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  • Quick battery question

    Okay, got a new battery, the lead from the engine goes to positive and negative to ground yes?

    I figured it was better to ask before I scorched something.
    Karynne Williams
    Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
    mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

  • #2
    Quick question? What year is your vehicle?
    It can make commuting the best part of the day if you do it right. -mascher
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    • #3
      88 Mary Quant, but with a 1275 in it.
      Karynne Williams
      Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
      mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Swondpooping View Post
        88 Mary Quant, but with a 1275 in it.
        Rodney asks because early cars were positive ground. By the time the Mary Quant came into existance they were all negative ground. You should be safe connecting the battery as you planned.

        It's also worth checking the ground connection to the body while your in there.

        Cheers,

        Kelley
        If you can afford the car, you can afford the manual...

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        • #5
          i thought you were just supposed to lick both first and then just slap them on the most convenient post. learn something new each day. . .
          Bother free is the way to be- Winnie the Pooh

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          • #6
            I like to learn but I gave up my curly hair in the 80's and have spent a great deal of time growing that embarrassment out.
            Karynne Williams
            Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
            mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

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            • #7
              Okay, got him running he is now in a garage to dry out, not sure where the leak is but it ended up condensing all over the inside so I got the space to put him inside and dry him out. sigh. Once he is dry I will get him a cover and have to give up the garage space to my house mate.

              Battery? Works. Posts a bit large, and must test alternator to make sure it's okay. And the Saga of Earl continues.
              Karynne Williams
              Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
              mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

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              • #8
                The Saga of Earl

                Yes, I think it will make a great country song, thanks.

                Anyway, I finally got Earl indoors and began the process of actually drying him out completely. Any tips?
                Karynne Williams
                Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
                mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

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                • #9
                  Hi there,
                  While you have Earl inside, my suggestion would be to lift up the carpets and put something under them ( preferably non absorbent ) to lift those carpets up from the floor. If you have sound deadening, lift it up also. If you can, put a small fan to move some air. I don't think heat is necessary unless you have some seriously wet upholstery. Then, maybe a wet dry shop vac is in order. When it all seems dry, there is still alot of moisture in there, so consider putting the little dri eze contraptions ( home centers, GI Joes, Camping / RV stores ) in a small shoe box on the floor while it's parked outside. They really work for stored vehicles / RV's/ small buildings.
                  Finally, and actually this is probably the first step, wash your car and spray the seals and cracks in Earl's tough exterior to see where the water might be coming in. You could have small leaks that allow the moisture in and then that starts the cycle of condensation. Oh, and also, drive your car with the heat on high every where you go during the winter - then, for a minute or two when you are getting ready to park, open the windows and let out some of the hot air. ( I'm not the only one with excess hot air! )
                  Good luck, and,
                  Best regards,
                  MSH

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                  • #10
                    Ventilation & heat.

                    Pull up the carpets so they can dry top & bottom or else they will mildew. Pop out a rubber plug in the floor if there is a puddle to let it drain. A space heater with a fan will help. A fan alone is better than nothing. Remember to disconnect the battery if you leave the doors open or else the possibly functioning interior light will drain your new battery.
                    Mark Gnagy

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                    • #11
                      Thank you thank you, I already have the fans going and the carpets pulled, I don't really have a heater for the space, but I am at least on the right track. As for driving around with the heat on. all I have to say is.... Heat???
                      Karynne Williams
                      Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
                      mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

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