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Old 09-23-2007, 06:07 AM
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Bad Dog Batteries ???

i was seeking options for battery location for the 30 Chevy i just bought and ran accross the Bad Dog battery which is much smaller than a group 24...
is this a good battery? are there others out there that are better?
i like the idea of a smaller battery if they are any good...
advice please??? THANX!
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:59 AM
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After looking over your last 3 posts, I take it you want to "clean" up the trunk area. You're fairly limited to location of batteries, gas tanks, etc., when you build these cars. Batteries can be stashed under the body in various locations, making them difficult to replace and maintain. Gas tanks, how big, how far can you go on a tank, are you refilling every 100 miles? Have you room under the trunk area for a flatter tank, freeing up the trunk? Personally, I like the looks of your car, I wouldn't sweat the petty stuff..
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:30 AM
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thanx for the info and compliment....
have you ever heard of the bad do battery?
heres a link,,,scroll to bottom of page...
http://www.redneckstreetrods.com/default/parts.html
we like to do road trips on the weekends and you know how women are luggage space is always an issue LOL so i'm trying to free up some trunk space...
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:54 AM
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Do like a lot of other rodders with those small coupes do....pull a small trailer for your luggage, tools, spare parts, etc. A lot of hot rod trailers are made out of the old Coke boxes.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:16 AM
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I have a trailer that we take on vacations and haul behind one of our Corvettes...painted to match,,,
i have hauled it on several trips without incident but on our last trip i forgot it was behind us and jacknifed it...
just got the vette out of the body shop...$2500 damage! OUCH!
i must admit that i am now a little nervous about hauling it...
heres a pic of it...
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:21 AM
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I saw one of them at a local hot rod shop the other day. First I'd heard of them too. At 455 CCA it's marginal at best. If you have A/C or other high-amp accessories, it's inadequate. Ignore CA ratings, it's CCA ratings that matter and that's how batteries have been rated for a long time. CA numbers simply make it sound like something it's not. If these are new, I'd let others be the guinea pig for awhile. It's like the highly touted, over-priced Optima junk. Everyone believed the hype, it's the latest and greatest and spent big bucks for these supposedly miraculous pieces of crap. Well Optima failures are all too common and you couldn't run fast enough to sell me one at normal battery prices. In over a hundred years of trying, no one has yet come up with a better or more reliable battery for cars than a good quality lead-acid type.
Relocate it to under the car. You can add remote jumper posts for jumping and charging. Checking water isn't necessary anymore unless you've had an overcharging problem. And if you put a protectant on the posts, they should stay clean for a long time. Batteries don't corrode much anyway until they get older. By this time, it's time to replace it, before it fails.
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thanx for the advice...
i too have experienced the Optima failure...wont buy another one...
i have seen the "drop down mounts" maybe thats the way to go along with the remote posts...good idea
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:38 AM
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battery's

talking of lead acid battery, why are they made with out lead. I took a battery apart and was going to melt down the lead and there wasn't any lead in it. what or how are acid battery made now days. thank
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talking of lead acid battery, why are they made with out lead. I took a battery apart and was going to melt down the lead and there wasn't any lead in it. what or how are acid battery made now days. thank
Actually the plates inside are just lead coated these days, I understand. Not solid lead like they once were. Different substances reacting in various types of batteries, whether dry or wet types create a given voltage regardless of cell size. Lead-acid makes just over 2V per cell. Six volt batteries had three cells and twelve volts have six of course. I guess they haven't seen any reason to fool with that basic formula in vehicles to this point.
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I've got a '31 A coupe. I've mounted my battery under the car, inboard of the frame, just under and behind the passenger seat mounts. It's a bear to remove since it doesn't really clear the exhaust coming down, but it's out of the way. Takes a pretty decent cable since it's probably 5' from the starter, but it works fine. I'm using a group 42 battery from Wal-mart. I built a plate that hold remote jumper terminals ( I got good ones from Ron Francis) and a shut-off switch with a removable key. Just under my running board, I placed a 1.5"x 3" plastic box with a hinged lid that holds a plug for a trickle charger. When I'm not running the car, it's hooked onto the charger. Just have to remember to unplug it when I drive off!
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thanx....i like this idea...my battery is in the trunk now so cable length is not an issue...just shorten the one i have now...
is this the type of application that would be good for those "drop down" type trays for easier access?
im thinkin that i could mount the remotes in the trunk,,,

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I've got a '31 A coupe. I've mounted my battery under the car, inboard of the frame, just under and behind the passenger seat mounts. It's a bear to remove since it doesn't really clear the exhaust coming down, but it's out of the way. Takes a pretty decent cable since it's probably 5' from the starter, but it works fine. I'm using a group 42 battery from Wal-mart. I built a plate that hold remote jumper terminals ( I got good ones from Ron Francis) and a shut-off switch with a removable key. Just under my running board, I placed a 1.5"x 3" plastic box with a hinged lid that holds a plug for a trickle charger. When I'm not running the car, it's hooked onto the charger. Just have to remember to unplug it when I drive off!
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My 56 F-100 has the factory battery mount under the floorboard on the passenger side (O'reilly 885 CCA-I think). I can jump/charge it under the hood. As long as you have a good battery (no real maintenance anymore), you very rarely need to open the trap door (under the carpet) for anything.

I have not opened it since I installed the battery about a year and half ago.

I like the fact that it is not under the hood where it shows. That and the brake booster look really out of place under the hood on and old truck.

I have only had to charge it once. I have a generator, but it works well. I drive this truck a lot. The time I had to charge it was when the master cylinder went out and it sat for a long time before I could fix it.
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i hope this link works...
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/5047...ttery-Box.html
im wondering about something like this...
i dont really want to cut a hole in the floor as it would probably be under the seat...that would=a hassel...
anyone here have one of these?
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Nope...don't have one.

I guess the floor space is different in the trucks. My "trap door" is in the passenger floorboard well in front of the seat. I just have to remove the carpet trim (4 screws) and fold the carpet out of the way. The truck originally just had a rubber mat to lift. LOL

That drop box looks like it would work well though.
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i hope this link works...
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/5047...ttery-Box.html
im wondering about something like this...
i dont really want to cut a hole in the floor as it would probably be under the seat...that would=a hassel...
anyone here have one of these?
That's not a bad price at all. I'd have expected it to be higher. 10 1/2" length capacity is good, I believe that will even allow it to accept a group 27 battery and that's good. The larger the battery you can use for a given CCA capacity, the better. The plates don't have to be squeezed as closely together, helping to limit potential problems.
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