[T3] Battery

bobsnotch at aol.com bobsnotch at aol.com
Wed Sep 23 07:42:02 PDT 2020

How old is the current battery? Is it over 7 years old? 
I'm just asking as it might be coming due for replacement.Bob 65 Notch S with sunroof
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From: Gary Forsmo <gbforsmo at gmail.com>
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Subject: [T3] Battery

My Group 42, 12VDC '69 Squreback battery has been "at rest" in our
unheated  (but attached) garage for 27 months. (The garage has 3 walls that
are insulated, but NOT exposed to the outside elements.)

I connected my Fluke Multimeter to to the battery posts and it read 12.40

That seemed surprisingly "high", to me.  What do you think?

Because we're going to relocate the Square from the aircraft hanger to the
condo garage before winter sets in, I wanted to have a fully charged
battery for the 4-mile trip. Wisconsin winters can get down to -20°F
ocasionally.  But the condo garage rarely gets below +32°F.

1.)  When the car is in the condo garage for the winter, is it OK to leave
the battery connected to the car cables?
2.)  Should I disconnect the battery cables and connect the "trickle"
charger to the "in-place" battery until next spring?
3.)  Can the Square be driven 4 miles ("push-to-start") WITHOUT any battery
in place & unconnected, at all?

Gary "Frito" - '69 Squareback, FI, MT, One-owner
Rockport, TX (winter)
Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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