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    If I was working under a schedule I would for sure do that. Since I'm unemployed and otherwise bored, tinkering on the generator the last couple of days has been a welcome project to concentrate on.

    I really appreciate all the great info.

    Do you know of any trouble spots to keep an eye on with these generators or recommend any spare parts to keep on hand?

    I have to figure out a battery solution for this thing.
    Chris Medico
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    I'm going to use 2 motorcycle batteries myself.

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    Have you figured out which size will be best?
    Chris Medico
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    Not yet ,mine are still not here. but after looking at the battery box. looks like there is plenty of room for using 2.

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    The battery is smaller than I expected. I went to WalMart yesterday and test fit a number of batteries. I could get pretty close but I didn't find a combination I really liked.

    I'm thinking about a pair of these - http://www.amazon.com/YT14B-BS-High-...rcycle+battery

    From the measurements it looks like they will fit.
    Chris Medico
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    How big is the battery box. Looking at pictures I have seen it looks pretty big. But unfortunately mine are not here to measure.

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    Here are some crappy cellphone pics of the battery and battery tray. There is plenty of room to go taller with the battery.

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    so is the battery roughly 7 inches square?

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    It is just a tad over that, I'd call it 7-3/8ths. The battery fits snug enough that once you put it in there it won't fall off.

    I found a drawing for the battery that has the exact dimensions. I also found a reference source that has a lot of battery sizing info. I'm looking through that to see if there is something of interest.

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    The battery reference doesn't include many of the motorcycle batteries. So far one of the best fits I've found is for the one I posted the link from Amazon. I may go ahead and order a set of those and see how they work.
    Chris Medico
    MEP-003a (sold), MEP-803a, MEP-802a, & MEP-831a

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