[Healeys] Battery Post ????

WILLIAM B LAWRENCE ynotink at msn.com
Sat Dec 1 13:23:31 MST 2007

Keep the torch away from the battery! (Just one of those reflexes. I can 
imagine myself with a spoonful of molten lead in one hand and a lit propane 
torch in the other absent mindedly setting the torch down pointing at the 
cell vents...) An exploded battery would solve the battery post problem, but 
cause many more.)

Bill Lawrence

>From: John Loftus <loftusdesign at cox.net>
>To: "JACK NEWTON" <jmnewt at comcast.net>
>CC: "'healeys at autox.team.net'" <healeys at autox.team.net>
>Subject: [Healeys]   Re: Battery Post ????
>Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 11:30:11 -0800
>Most likely you will need to dig down removing some lead around the broken 
>off screw until
>you can get a needle nose vise grip or something similar to back out the 
>screw. If successful,
>you can then get some lead (fishing weights work well), put them in a metal 
>spoon or cup and
>apply heat from below with a propane torch. It doesn't take much heat to 
>melt the lead and you can
>then pour it into the damaged area. Let it cool and then hammer the new 
>lead carefully to get
>it to flatten out and fill the voids better. Then you can redrill the post 
>for a new screw (tape the
>drill so you only go as deep at the other post hole).
>Anyway, this worked for me on a stripped out battery post. Wear safety 
>glasses and take your time.
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