*WOW* your replies are getting short!
There were several points worthy of further discussion, where did
My first answer to Big Al wasn't "profound" enough for you. Why don't
you elaborate on it a bit?
You probably, no, *definitely*, should comment on my assertion that
connecting a 12V car battery to a 12V motorcycle might not be a good
idea. Do you agree, or disagree, or have any thoughts at all? Tell us!
How about the parallel battery setup that I called a poor design, Dodge
does that don't they? I haven't seen Dodge's dual battery setup
personally, but I'm pretty sure it's been mentioned here. And I don't
recall ever seeing any negative comments about it. If it's as I think it
is, then I just called it LOUSY, and nobody wants to comment? What do
you think about it, Skippy?
This explains it ALL!!! He was home schooled and his mommy
made his GES diploma for him out of needle point, to go
No, if I took it the wailing I'd here from you would be too much to bear. I
also remember all the work you did to get it. Look how it kept you occupied
this past week.
That damn car was fantastic on the drive both way's. It let's you move
through traffic and change lanes instantly. Gotta love all the HP and
instant response. A very comfortable car. Only problem with it is the crap
in the cooling. Mike was going to look into it from his end. Oh, I warped a
set of rotor's as well. Had to hit them hard at about 80mph a few times then
I started to get the shimmy at high speed applications. But there is a tsb
out on them. I guess they replace them with the slotted rotor's used on the
Had nothing to do with your "machine". I gotta tell you tho, the ole JD
hasn't missed a beat so far. Everythings been running good so far, got about
a hundred acres of beans to finnish up next week. Looking forward to a bit
of a break.
Just out of curiosity, what kind of mpg you getting out on the highway??
A very comfortable car. Only problem with it is the crap
With getting your fat ass stopped from 80 mph I'm surprized it ain't got a
drag chute on it.
But there is a tsb
At 70mph it will get a constant 20-21 mpg depending on grade. At 75-90+ it
will drop to 17.5 I've never had less on the highway, remember it does not
have the cyl cut out or whatever ya call it. What's nice is at those speeds
it stops as fast as it goes. Those Brembo's are a good piece.
The question the begs to be asked is: Will your fat ass fit in the
I'm sure there is no weight used on the JD.
Not at all. Haven't even had the opportunity to try it since it's been on
the east coast for a few years now.
That isn't bad for that kind of performance. My old big-block Camaro would
get 14 on the highway if I kept it below 50. But it'd outrun your pos any
day.. <VBG> Notice I didn't say out-stop or out-handle...
Yes it will. I've got to put my fingerprints on a couple of them so far..
Guess again. Had to put fluid in the inside dual this spring and it still's
running 7-8% slippage.
Stock out of the box, I've seen time slips that vary from 12.80 on up most
are 12.9 low 13's. Having to do with driver, weather, elevation and so on.
Top speed some have posted pic's and vid's of 165mph Not too shabby for a 4
door.Doubtful your Camaro could turn that. I know that the 69 I had could
but it was far from stock. Glass nose, and stuff like that. Not a registered
street car. Actually it was a cheater, was a 427. No way would it get to
165MPH with the rear gears.
I didn't say touch them! I said get your fat ass into the seat.
I'm sorry in all the years I have been working on cars, to including
the creation and installation of competition stereo systmes, I have
NEVER heard of a wire a "heavy" There are gauges, from 00 to 1/0, to
22. So, what is it? Hell, tell me this, what size is the cabling in
a set of jumper cables?
When I set up my '77 D200 for my 'Superwench' S3500, I used 1/0 welding
cable to feed the 175A disconnects at the front & rear. I didn't *need* to
go that large but, the wire wasn't too expensive (at the time), and it's
what the pins for the connectors would fit. At the same time, I installed
dual Interstate Group 27 "Workaholic" batteries, with a solenoid between
them. The solenoid is energized from the Accessory feed (de-energized
during cranking). The winch is powered from the 2nd battery. Later, I
fabricated a set of jumper cables from 1/0. The cables have a connector on
one end that will plug into the 175A connector... I can jump-start someone
from either end of my truck.
Apparently you don't understand the function of the relay in this
circuit or how it works.
When the truck is parked and the ignition is switched off, the
batteries are isolated from each other preventing the vehicle
battery from being discharged from electrical usage in the
trailer. i.e., the relay is not energized, there is no direct
positive cable connection between the two batteries.
Won't happen. The only time the two batteries are connected
together is when the tow vehicle's engine is running via the now
energized isolation relay, if the engine is running, the circuit
voltage to both batteries is higher that the static open circuit
voltage of the batteries, the batteries are now being charged,
there is no "weaker" battery. Differences in internal resistance
between the two batteries will cause the battery with lower
resistance to draw more current, but that is the only difference.
The batteries -aren't- always tied together. the only time they
are tied together is when the engine is running and they are
You should endeavor to learn how a properly connected isolation
relay works. (assuming that you can find time in between calling
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