I'll give it try:
Have one good 12V battery as descibed in the last mail form James Nazarian.
When the car is not driven daily: have the battery loaded by means of what
is called here a "driploader". This is a loading device, which can be
connected all the time, with no chance of overloading - loading by drips of
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Florrie & Allen Bachelder [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: maandag 6 december 1999 01:01
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Best source for MGA/B 6 V. batteries?/ 12v
> I've been lurking on this thread so far, but now my question can no longer
> be restrained. I use a single 12-volt battery in my MGBs and although I
> live in the mountains of Southwest Virginia where cranking power is only
> occasionally significant, I'm originally from Minnesota where folks really
> appreciate cranking power. I keep thinking - why not use those two
> battery boxes to house TWO of these modern 12 volt batteries - wired in
> parallel, mind you, so you'd still get but 12 volts, but I'd suspect with
> awesome CCAs! It might involve a custom-designed battery terminal clamp
> that would accommodate two battery cables.
> Anybody care to comment?
> >From: Max Heim <email@example.com>
> >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
> >>> easier to find. Toss the dual 6's and go with the single 12. I am also
> >>> originality freak like you, but this is the best little improvement
> >>> for the car, and the silliest thing is it also works better and costs
> >>> Jim
> >Max Heim
> >'66 MGB GHN3L76149
> >If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> >it's the red one with the silver bootlid.
> Allen Bachelder
> '73 B - "done"
> '76 B - daily driver
> '73 GT - awaiting front wings
> '65 B shell - awaiting paint
> '67 GT - awaiting everthing
> '57 ZB - parts car or resto-candidate? - awaiting decision
> '49 YT - in "progress"