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1958 Plymouth - Need new battery; current setup has reverse polarity
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58Belvedere
Posted 2020-04-16 6:29 AM (#596917)
Subject: 1958 Plymouth - Need new battery; current setup has reverse polarity



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Hi all!

The battery in my Plymouth (350 GC) is about 17 years old and is not holding a charge. I'm looking for a vintage looking replacement. The one concern I have is that, for whatever reason, the current battery is wired with the positive as the ground.

The car was converted decades ago to an electronic ignition--I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it.

If I get a new battery, can I just drop in a battery such as this one and turn it so that the postive terminal goes to the ground, or do I need a special battery?


Electrical is the weakest part of my automotive acumen, so any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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57plymouth
Posted 2020-04-16 8:50 AM (#596920 - in reply to #596917)
Subject: Re: 1958 Plymouth - Need new battery; current setup has reverse polarity



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You don't need a special battery.

Why someone converted the car to positive ground is another mystery.
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58Belvedere
Posted 2020-04-16 10:05 PM (#596966 - in reply to #596917)
Subject: Re: 1958 Plymouth - Need new battery; current setup has reverse polarity



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Thanks for the reply! The good news is I'm an idiot and it's not a reverse polarity situation.
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