Most of the serious restorers use reproduction batteries designed to look like the original “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. SAFA 6SR3..used on the 410 Super Americas
With the electric fuel pumps there is a fuel filter also made by F.I.S.P.A. The filter element is contained in a steel bowl which is painted gray or an industrial green color which has a decal telling the mechanic to be sure to change the filter. These filters are always packed with mud and rust on the old cars. Be sure that the tank is near empty before removing the filter bowl. Multicolored F.I.S.P.A. decal, used on cars near #1500
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.