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smokinthem
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    Posted: 14 January 2004 at 8:17pm
Anyone need a trolling battery? I was using it in my truck for awhile..and that might be the problem why my solinoid went out to my starter.

The battery is a EverStart deep cycle trolling battery.
Its a great battery for a electric trolling motor.
I bought this battery new and its 1 yr old..and in great shape.

Here is the specs. 115 amp hours, cold cranking amps 600
Marine cranking amps at 32 degs..750amps.
This battery will start any motor with ease.

I am going by what the manual says what amp i need for my truck 50 60 amp..So when I put in a newer starter i wont fry it..
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bullet Posted: 14 January 2004 at 8:57pm

Smokinthem, I really doubt that is the reason your solenoid got fried. That rating is what the battery is capable of supplying, not what it does supply each time you start your truck. If you're starter is "demanding", say 200 amps on start up, that's what the battery will supply. I used to run deep cycle batteries in my truck, because I needed the extended draw capacity of a deep cycle with a camper, and or trailer. Usually there is a trade off of less starting capacity on a deep cycle, but more amp hours. Amp hours is the ability of the battery to supply X amount of amps for X amount of hours. A 115 amp hour battery will supply 1 amp for 115 hours, or 115 amps for 1 hour. Or a division there of. I did switch to a dual batteries with an isolater, after I went just a little to long once, and ran the battery down, in the middle of nowhere, with no jumper cables.

 

 

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bullet Posted: 14 January 2004 at 9:10pm
been there, done that. i used to runn deep cycle batteries all the time too. now my brother had a starter that was drawing like 195 amps in his 521. but i don't remember why or what he did to fix it.
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bullet Posted: 14 January 2004 at 9:31pm

The first think I would check is the block to body ground. Or even add another. After that it's probably the windings just getting old and having more resistance than a new unit.

Hey theres some "JDM" ground wires on ebay now. What the hell is a JDM ground wire? Did they use a fancy neon colored wire in Japanese Domestic cars. No they didn't. Hey I have some JDM fuzzy dice in my truck! And JDM tire valve stem caps too!

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bullet Posted: 14 January 2004 at 9:36pm
The trolling battery I had in there was way to big and looked silly looking....no way of holding it down correctly...unless i use a bungie cord..I have seen my share of batteries not secure falling into the fan blades..
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bullet Posted: 14 January 2004 at 9:50pm
nothin worse than smelling a freshly mutilated batterie that fell into the fan.
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bullet Posted: 14 January 2004 at 9:52pm
oh wate, yeah there is. the freakin clean up of the acid all over every thing.
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bullet Posted: 14 January 2004 at 9:56pm
You'd have a higher likelyhood of damaging the boat battery with a bad starter than damaging the starter with the wrong battery (unless you stuck a 24V battery in there!).

Very few batteries have the Amp/hr rating on 'em anyway, though I believe the old way is size-rating (like 24-50) is a series 24 battery/50 amp/hr. Maybe I'm wrong. Mostly you see batteries rated in CCA. You want something over 600cca, though you can live with 450 (about minimum nowadays).   
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bullet Posted: 15 January 2004 at 2:15am
I just want the stock looking battery in my truck so it looks normal in there...datsunaholic has seen my boat battery in there...here is the look on his face
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bullet Posted: 15 January 2004 at 9:12am
I learned my lesson over the yrs. By the batt w alot a CCA if possible/for the price.
I think my last one was like 80$.
I know you bought the 24$ to 42 $ batteries as most do.
But if I do it again .I get a Nissan starter and alternators and a Optima battery(look like 6pack).
If you got more money get a 280Z gear reduction but I dont think they are needed on most stock datsuns

Boycott Schucks and Napa Starters and Alternators!!!!!!!!!!! And tell them theirs SUCK
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bullet Posted: 15 January 2004 at 1:04pm
Stock battery is a Group 24

If you want braided SS grounding wires, you can pull them off of Saab vehicles from the U-pull-It yards.
They ground the valvecover to the firewall
They are about 10inches long and will fit a 10mm bolt
on each end.

uh, don't bother looking for them at the U-Pull-It in Tualatin OR.
i got all those already
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bullet Posted: 15 January 2004 at 1:23pm
i've been runnin' an Optima yellow top deep cycle for some time now. i even had my hold down break and the battery fall onto the alternator. it banged around for who knows how long before i popped the hood to check my oil. that was after a hard day of floggin' my truck in the desert.
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bullet Posted: 15 January 2004 at 10:40pm
Years ago I got a Optima red top with one of my Datsuns "V8 510." when I sold the 510 I pulled the Optima...the head gasket was blown and I sold it non running anyway. Figured what the heck, I'll keep the $100 battery.

I placed it on the floor (concrete, wasn't really thinking at the time). Two years when I was putting the L18 back into the 69 the New (hardly use) Les Swab HD 4X4 was dead. Wasn't very happy about that! Remember the Optima. Dusted it off and she fired right up. Excellent batteries.

BTW smokinthem, where the hell have you been? Getting that truck ready for Blue Lake right!


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bullet Posted: 16 January 2004 at 6:28pm
Blue Lake sure I would go but last year I had to work on the week end This year I might be able to go..I have a new women boss..so I have a better chance of making up an excuse..
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