I had the same problem on our 79B; probably due to the radio. I installed a
battery cut off switch behind the passenger seat and now just switch it off
when I park for very long. Problem solved.
This also gives added security against theft and trying to get to the
battery in case of an electrical fire (BTDT).
On 6/4/08, Dodd, Kelvin <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:mgs-bounces+doddk <mgs-bounces%2Bdoddk>=mossmotors.com@
> autox.team.net] On
> > Behalf Of email@example.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 10:17 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > 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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