wallstreet battery rebuild recap

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wallstreet battery rebuild recap

yea, i did the search and found the old thread that i had asked about the rebuild on. of course, it's been awhile since i looked at that. again, my batteries are getting worse (they were getting better for awhile but all good things come to an end). as i was originally, i'm still concerned about the dangers of opening a wallstreet battery since i've never seen it done. so the two options again. anyone have suggestions on how to get it open without risking any internal damage or explosion (it would be preferable NOT to have the battery explode!)? if not, are there any places that anyone knows that actually do rebuild batteries that i could consult about this?

of course, i'll be expecting the list of comments saying to get rid of my wallstreet again, but i refuse! i enjoy it too much. anyway, i'd say disassembling the old thing twice justifies my love for it.

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Here's Someone else trying to do the same thing...

http://68kmla.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=43942

He seems to have gotten a bit further along than you say you have so far.

Note that there are TWELVE not eight 17670 cells in a wallstreet battery, as another person mistakenly posted in your earlier thread (pismo g3 batteries have eight cells, but of a different type (18650), so they may have mistook a pismo battery for one that goes in a wallstreet).

I've been thinking of doing something like this also, and this is what I've managed to come up with. Of course, if you do this, it is ENTIRELY at your own risk. This is all pure speculation on my part and I have not attempted this myself, so consider yourself duly warned for any and all liability purposes:

I've heard that you can use an x-acto or utility blade knife to CAREFULLY score the battery casing along the seam that runs around to sides of the casing. Then use a non-metallic tool shaped like a flathead screwdriver (personally, I don't know what that would be) to GENTLY pry the halves apart. Maybe if you shallowly score the seam over and over again, you might be able to get the cut just barely deep enough to open the casing without breaking it or cutting or shorting any of the cells.

Best of luck!

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i am shocked that someone rep

i am shocked that someone replied to this after so long! interestingly enough, despite still wanting at least one rebuilt battery, my wallstreet has stabilized in running time from battery power in the past few months. i've actually been too distracted with my new car and my forum work with it to pay attention to any of my macs (other than fighting my albook today). maybe at some point in the future i will start a thread about interfacing a mac with a saab SID if i ever decide to do an in-car-mac.

i will respond if i do anything with the batteries.

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