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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gearhead Graphics, Nov 27, 2019.
They have them at walmart
1 year warranty
Yup, if you like paying lots of money for a warranty, then cheap batteries are not for you.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Well, those mower batteries should be for big fuggin mowers
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.
Excuse me while I go thumb through some 60 year old magazines, looking for ads for AGM batteries
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.
Our 50 Chevy has a large Walmart special in the trunk. Been there since we bought the car in 2011.
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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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