After being unavailable for the past several years, restoration batteries are back on the shelf at Mancini Racing. The yellow, green, and red-capped beauties are part of TurboStart’s Collector Series which features officially-licensed products that are meant to be ringers for original equipment. Details like correctly-colored caps, molded-in Mopar labeling (not stickers), and accurate sizing make these a perfect addition to any engine bay looking for a factory feel.
According to MyMopar.com, green-capped Group 24 batteries were used on smaller engines up to a 340, depending on year. Starting in 1967, yellow-capped Group 24s were paired with 340 cubes or bigger. The behemoth, red-capped Group 27 was reserved for higher performance models, but also optional in some combinations. While that information is fine as a rule of thumb, it’s best to have a broadcast sheet handy to definitively determine which battery came with a given car.
Both Group 24 versions are rated at 690 cranking amps and 550 cold cranking amps. The Group 27 battery’s bigger frame allows for ratings of 960 cranking amps and 775 cold cranking amps. One-year warranties protect against manufacturing defects.
Positive and negative battery cables are a perfect pairing, especially given the fact that generic parts store cables would stick out like a fly on a wedding cake. The same goes for hold downs. There really isn’t a better way to accentuate an engine bay, so visit Mancini Racing today.