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Old 06-19-2011, 02:30 PM
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Recommend a small, lightweight battery!

Recommend a small, lightweight battery!

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Building a closed cab A pickup w/383 SBC, lights & horn.
I don't want to mount it under the floor....suggestions please!
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get a yellow top optima for a 92-95 honda civic its slim and top post and very light weight
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Thank you, I'll check one out!
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An AGM (absorbed glass mat) battery is a great way to go. No terminal corrision, mount in any position, 680 CCA in a 15 lb battery. This Odyssey has been starting my ride for 17 years.



This (4) in series power a scooter that will beat my mid 80's Corvette to 40 mph.

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Today that 17 year old PC680 just got relegated to the tractor, got tired of always having a dead battery when I need the tractor, like only twice a year. The T gets a new PC680, just $145.00 and free shipping from here....

http://www.odysseybatteries.com/
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just know AGM ,it is light for me and last long
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Do these batteries take a special charger or will a regular 10 amp charger work?
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You have hit upon another cool feature of Odyssey batteries. Your 10 amp charger would shorten the life of a regular flooded lead acid car cranking battery because it is higher than the 0.1C charge rate. Most car batteries are around 65 amp/hr, and that is why you see most automotive chargers with an output of 6 amps. The (4) battery bank in my hot rod scooter I charge at 2.0C, that is 20 times faster. I use a 30 amp 48 volt golf cart charger and it is ready to ride in 25 minutes.

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Sold on the Odyssey!

Thanks Deckofficer! I'm impressed with and buying a PC680 with the metal
jacket. The interior of a car in Phoenix can commonly be 125 degrees in the summer.
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Don't need the metal jacket in that heat, but your call.
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Thanks Deckofficer! I'm impressed with and buying a PC680 with the metal
jacket. The interior of a car in Phoenix can commonly be 125 degrees in the summer.
OK then, no jacket & I'll save a few bucks!
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Over time, you will be very happy with your purchase. Just remember two things, one, ANY lead acid battery left in a discharged state for any length of time will have a shortened life and the 2nd probably doesn't apply to you, since you aren't using a modern automotive electrical system, and that is phantom loads. A lot of modern cars use up to 0.02 amps keeping brains alive. On a typical 65 a/hr battery, that small drain won't be an issue for 3 months of non use (engine running, charging system doing its thing). With just 16 a/hr, you could have starting problems in 3 weeks. A Model A with a 383 sbc stroker will have zero phantom loads, so no problem.
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Thank you again for all your help and information!
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