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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Battery for a Mk1 Midget
|I am trying to source the best battery for a 1963 Mk1 midget. Given that the nearest Kwik Fit / Halfords is 60 miles away I am trying to find info on the internet without success - they are either wrong shape or feeble little things.|
I am looking for the biggest battery I can get in. Anyone had any success in this area??
PS - It has been converted to -ve earth but the battery cables are long enough to make whether the terminals are at the front or the rear irrelevant.
Thanks in advance.
|I've put one of these on the Frog last year and bought another for the A35 in March. Never had any problems. I'm sure you can fit a bigger battery but you really shouldn't need to. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12V-CAR-BATTERY-TYPE-063-HEAVY-DUTY-4-YEAR-WARRANTY_W0QQitemZ110459508016QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item19b7e65530|
|I didn't think an 063 would fit but I must have been wrong.|
I always advised people to use the 038 as a cheap alternative to the standard high cost battery. I think the 038 was an original Metro battery if memory serves me well. However if the 063 will fit then it would be a cheaper better alternative, it being the battery fitted to almost every Vauxhall ever made!
|Robert (Bob) Midget Turbo|
This thread was discussed on 19/11/2009
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