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Offline wideopen231

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2 12v or one 16v battery
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:09:53 PM »
Ok car has one 12v Braile battery now.While it cranks over so so,its not as strong as it needs to be. I can add second 12v and cars is setup for it.Next option is 16v battery. Have heard lots swear by 16v. I know its not wiring.Same voltage at starter as at battery,used o wire thru out.  Starter being problem is possible 2 braile's weigh almost same as 16v.While adding weight sucks,it is in front of axle center line,so not terrible.

 Wondering what others are running with on board battery?
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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 08:39:32 AM »
If i was going to carry a battery, it would be a 16v.
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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 09:27:47 AM »
Chris You will see a big difference with the 16 volt ! It will crank a lot faster ! The down side is weight and you will need a 16 volt charger !

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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 10:26:44 AM »
You may want to consider a Marine type 12v battery with over a 1000 amp rating.

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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 10:41:44 AM »
Marine battery way to heavy. Already have a 12,14,16 volt charger and from reply's on DRR  and Bill's seems 16v is deal to go with. Yes its more weight,but about same as two Braile 12v. Plus it is out front and we know FED's never need nose weight.LOL  Hate adding weight,but at same time have to be able to depend on car cranking when in line.My luck it would only screw up in semi or finals of big money race and cost me 10 time cost of battery.
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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 11:34:57 AM »
Chris I run the Braille in my car but my son uses the 16 volt in his car with a 582 big block !

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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 03:04:23 PM »
My good friends 69 camaro spins on a 16v battery.  540BBC 14:71 @ 28 over.  MSD mag.  Comes right to life all weekend.
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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 07:57:47 AM »
That's what we have in the Orange Camaro too and it does well. We have 12v batteries in both the '57 and the NE1 Dragster that Eily drives (blown SBC) and we have no issues spinning over the mag. We also use MSD Starters in all three cars.

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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 06:06:26 PM »
16 volt battery is on the way. Figure 12v maybe fine but everyone running 16volt swear by them.
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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 10:08:51 PM »
Did you order a charger also? That is why we went with 2-12v Odessey  batteries in series to make 24v no special charger needed

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Re: 2 12v or one 16v battery
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 05:24:56 AM »
Have jad a XS 12,14,16 volt charger for year and half so made decision easier.  Hey had the charger so needed a battery that required it to justify the money spent. Always a problem with race car.LMAO
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