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Posted by Maurice Turlington at January 17. 2017

Can anyone tell me what the CCA (cold cranking amps) should be for the Electra. Would a CCA of 120amps be sufficient?

Re: Electra Battery

Posted by martin_jones1 at February 24. 2017

Previously Maurice Turlington wrote:

Can anyone tell me what the CCA (cold cranking amps) should be for the Electra. Would a CCA of 120amps be sufficient?

Hello Maurice.

I have an Electra . At first the electric starting was sluggish. I found the contactor points were very pitted.

I fitted a starting solenoid  off a BMC Min. Cheap to purchase and easy to fit underneath the seat area.

Skimmed the com. in the lathe and fitted a good quality  L/A  10 amp  battery. @ £55.

The result is good. I put an industrial CCA meter on it and amps never exceeded 140.

However. I always kick it over first off.

I wrote a small  article in Roadholder about doing work on the Lucas M3.

Hope it all goes ok at your end.

Kind regards

Martin Jones   E.Y.NOC. chairman  and secretary.

Re: Electra Battery

Posted by Maurice Turlington at February 24. 2017

Previously martin_jones1 wrote:

Previously Maurice Turlington wrote:

Can anyone tell me what the CCA (cold cranking amps) should be for the Electra. Would a CCA of 120amps be sufficient?

Hello Maurice.

I have an Electra . At first the electric starting was sluggish. I found the contactor points were very pitted.

I fitted a starting solenoid  off a BMC Min. Cheap to purchase and easy to fit underneath the seat area.

Skimmed the com. in the lathe and fitted a good quality  L/A  10 amp  battery. @ £55.

The result is good. I put an industrial CCA meter on it and amps never exceeded 140.

However. I always kick it over first off.

I wrote a small  article in Roadholder about doing work on the Lucas M3.

Hope it all goes ok at your end.

Kind regards

Martin Jones   E.Y.NOC. chairman  and secretary.

Thanks Martin, that's useful. I'm going to fit a single 12v battery and the one I've found should fit the bill.

Can you remember which issue of Roadholder your article was in? I can't remember seeing it but I've only been a member for 2 years. Maurice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Electra Battery

Posted by Tony Ripley at February 24. 2017

Previously Maurice Turlington wrote:

 

Can you remember which issue of Roadholder your article was in? I can't remember seeing it but I've only been a member for 2 years. Maurice

- Lucas M3 Starter Motor 337 Jan 2016 page 30

Re: Electra Battery

Posted by trevor_veale at March 09. 2017

Previously Maurice Turlington wrote:

Previously martin_jones1 wrote:

Previously Maurice Turlington wrote:

Can anyone tell me what the CCA (cold cranking amps) should be for the Electra. Would a CCA of 120amps be sufficient?

Hello Maurice.

I have an Electra . At first the electric starting was sluggish. I found the contactor points were very pitted.

I fitted a starting solenoid  off a BMC Min. Cheap to purchase and easy to fit underneath the seat area.

Skimmed the com. in the lathe and fitted a good quality  L/A  10 amp  battery. @ £55.

The result is good. I put an industrial CCA meter on it and amps never exceeded 140.

However. I always kick it over first off.

I wrote a small  article in Roadholder about doing work on the Lucas M3.

Hope it all goes ok at your end.

Kind regards

Martin Jones   E.Y.NOC. chairman  and secretary.

Thanks Martin, that's useful. I'm going to fit a single 12v battery and the one I've found should fit the bill.

Can you remember which issue of Roadholder your article was in? I can't remember seeing it but I've only been a member for 2 years. Maurice

 

 

Can you tell me what battery you are going to use and where you are going to fit it as I am using 2x6v 11amp as I could not find a 12v 11/12amp that would fit in either location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Electra Battery

Posted by jerry_jensen at June 15. 2017

I have a pair of 12N5-4B s in parallel in mine and it works fine.  Whatever the CCA of this battery is X2

Re: Electra Battery

Posted by trevor_veale at June 16. 2017

Previously jerry_jensen wrote:

I have a pair of 12N5-4B s in parallel in mine and it works fine.  Whatever the CCA of this battery is X2

 

I was wondering if it was possible to get 1 12v 11/12 amp that would fit in the tool box , I an not sure if there is any benefit having 2x12v against 2x6v perhaps some one could explain

trevor

 

 

 

 

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