Subject line says it all. The battery wasn't turning the starter very
quickly when I tried to start the '74 Midget last night. Temperature was
around 40 degrees. Hooked it up with jumper cables to another car, and the
result was better, but still not enough to turn the starter very fast.
What's the problem?
Is it time to take out the 20W50 oil and put in 10Wsomething? With the
starter behaving badly even with the jumpers, I have to wonder if the
condition of my battery has anything to do with the problem. Do the Lucas
starters normally behave this way in cold weather? Eventually, I got the
car started, and after everything warmed up, it was fine.
I am of course tempted to get a new battery regardless, as the current one
is a relic from the DPO. What size (product number) should I specify at the
generic Advance Pep Zone store?