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    Hi, I just purchased an Odessey 925 Battery.... what a change from the jell cell I had before.... my only problem is modifying the battery box.
    Anyone else have a Odessey or similar dry cell battery, and if so have what type of modification did you do to fit the battery in the existing battery box, or did you fabricate a new box?

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    Not really a box, just 2 aluminum profiles and a U-shaped hold-down bracket (wrapped red in the picture):



    (The junk on the right hand side is the battery cut-off solenoid)

    Gert

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    • #3
      battery tray

      I modified the stock caterham battery tray (which is stainless). I had to remove it from the car, fold down one edge and re-bend the straps around the new battery. I'll hunt around for a pic for you.
      Tom "ELV15" Jones
      http://PIErats.com

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      • #4
        Do you think the 925 battery is excessive for these cars? I noticed Gert that you're using the 625 battery.... I have a crossflow motor and want to make sure I'm note over amping my system.

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        • #5
          Scott

          I have a 535 but will probably buy the 625 when I need to replace it.

          With a custom made battery box that mounts it under the throttle bodies.

          I did have some hot starting issues but they were more with the starter than the battery. These are resolved since I bought a gear reduction starter.

          Doug
          Last edited by Doug Liedblad; May 7, 2007, 10:14 PM.

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          • #6
            battery

            Here is another installation. http://www.teambirkinsport.com/gallery/sealed_battery

            I used a similar sized battery, it has been fine unless I let the car sit for 3-4 weeks at a time. It is not on a battery tender and I do not have a master disconnect switch, so there is some kind of slow drain that gradually flattens it. I should fit one or keep it on a tender, but just have not gotten around to it yet. If I kept it on a tender I'd have no problem running a 535, as it is the 625 seems to be a good size for me. I don't recall exactly, but I don't believe there was a huge difference in weight between the 535 and 625.
            Tom "ELV15" Jones
            http://PIErats.com

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            • #7
              ?

              Gert, what is that huge round thing next to your battery?
              Tom "ELV15" Jones
              http://PIErats.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by New2 7's
                Do you think the 925 battery is excessive for these cars? I noticed Gert that you're using the 625 battery.... I have a crossflow motor and want to make sure I'm note over amping my system.
                I think the 925 is just fine. A little more reserve than with my 625 battery. The 625 was in my car when I got it (4 years and still going strong) and it also happens to be the cheapest one. You just need to find your best compromise of cranking power, weight and cost.

                Gert

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Elv15
                  Gert, what is that huge round thing next to your battery?
                  It is the battery cut-off solenoid. I found the manual cut-off switches disingenuous since they require the "hot" battery cable to be routet for a few feet through the car. If the shit ever hits the fan there is almost as much opportunity for a fiery short before the switch as there is without the switch. With the solenoid the "hot" wire is only 12" long (and unlike the picture the terminals are actually all covered).

                  Gert

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