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Hot Rods small battery reccomendations

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gearhead Graphics, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,167


    They have them at walmart
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  2. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,318


    1 year warranty
  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,167


    Yup, if you like paying lots of money for a warranty, then cheap batteries are not for you.
    RMR&C and 31Vicky with a hemi like this.
  4. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,117

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Under the seat,but still a hole in floor there were about 1/2 a battery can hang down below floor. Having a bat too small to crank much can kill the fun too EZ. Amp.s is key,an big amp.s is size.
    I helped my buddy put on under his red 23 T that dose not show much,in fact he likes to show others were it is. The battery box we made for it is" Mirror finish stainless steel=so looking at it,one can't see it/as it looks like the ground under the the car. Fools a lot of guys.
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  5. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,230

    from Ioway

    In most cases the only difference between a 4 year battery and a 1 year battery is the sticker itself. They are betting you won't need it. Somebody who worked a summer between semesters worked at a battery manufacturer and said OCV was measured as they came off the line, those with the highest voltage got the longest warranty.
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  6. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865


    Odyssey batteries can be mounted in any position except inverted.

    I am also using the PC680 in my Model A
    with a SBC and hi-torque starter. I replace it about every 7 years and don't use any type of trickle charge. If I remember correctly the Dyna-Bat is a re-labeled Odyssey for more money.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  7. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,247


    I have one of the Braille ones in my 31 roadster over the rear fender well. It was one of the higher CCA batteries for its size. So far works well. Anyone know if I can use a regular battery tender on it?
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,093


    Well, those mower batteries should be for big fuggin mowers:eek:

    The thing to be concerned about is the max amps they'll take from your charging system. Most mower/bike/powersport batteries want no more than 15-20 amps. A standard no frills alternator pumps about 48-55 at full tilt, or about 2000 engine RPM. Big batteries from bigger stuff, likely fine, but the one in my mower? I would't even consider it for car duty. And now we're talking under a seat too? Maybe I'm just a stubborn old bastid but heat and acid and amps and such right under my ass sounds less appealing than another alternative. I see nobody mentioned Optimas. I hate those fuckers...

    Perhaps this is the one area where $$$ spent now saves a multiple amount later, if only for the specialized application.
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  9. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,167


    Excuse me while I go thumb through some 60 year old magazines, looking for ads for AGM batteries :)
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  10. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,110


    DSCF3492.JPG Mine is not a compact battery, but I don't have a charging system. It is a Auto craft gel 75 from Advance
    auto. It's 640 CCA and it cranks my small block Ford and runs my electric fuel pump and water pump and ignition box .
    I paid about 90 bucks for it with my discount.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  11. Rramjet1
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
    Posts: 74


    Our 50 Chevy has a large Walmart special in the trunk. Been there since we bought the car in 2011.

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  12. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,593

    from Berry, AL

    I get the biggest battery with the most CCA's that will fit the battery boxes. I'm like squirrel, I buy the cheap Walmart batteries. I wouldn't trust a small lawnmower battery in a car, heck, I've had problems with them having enough amps to crank a mower.

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