96 EB 7.3L battery options
The 94-96(?) 7.3L Ford diesels have a dual battery starter setup with both a group 50 and group 65 battery. I have interstates that are pretty old and wanted to replace them.
It seems hard to find two batteries of the same Manufacture/type now in both 50 and 65 sizes.
The options I can do i think are:
1) Interstate C65-XHD and C20-XHD. Only 24 month warranty on these for some reason
2) Optima Yellowtops - D34 (with included 65 adapters) and D51 (have to figure out tie down, but perfect fit apparently)
3) Same battery for both, seems someone got a bigger battery to fit in the same place, but had no tie down method. Not so good for off-road.
Any comments or suggestions on these options?
I have separate AGM batteries for house loads.
'73 LR Series III 88
'80 LR Stage I V8 109
'96 Sportsmobile 7.3L EB