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Re: Battery problem/ after HEI conversion
Get a multimeter and check for current drain with the ignition off by putting the ammeter in line with one of the leads to the battery. Ie, remove the positive lead and hook it back up to the battery thru the ammeter. There should be only a current drain for your clock, if any.
I wonder if there is overcharging occurring here based on the acid oozing out? Use a digital voltmeter to deterime the charging voltage. Should'nt be more than about 15.5 volts when the alternator is cold. Higher than that, and you may be overcharging the battery.
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