It is a big block! But my point is having extra cranking capacity for these old carburated cars that sometimes decide they don't want to start right up (don't pretend this has never happened to you).slim said:I have a '68 289 2v which is same as your '66 C code. Weather here in Wisconsin
is simialar to Poland. I use a 24F size Autolite rated at 675 CCA. The original
24F for these cars was 500 CCA. Even an Optima which most consider the best
is 875 CCA. IMO 1000 CCA is overkill unless you have a big block engine!
Or an engine with starting problems that should be fixed!
LOL! Actually I'm from Chicago and my Father used to bring his battery inside if he knew there was going to be an extremely cold night. Later on he started putting a lamp under the hood and run an extension cord into the house to keep the battery warm, that worked too.slim said:Sorry Lauerence, back in the early '60's I drove my '46 Ford parked overnite outside
below zero here in Wiconsin. On a realy cold nite I would carry the 6 volt battery inside.
12 volt systems, especially the alternator have made it a piece of cake!
I fear you southerners are a bit spoiled!