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#477363 - 16/10/17 07:01 PM Battery removal on plus 8
RedFlash Offline
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Registered: 29/01/13
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Please can you confirm method of battery removal. is best from above or below and do all three studs need unscrewing? Advice appreciated. Ian.

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#477371 - 16/10/17 07:13 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
deano Offline

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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 4599
Loc: Taunton
I always used to remove the battery from the top but that was on pre 1980's plus 8.
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#477375 - 16/10/17 08:03 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
Ray Offline

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Registered: 05/04/14
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Loc: Llanelli
My 79 comes out the top.
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#477379 - 16/10/17 08:16 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
MarkB Offline

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Registered: 04/02/11
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Loc: Florida USA
I take my 86 out the bottom.

Cheers,
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#477381 - 16/10/17 08:18 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
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Loc: Devon UK
On my 1999 from the top.
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#477386 - 16/10/17 09:16 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
MOG 615 Offline
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Registered: 24/09/14
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Loc: London
It all depends on what sort of access you have.

The battery is one of the heavier components and if dropped there is good chance of acid spillage (or worse) so it pays to plan ahead.

You can remove from the top after taking off both terminals and the restraining rods, but it does require some pretty tight juggling with angles and tilting to clear the rear "hoop" . All of this has to be done with you bent double over the car and pretty much at full stretch. It can be done , yes, but you do need to be very careful once the battery is released that you have a very good grip and have worked out in advance how you are going to negotiate the remaining obstacles. You won't get an an opportunity to "put it down and try again"

If you are lucky enough to have a proper car lift , then you can remove the battery downwards , but now I would strongly advise having a helper nearby who can take the weight of it once released. You really don't want it to drop it!
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#477389 - 16/10/17 10:12 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
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On my 1995, from the top...

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#477438 - 17/10/17 12:56 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
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Registered: 21/07/07
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I have always done it from underneath with car jacked up on axle stands.
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#477458 - 17/10/17 04:08 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
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Registered: 19/12/11
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I solved this problem when I built the +8 Bitsa. I had noticed the battery on Bill Fink's +8+. An Odyssey battery about the same size of a "College Dictionary". On the scuttle. If it would start a Corvette engine it would also start a Rover V8. I glued this battery down to the scuttle with 3M5200. Been there for about 10 years. At 8 years I replaced it with a new battery. Pried up the old battery and glued the new battery in. This battery does it all. Lights, engine fan, heater, You name it.

Think out of the box!
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#477459 - 17/10/17 04:20 PM Re: Battery removal on plus 8 [Re: RedFlash]
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Registered: 19/12/11
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Loc: Seattle, USA
I should add, My Morgans sit for 6 months due to the weather. None of them use a "Battery Tender". 1. Odyssey and 2 Optimas. They always start their respective Morgan in the Spring.
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