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    Posted: 19 Jul 2014 at 3:35pm
Hi, im a new member so im not to familiar with this...But anyways I have a 1978 620 and I just recently acquired a new Ac Delco battery but it is substancially bigger than my old one and im scared it wont fit. So what is the correct size for the stock battery? Also I live in California and my truck is about ready for Smog, is there anything I should double check or do to help make it pass?
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Welcome! My battery is: 11"X7"X8.5" it fits within the battery tray just fine and I have no issues with the hood closing and grounding the battery. Make sure you use a battery tie down to keep it locked in place. As for the smog, make sure everything is there and in working order, also check your gas cap for a cracked gasket, replace if necessary. Good luck!
Post some pics of your truck when you can.
Jersey

P.S. I couldn't find dimensions on the stock battery. As long as it fits without any impediments...I'm sure your AC Delco will be fine.

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Jersey- Great! Thanks for the help! -Russell
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Welcome! Make sure you arent using a bungee cord to hold the battery down. You gotta make sure it clears the hood to o. I use an optima red top with no issues. Don't remember the size but I think it was bigger than what it had before. Which was a honda battery.
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The guy at the Firestone Tire where I got it from (they were on Sale for $80.00...best price in town) said that my old battery was a vw beetle battery and that's why I had such low cranking power. Me and my father mad our own battery mount using a piece of aluminum and then the original steel rods with rubber bushings a lock washer and 2 nuts. I tried pretty hard to move it and it was pretty well secured it wouldn't budge-Thanks for all of the suggestions and help!

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P.S. it definitly clears the hood, me and my dad drove the truck around a lot yesterday just to make sure that everything is in good working order and it was so im hoping to Smog it Tuesday and for the best results!!!!!!!!!!
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These are the newest pics I got....2 or 3 months old ive done some work since then
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