Todays modern dry or gel cell batteries are usually more dependable and powerful than the old style flooded batteries. Also, they are safer without the corrosive acid.
However…BIG PROBLEM…for us who like old cars; They sure don’t look sexy in the engine compartment of a vintage car. It is OK if they are hidden but if they are visible in the engine compartment it just looks wrong. We need to come up with a solution. Working on our Project 1937 Ford Cabriolet we came up with the following:
Here is my ugly but good 6 Volt battery.
Here is a plastic box and top that looks like an old timey battery that I found at the swap meet.
Here is the modern ugly battery in the box.
Here is the box with the ugly battery hidden by the lid. Looks old-timey to me.
I may add some faux lead connectors on top of the box if I have time, we’ll see…