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Re: Battery education

I had a '68 Norton and a couple of Triumphs around the same vintage.  
The Norton was light and fast...very nice indeed. They all were fun to 
ride and sounded great (when they were running that is). They all 
vibrated quite a bit but the Triumphs had a way of shedding parts at an 
alarming rate.


On Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at 10:11 PM, Robert Silas wrote:

> Karl,
> I never had a British car nor a British bike, some day I'll do 
> something
> about that.
> Bob
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karl Johnson" <karljohnson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 11:47 PM
> Subject: 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...
>> Karl
>> '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


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