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Re: Best source for MGA/B 6 V. batteries?/ 12v

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Subject: Re: Best source for MGA/B 6 V. batteries?/ 12v
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 14:41:12 -0800
I don't think you get any noticeable "improvement" except when the time 
comes to replace the battery and you save money. Also, I suppose, you 
have only half as many battery posts to keep clean.  A modern 12 volt 
battery would probably have more cranking amps than the 6 volt 
combination, but that wouldn't necessarily be noticeable on a day-to-day 
basis. Of course, there is also the weight savings. All in all, it is 
mainly a matter of convenience, not so much superior performance.

Jouke Bloem had this to say:

>I have an MG C GT. I also prefer originality but i can still keep the 6 
>volts stored
>in case i want them back. What improvements can i expect from a 12 volt 
>"James H. Nazarian" wrote:
>> Don,
>> You're going to get a flood of mail suggesting that you replace the pair of 
>> volt batteries with a single 12 volt battery. It is better for the car and
>> easier to find. Toss the dual 6's and go with the single 12. I am also an
>> originality freak like you, but this is the best little improvement you can 
>> for the car, and the silliest thing is it also works better and costs less 
>> Jim


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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