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    Gel battery and big block

    Can anyone recommend a gel battery to work with a mild tune 7.5 litre big block? What cold cranking amp rating should I be looking for?

    Cheers

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    Optima Red top, and at least 700 CCa

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    I always use Optima Red Tops though they are not gel batteries.

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    Thanks for the replies. I was looking at red tops so at least I'm in the right area.

    Ok, now a daft question. Can the battery have too much cranking amps? Am I in danger of overloading anything if I go silly and get something like 1100 CCA?

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    You can't overload anything, a battery is basically a reservoir.

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    Brilliant. Thank you.

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    Red tops not gel Steve? what are they then as I always thought they were?
    I know you can shoot holes in them and they still work (dont leak) as the army uses them for this reason too.

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    The liquid is absorbed in woven strands Mark so it can't leak out.

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    any idea on the cheapest supplier of the above ??

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    Cheers Steve, did not know that.

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