Lotus Elan

replacement battery

PostPost by: racy7 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:27 pm

I need a replacement battery for my 69 Elan, the old one has given 10 years service but is now dead. Previously I would get one in UK but with all covid restrictions it is not so easy to get there (I live in Luxembourg). The european suppliers I have contacted only have batteries with the +terminal on the right anyone know where I can get a proper one??

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PostPost by: Lotusian » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:10 pm

You could consider using a local battery and getting a longer earth lead to reach the -ve terminal.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:10 am

Should be able to find a local supplier, it’s an 037 battery I believe.

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:31 am

Trabants are right positive.
About the right size, maybe not enough cranking, gotta be close.
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:31 am

Just turn the battery around 180 degrees like me.

It makes it much easier to connect a charger too.

You may need a longer earth lead., and something to cover the terminals.
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PostPost by: LI-599 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:42 am

Hi guys,
Here is picture of battery in my 1969 S4 showing terminals at the closest side and I wasn’t aware it could go the other way round. If the picture is on its side, just tap it and it will correct.
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