I love t hese long spring/ summer nights. My brother came round on the weekend to have a beer or t wo after work while we messed about wit h my latest project (an MGA). The plan is to do a rolling restoration on the old girl, and one of the first jobs is to tidy up the engine bay. I’d removed the battery before my brother turned up, but when he did, he threatened that if I didn’t move the battery off the concrete it was sitting on, he was going straight back home. And taking the beer (Great Northern) with him.
I had no idea what he was talking about, but he was adamant that a battery left sitting on concrete will not only go flat quick smart, but will also then refuse to be recharged. I reckon he’s lost his mind. How on earth can it matter where you sit a batter y inside its sea led, insulated casing? He reckons the cold of the concrete has something to do with it, but then how does a single battery survive a Scandinavian winter? Last time I looked, concrete isn’t a great conductor of electricity, so what’s t he deal. I reckon you’ve probably heard ever y hairbrained motoring theor y ever invented Morley, so what’s your ta ke?
Ray Wildman, Logan, QLD.