<VV> Battery Question

Garth Stapon stapon1 at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 28 22:57:49 EST 2005


A friend of mine drives a classic Buick where he installed a modern 350 V8.
There was no room in the engine compartment so he mounted his battery in his
truck.  He bought a premium battery from Canadian Tire called an Eliminator
and the person that sold it to him claimed that it was a 100% sealed unit.
He says it is working fine and he has not noticed any odor in the trunk or
the passenger compartment.

----- Original Message -----
From: "J R Read_HML" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>; <vairologist at juno.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> Battery Question

> Hi Smitty,  I am also willing to learn.  Some DO seem to be MORE WELL
> than others.  The next time I have one of the well sealed ones die, I'll
> find a way to get it open and see if I can detect any vent holes.  Since
> they are designed NOT to let you add water, I assumed that they were
> in such a way that the electrolyte would not be allowed to evaporate away.
> This COULD be an incorrect assumption on my part.
> Attachments (if any) are scanned with anti-virus software.
> Later, JR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <vairologist at juno.com>
> To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 1:15 AM
> Subject: <VV> Battery Question
> > ----------------------------------
> > Smitty says:
>   It is my understanding that
> > a Maintenance free battery is just another common battery with a huge
> > over capacity of electrolite over the plates so it will die of old age
> > before the electrolite is depleated.  If that is the case it would still
> > be vented and in case of over charge or over load, would still
> > contaminate the air passing by.
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