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Old 02-08-2013, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Battery OK decal, what's on it?

I just got my set of Osborn 1965 decals.

What exactly is supposed to be written on the Battery OK decal?

All I see are pics of peoples cars with them on, but nothing is written on them.
I want to write on it what should be, even if it is a facsimile of what it is and not the cars actual reading.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lynn,

The original 65/66 examples that I have seen had the specific gravity written in pen or pencil, the date stamped in ink, and the inspector written in pen, ink-stamped, or punched out.

The problem is that the original decal was paper, so it's life expectancy was pretty short. If you want to be more correct, order the ECS version that NPD sells and fill it out. It is a nice version of the original decal.
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On mine I just made up some bs voltages and used dates that pertain to the car. For the badge number, I used c.i.d and wife's b-day.
I don't know how the original data was written on there but I like the easter egg I created with it.
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The original 65/66 examples that I have seen had the specific gravity written in pen or pencil, the date stamped in ink, and the inspector written in pen, ink-stamped, or punched out.
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That looks like the example from the 429mustangcougarinfo.com site. Don't know if that's a replication of an original tag, but the format is probably more similar to tags done in the later 60s and early 70s. I would expect to see an ink-stamped date in a day/month/year (i.e. 1/24/66) format on a 65/66 era decal.
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That looks like the example from the 429mustangcougarinfo.com site. Don't know if that's a replication of an original tag, but the format is probably more similar to tags done in the later 60s and early 70s. I would expect to see an ink-stamped date in a day/month/year (i.e. 1/24/66) format on a 65/66 era decal.
That's exactly what it is. Replicating stamps on a repro tag is easy.

Create the stamp you wish on your computer. For realism, angle them- the factory had no time to stamp straight and centered. Print the stamp on paper, using a laser printer. Using masking tape, attach the sticker to the paper, taping only the edge that will go first. Run the paper through again. Write the handwritten portion, and put the sticker on the car.
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Thanks for the info!
Do you have pics of an actual stamped 65/66 era decal?
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Lynn,

Here is a picture of the Battery OK decal on Mike Murray's 10,000 original mile 65 convertible



Even on low mileage cars, these decals just don't hold up. As you can see, the inspector used a punch on this one, which is a June 65 Dearborn built car. Also, although it's really hard to see, the date is ink-stamped and is on about a 30* angle. I can only tell you since I've seen it in person.
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