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Re: new battery???

To: Matt Gaetke <mgaetke@MIT.EDU>, mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: new battery???
From: Chad Cooper <>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 18:14:51 -0600
I assume you havechecked the connections to the battery, starter, and ground?
If so, Battery for sure.  As an aside, It is usually good to replace the battery
when doing the alternator regardless of its supposed condition, just saves lots
of hassle, and its not good to have the brand new alternator running full field
trying to charge the useless battery.
'72 B Daily Driver

Matt Gaetke wrote:

>         I just finished replacing the alternator (damn that will make a long
> story some day, let's just say: curiosity killed the, what is it?, wheel
> chock?) with one from AutoZone (cheap, lifetime warrenty, and the casing is
> even stamped with "Lucas") in my '72 B.  After I got it in, I jumped the car
> and ran it for about 15 to 20 minutes.  There was good voltage across the
> battery while it was running.
>         When I shut it off and went to start it again, all I got was
> repeated clicks from the solenoid.  Gotta be the battery, right?  I want a
> second opinion before heading out to buy a new one.
>         TIA,
>   -Matt Gaetke

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