In a message dated 06/01/00 02:43:25 GMT Standard Time, email@example.com
<< Subj: Re: WestCo Gel-filled batteries
Date: 06/01/00 02:43:25 GMT Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Kettler)
For what it's worth, I'll throw in my two cents worth on Optima Batteries.
I now have a total of four of them for my various vehicles including my TR3
and TR4a. I've had great performance from them, lots of cold cranking amps,
and because they are gell cells, no leaks! They can be mounted in any
A number of years ago I was a technical administrator for the Electric
Vehicle Technology Competitions, L.C. (EVTC). A lot of competitors used
Optimas. I can remember a Ford Probe driven by Johnny Rutherford filled
with Optima batteries that did 130 mph at Firebird Raceway.
I believe the parent company for Optima is in Sweden. I know they are
distributed throughout the states but don't know about Europe. About three
years ago they were an official sponsor for SCCA Pro Racing.
SCCA Pro Racing Technical Administrator >>
Thanks very much Dave,
That is most interesting and I will bear it in mind, and pass it on to others.
For now, though, I'm stuck with the WestCo.
(wish I'd known about the Optima's before.)
As you have experience with Gel-Filled/sealed batteries,
Maybe you could offer some advice as to how I should charge my new,
but totally dead flat Gel-Filled WestCo?
Any advice, much appreciated.
Léon F Guyot
Triumph Sports Six Club
International Liaison Secretary
1963 Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre Convertible
Wimbledon, London, England.