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correct bat size for the w116 280se?

hi all. i want to know what size battery should go in my 1974 w116 280se? right now i have a duralast gold bat(800-1000 cranking amps) and in the back (connected to the stereo) i have an optima red top. i am curious because i have seen pics of the batteries that come with the car and they are huge like a batt for a truck or something lol. so far i havent had any problems with the bats i have in there , but if the original battery is a better choice than the duralast then i will get it. thanks
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A group 49 battery is standard for that car. A red top Optima works fine (even for a 6.9) even though the battery swims in the battery tray space.

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