<VV> [SCG] Repro battery: vintage looks/mod. inside?

Bill Hubbell whubbell at cox.net
Thu Apr 1 09:25:38 EDT 2010


That is certainly a good point.  Yes, if you are competing in CORSA Concours
there is a Operations Check section (Unit 6) for which you would need a
working battery.  For most other purposes, however (AACA, local shows,
museum/mall shows, etc.) it would not be an issue.

Of course, I would much prefer to have a functional Stock appearing battery
than to use a dry, non-functional battery, but given the cost of getting a
reproduction battery, if they aren't going to hold a charge well anyway.....


-----Original Message-----
From: J R Read_HML [mailto:hmlinc at sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 12:15 AM
To: whubbell at umich.edu; 'Lonny Clark'; Wrsssatty at aol.com
Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org; scg-list at tiger.skiblack.com
Subject: Re: <VV> [SCG] Repro battery: vintage looks/mod. inside?

Any FUNCTION tests involved which require actual voltage?  Say, like - the 
dome (or courtesy) light comes on when the door is open?

Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Hubbell" <whubbell at cox.net>
To: "'Lonny Clark'" <lclarkpdx at gmail.com>; <Wrsssatty at aol.com>
Cc: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>; <scg-list at tiger.skiblack.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> [SCG] Repro battery: vintage looks/mod. inside?

> This kind of defeats the purpose of a stock restoration.
> I think a better solution (though a bit of a hassle) is to leave the repro
> battery dry (don't ever add acid) and just put it in the car for shows;
> otherwise use an aftermarket battery for driving.
> Bill Hubbell

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