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Old 11-21-2017, 07:12 PM   #1
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I'm going to need a new battery for my 67 Camaro Stocker next year. Want to shed some front end weight; is there a light weight, 12 volt battery on the market that is better than the rest?
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:38 PM   #2
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Don't know about better than the rest, but we have used this Braille for over three years now without issue in our E/SA '67 Camaro.

https://www.braillebattery.com/index...atteries/b3121
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:01 PM   #3
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Odyssey brand non MJ (Metal Jacket) style are lighter. A PC925 actually weighs 24lbs not the advertised 26, that's with the box for shipping. $154 shipped. I have been running these for the past 10 years without a failure and replace them every 2 years as a maintenance item.

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Old 11-22-2017, 08:59 PM   #4
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If you wanted to lose a LOT of weight you could go with a Lithium battery. Pretty spendy at $379, but it only weighs 4 pounds! Made in Colorado.

http://www.batterymart.com/p-ltx680-...0-battery.html
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:30 PM   #5
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If you wanted to lose a LOT of weight you could go with a Lithium battery. Pretty spendy at $379, but it only weighs 4 pounds! Made in Colorado.

http://www.batterymart.com/p-ltx680-...0-battery.html
Funny how lithium batteries are so dangerous in airplanes but this battery is advertised as being for experimental aircraft.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:58 PM   #6
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Funny how lithium batteries are so dangerous in airplanes but this battery is advertised as being for experimental aircraft.
Experimental coincide with expendable?
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:15 AM   #7
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I use a wheel chair battery that is dimensionally small and has quick recharge
Interstate batteries 35 AH rating 22 pounds
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:11 AM   #8
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I mounted a Braille in our Dakota Stocker this time last year and it worked fine this summer in some higher than normal summer days - the only thing I noticed with it was I had to continually tighten the top post adapters all summer till they finally seemed to seat but over all between tire/wheel combo and the battery we moved 44 lbs - just my $.02
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:39 AM   #9
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Batterymart.com

Odyssey brand non MJ (Metal Jacket) style are lighter. A PC925 actually weighs 24lbs not the advertised 26, that's with the box for shipping. $154 shipped. I have been running these for the past 10 years without a failure and replace them every 2 years as a maintenance item.

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Do you charge between rounds or run alternator? Do you use an Odyssey charger or another brand of charger?
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:16 AM   #10
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If you wanted to lose a LOT of weight you could go with a Lithium battery. Pretty spendy at $379, but it only weighs 4 pounds! Made in Colorado.

http://www.batterymart.com/p-ltx680-...0-battery.html
I have a friend who sells and uses this type in his top sportsman car (830 ci) one starts the engine the other runs the electronics. Never a problem with either. He said he would sell me one at cost when I'm ready to buy. About 4x5x5. After three seasons still good. He powers his AC and lights in his trailer using a bank of them with an inverter. Solar panels on the roof to recharge. He owns and runs a motor home-trailer business.
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