Reply To: Must move the battery cut off switch

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Arnold,

Below are a couple of tables on 6 volt batteries. The first is a size table vs. Group number for 6 volt batteries. The second is out of PASB 2019-2 which is a comparison of AGM (Optima) batteries vs. regular flooded lead/acid batteries. The full article includes the pro and cons of AGM batteries vs. lead acid.

I use a Group 4 in my Series 36 cars, although this may be too large for your 1930.  Part number is Carquest 4-30. Check the table and see what size fits your battery box correctly.  My group 4 is slightly smaller than the dimensions in the first table, so it is probably worthwhile to confirm the dimensions of any battery you are going to buy. I think there is probably some difference in size and capacity between different manufacturers.

I have not put an Optima in my cars, mainly because my batteries always seem to fail when the sale is 6 months away.  The flooded lead-acid battery in my touring car is 7 years old and still working fine.  I do occasionally charge it with a desulfation battery maintainer.

Dave

 

 

  • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by David White.