[Healeys] FW: Starter resistance-FYI

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Fri Apr 17 09:26:51 MDT 2015

Makes sense; however, the BN2 batteries are located just behind the rear bulkhead. One is on the side of the exhaust, but not that close. They may have just been defective, or sat on the shelf for too long. The second pair is performing well, so far. 

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The environment that your Mustang battery lives in is way different than the environment than the BJ8 
Heat kills batteries. Underhood temps on a modern car are ugly hot. heat shortens the life of the battery. 
Here is an example Series III XJ6 a top of the line Delco battery lasted 18 months. You could almost set your watch by it. 
The battery was located at the firewall on the exhaust side of the engine. It got cooked. 
XJS on the other hand, the batteries lasted 5-6 years, the battery was in the trunk. 

In a modern car, after 3 years the battery is on Social Security, after 4 years the battery has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. 


On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 4:10 AM, Warren < flyhihealey at hotmail.com > wrote: 

Bob wrote; " I thought Interstate was a good brand; I won't buy another if I can help it." 

Speaking of batteries, my experience with Autozone Duralast brand has been positive. I now have them in my daily drivers 
and the Healey. 

The one in the Healey was purchased 4/10/2003 and still going. I keep a trickle charger on when stored for 7 mos. and also during driving season when parked. Whether that has to do with longevity or luck I don't know? I also trickle charge the daily drivers if I'm away for more than a week. Newer cars drain fast. 

I plan to replace the Healey's battery(27-DG) this spring. Don't want to push my luck since I will be driving to Gettysburg in July for Enclave. 

67 BJ8 

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