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Old 05-19-2008, 08:41 AM
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cranking amps???

anyone know what cca battery is required for a V8 engine?
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right around 350 CA.
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As an educated guess ... 580 CCA seems to be a pretty common benchmark.

If you go to an auto parts store, ask to see their "BCI Battery Replacement Data Book"

It lists suggested BCI group and suggested minimum CCA's for virtually all applications.

A "BCI Group" is pretty much the standard way of identifying a battery's physical characteristics ... length, width, height, post style and orientation, etc

Here is a sample to illustrate

Most batteries manufacturers display the "BCI Group Number" and CA/CCA information on the battery label. Often the part number of the battery is also based on this BCI number. (i.e. P3478 translates to "Platinum series", dual terminal (top post = BCI 34, side post = BCI 78 where the case size would be the same dimensions for both of the BCI groups)
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I just found Exide Batteries version of that BCI book, in a 410 page downloadable PDF file.
(Takes quite a while to download and open)
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go to my other post titled "battery size" and you will see what I'm trying to find out
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