Most of the serious restorers use reproduction batteries designed to look like the orginial “Tar Top” ones. Ferrari used batteries from several different manufacturers. The correct battery for a particular car can be found on page four on the cars that have “build sheets”. If the build sheet information is not available I suggest that you look in Keith Bluemel’s wonderful book Original Ferrari V 12, 1965-1973. The batteries are listed along with most of the major electrical components. The reproduction batteries usually have a 4″x6″ smooth panel, on the long side, for the manufacturer’s logo. When you call for a reproduction battery you will need to know all of the dimensions, the positive and negative post layout and which side you want to use for the logo. A sketch helps. The battery company people cannot relate to Ferrari models and will be looking for this information. 4″x6″ reproduction manufacturer’s logos for batteries. Magneti Marelli..used on a lot of the older cars over the years
During the production of the 365 Boxers Ferrari began using a smaller Dinoplex unit, the AEC 104 BK model. This one has a blue foil sticker, 53 x 80mm. These Dinoplex units were used on the 365 BBs, 512 BBs and the 400 sedans. AEC 104 BK Dinoplex Foil Sticker
With the introduction of the Daytona series Ferrari began using a large foil service sticker on the top of the air cleaner. This sticker is 70x120mm, has “Warning” on the sides and lists the service intervals for the emission control components. It is mounted on the top of the air cleaner, in the front, turned so that it can be read from the rear of the engine. A lot of these types of details can be seen on the Daytona registry web site www.daytonaregistry.com. Daytona Air Cleaner Service Sticker
At about the time of the introduction of the new four passenger 250 GTEs F.I.S.P.A began supplying the air cleaner assemblies with a decal to replace the metal tags that had been used previously. The timing chain covers were painted with the black wrinkle finish to match the valve covers. These decals were used on the air cleaners and a change was made to the three-ear type wing nuts. These decals should be trimmed carefully and applied with a few drops of soapy water to the top of the air cleaner towards the front of the car. 250 Outside plug F.I.S.P.A. air cleaner decal.