you want your R to be original then the decals are wrong. The decal on the gas tank and on the hood were never used togather. If your tractor is a 1949 then the hood decal is wrong. Most people get the 1949 wrong. See picture of 49 It has wrong motor and alt but right decals



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larry Mi

02-14-2021 13:13:31




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 Re: R in reply to Krbk123, 02-14-2021 11:59:35  
It was under the fuel tank. 6v





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