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Re: Battery education

Hi Bob,

You must not have worked on a '60 Austin Healy. On mine the battery is 
not only located on the opposite side from the starter, it's located 
way back in the trunk...about as far away from the straight line 6 as 
it can get. I'd chalk it up to English design and Lucas electronics...

'94 R11RS

On Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at 09:23 PM, Robert Silas wrote:

> The VW Beatle's battery was also located behind the seat but the 
> engine was
> at the back so the battery cable to the starter was as short as 
> possible to
> minimize power loss.  In general, at least on cars I worked on for the 
> last
> 40 years, the battery is always located on the same side where the 
> starter
> is, as close to it as possible.  On my 1968 Dodge Van the battery was 
> behind
> the passenger seat, because the engine was between the driver and the
> passenger.
> Bob Silas