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Re: Battery

To: SDeane7000@aol.com
Subject: Re: Battery
From: Bill Martin <bmartin@kibo.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 07:01:13 -0700 (PDT)
I also recommend the Optima, I used one in my Big Block 67 442 with 3
years of abuse with no problems.(sold it to by B9470735). Also used one in
my 72 Blazer, they are worth the money!!!. One will find it's way into the
Tiger when I install the new 289 this month.

On Tue, 29 Jul 1997 SDeane7000@aol.com wrote:

> "Optima"  is the only battery for me.  My diesel Suburban used to eat
> batteries for breakfast; not after I installed two Optima's (two are std. for
> the diesel turkey).  Cranking power can't be beat, believe me I know with the
> glow plugs drawing big current and diesel compression to crank against.  Deep
> cycle characteristics are also superior to standard lead/acid.
> These batteries are gell-cell tech. with 6 spiral wrapped "coils" stacked on
> end to fit in a standard looking battery case.  They are totally sealed and
> gasses recombine in a special area - this is great because the battery
> terminals and car body pieces don't corrode.  Any mounting orientation is
> allowed too.  RV owners and racers love this battery for the above listed
> reasons.  One problem; they aren't cheap.  Summit wants $140.
> Scott 382100117

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