[ausev] Batteries not included... Ouch! :(
blasseter.cmpe01 at gtalumni.org
Tue Dec 9 15:28:52 GMT 2008
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Vern Graner <vern at txis.com> wrote:
> 1) Anyone know if I can get these cheaper (maybe local)?
Have you tried asking the local GEM dealer? Even if he doesn't have
good battery prices, but he likely has other things you might need.
(And the car likely came from him in the first place... Since it was
an Austin movie.)
I got my batteries from the Interstate Battery dealer on Burleson Rd.
that Mark mentioned. I'm sure he'd be able to give you good
recommendations on something that is cheaper yet will still work.
> 2) What would happen if I just put six 12v wal-mart/costco car batteries
> in there?
Car batteries are not "deep cycle" batteries. i.e. They are meant to
briefly run the starter motor, and then expect continuous recharging.
You need some sort of deep cycle or marine battery.
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Mark Farver <mfarver at mindbent.org> wrote:
> If you can get the car cleaned up and (maybe) running, I suspect you
> could get a decent amount selling it as a movie collectible on ebay.
The prescience of movie "Idiocracy" is becoming more apparent with
each passing day. If the car was restored... I bet you could sell it
for a lot, but that would be a long and time consuming task.
Brian "Lasso" Lasseter
"No Sane man will dance." -Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
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