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Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« on: August 05, 2018, 12:30:15 PM »
Looks like I'm going to have to make a battery cart with quick connects to start my injected FED. What voltages are be used? Former owner of my car uses 24vdc to spin it over quickly. Pic's of your setup would be nice. It will give me ideas on what I need to build.

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 05:33:57 PM »
im going to use my golf cart as battery supply to start the FED.  no sense in spending a grand when you dont really have too.  i think eventually it would be nice to have a separate kit if needed.. say for starting at home when the cart is in the trailer.

i think on the starters you can throw 48 at them, assuming its a blower type starter.  just makes them spin faster.  i have a chart from the person that built my starter showing starter type, voltage, and rpm. 

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 06:40:28 PM »
Put a 12 volt battery in the car and use a block mounted starter. If its a MSD mag you might run a 16 volt battery. We use a Powernaster starter on 12 volts to start our 377 SBC w/6:71. We began with an external battery. Its a hassle unless you buy into the compact batteries.

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 08:13:14 PM »
When we had a block mounted starter on our car we used a TCI starter and two PC680 Oddysey batteries wired in series to create 24v this set up worked great for us for quite a few years

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 08:26:19 PM »
I have a new Braille 17 battery in the car and a hi-torque mini starter. It was enough to fire the car today. I might not need the starter cart. I did have to prime the pump by pressurizing the vent tube in the fuel tank. After that it started right up. I'll see how it does when I run the car. Thanks for the tips. 

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 10:34:09 AM »
This is what I use which sounds the same as Paul used. It is quick,easy on the crew, inexpensive and lasts about 6 years.
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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 11:48:32 AM »
This is what I use which sounds the same as Paul used. It is quick,easy on the crew, inexpensive and lasts about 6 years.
Mark S

Yes same thing

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 12:40:23 PM »
This is what I use which sounds the same as Paul used. It is quick,easy on the crew, inexpensive and lasts about 6 years.
Mark S

I like that setup. The Odyssey batts are AGM so my charger would work. I'll have look into it. 

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018, 01:57:06 PM »
That is nice. I think i'm going to buy 4 of them for my blower starter. i hate my battery box...too heavy.
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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2018, 03:50:28 PM »
I run 4 of the PC680ís in mine
Length:   7.13"
Width:   3"
Height:   6.5"

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2018, 06:23:20 PM »
Have any pics of the carry box?
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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2018, 07:30:59 PM »
I looked through my phone and could not find one! I will be at the shop tomorrow maybe

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2018, 03:01:00 AM »
This is what I use in mine and it starts the car just fine !

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 03:14:06 PM »
So if you wire two twelves in series, can your ignition, water pump, etc. handle 24 volts?

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Re: Starting Battery Setups/Carts
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 03:55:25 PM »
So if you wire two twelves in series, can your ignition, water pump, etc. handle 24 volts?

You are just using the two batteries for the starter.(plug the batts in, start, unplug batts) You would have a separate onboard battery for the electronics.