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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 09:56 AM

I got around to the B12 again last night and finally got the carb rebuilt.  Now tonight, I want to try it out and see if I can get this thing running on gas.  This tractor didn't come with a battery.  No problem, I'll get the one out of the B10.  Well, that one is dead and does not seem to want to take a charge.  Been on the charger all morning and the needle hasn't moved.  My question is, what batteries are you guys using in these tractors?  They seem to be an odd size.  Are you finding the right one or settling for something close?  If so, which one?  I can use the jumper tonight but will need at least one new battery in the very near future.



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Posted November 12, 2015 - 10:33 AM

I usually just use what NAPA has on sale and then block it with wood. The correct battery is twice as expensive but only lasts as long as the cheaper ones. Two very important points: 1. Keep it well tuned up so that it starts real easy, 2. make sure it charges properly. Always be suspicious of the voltage regulator as I've seen them drain batteries many times. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 10:43 AM

one thing I learned about batteries

ever start from Walmart = never start
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Posted November 12, 2015 - 12:02 PM

one thing I learned about batteries

ever start from Walmart = never start

 

The Everstart in my Firebird was bought new in Aug 2008, still going


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 01:39 PM

The Everstart in my Firebird was bought new in Aug 2008, still going


you must have lucky or they cheapened them up. I had one in my mustang only got about 1 year and 1/2. always sounded weak. same thing with tractor batteries always an issue never hold a charge garbage batteries never have issues with other brands

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 01:55 PM

I've had a couple of everstarts come in GTs that lasted several years for me. I put a new one in my Ford 4500 TLB 7 years ago and it still works well. Part may be luck, part may be that I have a professional battery filler and use only distilled water. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:04 PM

It lives!  I got it running on gas after work today.  After some spitting and sputtering it started to run fairly smooth and not a bit of smoke!  Even though the front tires are trash I rode it out of the garage and put it back in the barn.  We're not without our leaks though.  It is leaking gas so I may have to adjust the float and oil is leaking out of the valve cover.  It rns too good to be having a problem with the valves themselves so I'm thinking it just needs a new gasket and breather in that area.  All I know is, it runs!


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:08 PM

Glad you got it running. 

 

The other Wally battery in my Tahoe just died after 5 yrs, the Birds is 7 yrs and the Libby has an 80 month in hers. I had to replace it after just 2 yrs, would hold charge, glad it was a 3 yr full replacement. 


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 06:37 PM

22NF
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Posted November 12, 2015 - 08:24 PM

The Everstart in my Firebird was bought new in Aug 2008, still going

play the lottery my friend. sometimes you get a good one, I have heard of many Wal-Mart batteries fail before their time. I tried for about 2 or 3 yrs in a row in my Crapsman. Usually didn't last the summer.


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Posted November 13, 2015 - 10:04 AM

As far as lawn and garden batteries go I just plan on a new one every 2 years. That is usually about it for me. I did have a deep cycle in a mower that lasted over 5.


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Posted November 15, 2015 - 10:05 PM

one of the best batteries I've had is a Walmart ever start in the equinox I had,and just recently just got one for my 79 z28


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 08:20 AM

and just recently just got one for my 79 z28

 

I need to see pics of that, I had 4, 79-81 Camaros!






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