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 Posted: Mar 2, 2021 04:24PM
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how's your oil pressure?     If it were my car, sitting for years not run, I'd prime the oil pump and crank it w/o plugs to build pressure.  this is to avoid wiping out the bearings.

Also the battery weight in the rear is to balance the vehicle a bit more.  A m/c battery won't add much to the front but you're losing the rear weight.

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I have used electric wheel chair batteries in A series Minis before and a friend is using a lawnmower battery in his.
As long as you don't have a lot of electrical add on's they work fine.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 06:23AM
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Originally Posted by Spitz
Will a cycle battery of this type work with an A series altenator?
It probably would work with an A-series alternator as the charging system (alternator and voltage regulation) would be designed to maintain a 12V battery and not over-charge it. I doubt a motorcycle battery would last long on an A-series starter though!
An engine does not need a heavy battery to run on - just to start it. Once running, The alternator would provide power according to the demand on it - very little from the ignition system, more from lights etc.

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 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 06:10AM
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Will a cycle battery of this type work with an A series altenator?

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

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Hmm,i beleive its a tx20L. Its about 6.5"L,3.5"W.

I used the engine/trans side mount on my Vtec frame and made a little battery tray out of some angle and welded it up. It mounts directly where the motor mount is. Battery Cables are only like 8" long.

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What motorcycle battery are you running?

 Posted: Feb 19, 2021 05:23PM
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Drained the fuel and cleaned the tank out. Also changed the fuel filters. Hooked up the battery and cranked it. Soon as the fuel made it to the injectors it fired right up and idled smooth like a honda,as it should. ??

Man i miss it.I go through phases where my motivation is down and i dont necessarily lose interest,i just lose motivation to actually sit there and work on things.

Ive swapped the battery from the trunk and pulled the long cable out and made a small mount/bracket that mounts a motorcyle battery under the hood. The batter cables are short and simple now. I plan to remove the rear battery box location to free up space under the rear floor for another idea i have in mind in the future.Maybe they sell a trunk floor panel without the battery box? Id want it metal,not fiberglass or carbon. I may attempt to stick a radiator under there since my car effortlessly always ran cool,and id love to not have it crammed under the front.Just an idea,not sure if ill commit to that one...