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240z Battery Dimension?

Discussion in '240Z / 260Z / 280Z' started by Wyn, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    I'm strugglin to find a battery that fits the battery tray of my 74 240z.
    I tried the local factors to see what battery "type" it should use, but unsurprisingly they don't list it.
    I've tried two diffo batteries so far, but they are either to short or to high :confused:
    Does anyone know what the proper battery "type" should be?

    Also is the battery clamp on the 240 and 260 the same, as I'm not sure that isn't part of the problem?
  2. Mr.G

    Z Club Member


    just had a look at mine which fits perfectly, it's a Bosch Silver 7A (12V, 70 Ah, 510A)

    Part no. 570 072 051
  3. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    Cheers :)
    Does yours use a clamp that goes right around the top of the battery n is held down by a long hooked stud n nut? Does it fit the clamp properly?

    Has anyone got a pic of the battery in situ (facing down on it)
  4. Mr.G

    Z Club Member

    Yes, it has the clamp going all the way round with the long hooked bolt securing it.

    Here is what it looks like--->

    Attached Files:

  5. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    Cheers for the pic, that's a great help! :)
    Atleast I can see how things should run now [​IMG]

    Btw, is that a brand new car you have there?
    Tis a seriously clean machine :cool:
  6. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    The beauty of the Internet n pics, I just had another look and I can see I've got lots of bits missing lol :D

    Also what is that loom for that runs around and infront of the battery, I take it that isn’t std?
  7. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

  8. Mr.G

    Z Club Member

    Cheers Wyn, she is in pretty good shape for a 73.

    Yours may be missing those bits but don't worry, mine is missing some carbs which yours has. The wires are for the Electronic Fuel Injection. (Early 280ZX engine with all the EFI gubbins).
  9. zbloke

    zbloke Forum User


    If its any help the part number on the battery on my 240Z is 072, which I think ties in with the middle numbers in George's Bosch battery part number

  10. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    Cheers Tim
    I'll quote George's bosch number to the local bosch agents, n see what they come up with :)
  11. Mr.F

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    069 and 072 are both valid battery I.D. numbers in general usage. 069 is usually a standard battery and 072 is heavy duty. The original battery was a Yuasa N50Z - if you can still find these, they look very authentic.

    The battery frame also should have a plastic battery cover with separate filler cover, but you would need to check that these would fit your battery as they were designed for the Yuasa or equivalent.
  12. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    Cheers Mike

    I shall go in search of a battery now.

    btw, Luckily I have the plastic tray and a plastic top cover :)
  13. Mr.G

    Z Club Member

    I've got the plastic battery tray, but what is the filler cover? Has anyone got a photo please?

    Getting the battery into position without touching the bodywork and shorting something is a bit like that game in the 80's called operation. :D
  14. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    Cover needing a clean ;)


    Hard to believe they made them to run the live so close to the bodywork! One tap n the things gunna short fa sure
  15. Mr.G

    Z Club Member

    Thanks for the pic Wyn, so does this go on top of the battery, :confused:??

    Never seen this before, what's it for ?
  16. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    Yep, it goes on top of the battery n the square brkt clamps that down in place

    Not sure if it should have another smaller cover over the central part tho
    I guess it's meant to stop the brkt from digging into the battery?
  17. Mr.G

    Z Club Member

    Thanks for that Wyn :)
  18. Mr.F

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    The filler cover is a separate piece which clips onto the big oval hole!
  19. Mr.G

    Z Club Member

    Thanks Mike, so what is the purpose of all these bits, is it to protect any shorting of the battery onto the bodywork?
  20. Graeme - CZ

    Graeme - CZ
    Z Club Member

    @Wyn I’m curious, which battery did you go for in the end. I’ve got same issue. New one does not fit. Needs to be available in the UK.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks, Graeme

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