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Old 06-04-2019, 04:14 AM
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Looks like this Y55 Heartbeat has on eBay would be correct other than it's missing the Energizer word also note the Delco isn't Yellow so it's not a service part or may be from a different year than noted?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/67-68-69-Ca...sAAOSw96ZcEuvl
Cheap solution even interim may be use a Y59 Topper and modify the +/- symbols to the opposite positions...easy to alter the - into a + w/ a hot screwdriver tip but you'd have to get more creative w/ the other one.

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I have a Y55 which I pulled a fiberglass mold from so I could make some correct toppers for 69 Z28's...
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Looks like this Y55 Heartbeat has on eBay would be correct other than it's missing the Energizer word also note the Delco isn't Yellow so it's not a service part or may be from a different year than noted?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/67-68-69-Ca...sAAOSw96ZcEuvl
Cheap solution even interim may be use a Y59 Topper and modify the +/- symbols to the opposite positions...easy to alter the - into a + w/ a hot screwdriver tip but you'd have to get more creative w/ the other one.

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I've thought about doing that. Only thing holding me back is whether Y59 is molded into it or not. Would be tough to remove the 9 and replace with a 5. If it were a decal that makes things easier.
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I have a Y55 which I pulled a fiberglass mold from so I could make some correct toppers for 69 Z28's...
When you get some made put me on the list, I'd like to buy one.
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What color are the caps on a Y55? I thought yellow?
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Y55's were yellow and less cranking amps than red R59's but more than green which was the lowest...Y= Yellow and R= Red?
Looks like decals only on top of the Y55 also R59 topper as pics below...ask for extra Y59 decals when you order the topper to cut a second 5 from and stick over the 9?
Ok for a pseudo Y55 topper but are the case dimensions actually slightly different also ctr. to ctr. of the posts?

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Thanks Pete,

I didn't think a Y-59 topper was available so I was thinking of using an R-59 you have pictured, and doctor it up like a Y-55.

I sensed you meant a Y-59 is available since you mentioned getting another set of Y-59 decals?
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Sorry, I meant R59 also in the previous post and don't think anything Y59 is available?
And the second 5 decal won't help w/o the Y anyway so best peel it off.
Best of luck and please post the result if you do it.

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Sorry, I meant R59 also in the previous post and don't think anything Y59 is available?
And the second 5 decal won't help w/o the Y anyway so best peel it off.
Best of luck and please post the result if you do it.

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Okay understood, thanks Pete. I thought that's what you meant but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something somewhere.

I'll grab an R59 and play with it and see how it comes out.

Even without a decal, at least with the proper colors and reverse the +/- it at least will look the part.



Edit: I think with a good picture of the original decal of the Y55, being the computer genius my wife is, I could enlist my wife to print something off that would be close and maybe complete the look.

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Y59 was never used in a Camaro. It was R59.
All the info is here: http://www.camaros.org/underhood.shtml#Batteries
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