Starter Battery

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matt azzara
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Starter Battery

Post by matt azzara » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:40 pm

My old starter battery just shot craps. I didn't build the starter but someone told me it has a 6-volt Ford motor. The existing battery is a giant 875 cold-cranking amps. (over 11" long). Do I need to replace it with that same size or would a smaller & lighter battery work? Any specific recommendations?

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Re: Starter Battery

Post by Rob Voska » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:56 am

You can use a smaller lawn & garden battery (bigger than a motorcycle battery) but don't think your going to turn an engine over forever like you do with a big battery. I would look into the new gel cell batteries.

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Re: Starter Battery

Post by REAR » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:17 pm

Got over to the PRI [Performance Racing Industry] trade show in Indianapolis Indiana yesterday and found a battery company named 'Braille'. They have loads of trick batteries in all sizes, compositions and weights and there even made in the USA.

Check them out at www.braillebattery.com

R.E.A.R.

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Re: Starter Battery

Post by Gene Luzader » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:35 pm

Matt
I get my batteries for my karts from Batterystuff.com.
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Re: Starter Battery

Post by dave bright » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:34 am

I would use anything but a lawnmower battery if possible. Hard to get them to last more than 2 years and like was mentioned, they don't have much reserve power. I think they're made light and its easy to warp the plates when charging.

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