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Old 07-27-2017, 12:00 PM
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Default Ride on mower battery for race car

Looking at a lightweight battery for my racer to be, I was thinking what could be the differences between a ride on mover, and a proper race "built" battery.
Beside the quality of it, like Lithium or similar, stronger casing.
I found some ride on 300 cca or more ,40 aH , at quite low prices. And if a may save a bit of $ there, the better. But I am not interested to buy one again in a year time.

Any ideas ,or previous experiences good or.. bad?

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Old 07-27-2017, 09:09 PM
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How about motorcycle batteries?
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:29 AM
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Yes, sorry BB, I forgot to mention motor bike batteries as well.
SO !!??? Anyone ?
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I'm using the same model battery that I have in my lawn mower/garden tractor. It's a 16#, 300CCA/375CA battery that the local Farm and Fleet store sells for $29.95 USD. The one in my '69 is four years old, and still works great.

I also have a C4 PMGR starter on the engine which helps reduce the battery current requirements.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:34 AM
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Thank you very much! This is the info I was looking for ! And yes having one of those fancy starters will definitely help the current draw.
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Did a little more battery "testing". My new neighbor is a retired battery company rep, and he had a few samples stored in his basement and offered to loan a couple to me to try out. They were a 22AH (14.4#) and an 18AH (11.5#) lead acid sealed units. (It was 50* in the garage when I tried them out.) I tried the 22AH battery first, and it cranked the engine over quite well. Encouraging, but the weight savings (1.6#) isn't much compared to the extra cost of the battery (looks to be about $30 more than my current 16# battery). I then hooked the 18AH battery up and cranked the engine. All in all it cranked fine, but I didn't get the feeling that I could count on it to crank long enough to clear a flooded engine (I could be wrong, and it might have sufficient charge at 70-80* to do the job). This battery, however, would take another 4.5# off the car.
I think over the winter here I'll just do some shopping around and see what kind of prices and weights I see on these 18AH batteries, and also see what a compromise size 20AH battery weighs. I need to buy a new battery next spring for my garden tractor, so I might just put the present battery from the '69 into the tractor, and buy one of these lighter batteries to put back in the car.
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Thanks for the update. Please let us know the results, I am always keen to learn some new tricks !
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4-1/2 lbs off the car?
But just how much weight can the driver afford to lose?

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I read somewhere that 69427 pleasure is to reduce the weight of his scooter to make it more potent on the track, and still keeping a "normal " car appearance.
This is what I'm appreciating, and always look for his posts. And I think that his weight is not in question. All said politely
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:42 PM
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4-1/2 lbs off the car?
But just how much weight can the driver afford to lose?

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Didn't you ask this same damn question a year and a half ago (7/30/2016)?
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