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Summershandy
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Thought I'd try here. No big deal just curious. On my '54 Pontiac StarChief there is a springy clip on one end of the battery cover. All cables are accounted for and held down. The clip doesn't push down as to hold something to me and is only on one end. There doesn't seem to be one missing on the other end. I found a pic online and there's another vehicle with the same clip with nothing with it. I'm kinda perplexed. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Spinneyhill said:

No idea. But it looks like something goes into that rectangular hole in the top and the metal clip is the retainer for it.

Exactly what I was thinking. Some sort of cover for that hole is missing.

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1 hour ago, franklinman said:

There was originally a longish thin cover that spanned the top of the main battery hold down that your clip held in place. The idea was that removing it allowed access to the battery fill caps. Many ended up being discarded, as apparently your has been.

 

Exactly as stated. I believe that for Buick it was a one year only for V8 model 53 Super and Roadmaster. I have one that I could photograph later if interested.

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On ‎4‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 5:57 AM, joe_padavano said:

 

Fusick might sell reproduction cover plates for the 1953 12-volt Buick battery cover (pictured), but if you're saying that this 1953 Buick battery cover plate and a 12-volt battery are the same size as a 1954 6-volt Pontiac, you are wrong.  

 

Al Malachowski

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"500 Miles West of Flint"

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Hello Summershandy,

 

Just recently brought my car out of winter storage and was able to take a few photos which may help you. This is the center section for the battery cover which you have. Notice the right end has a tab extending downward which presses into the right side of your cover in post #7 and the left end will fit under your tab of the existing cover.

 

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