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Subject: Re: [Mgs] VOLT METER
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 10:54:08 -0700

How often are you driving the car? And as Ed asked, how old is the

An older battery will have some internal shorting due to sulphate
buildup and it will discharge over a month or two. In that case, keeping
the car on a trickle charger is the best way to extend battery life as
long as possible.

There really should not be a need to install a voltmeter in the car, as
you are most likely facing a common problem caused by not running the
car enough. Maybe it's time to get in and drive more often. : )

Sorry, that's a prod at myself too, as the battery in my MGB is now
going down if it is not driven in a month too.

I have driven it to work the last two days as part of British Car Week

70 MGB

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> Subject: [Mgs] VOLT METER
> I have a 1957 MGA 1500 with generator and pos ground.
> My battery has been loosing voltage. Do I need to install a
> volt meter to keep tabs on this? If so what would be the best
> thing to do. I still need to see if something in the car is
> pulling the voltage down. Where can I find a vintage volt meter?
> Thanks, Tom Gunderson
> 57 MGA
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