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    I got my kit from ETN last week. Top quality weld work and painting. I haven't had the chance to install it yet, but it should be pretty easy with the detailed instructions he supplied. It was packaged with care and all the hardware looks to be in place. I will report back upon install.

    BTW, with coupons, I got the high amp U1-3 batteries from Advance Auto for about $20 apiece this week.

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    We finally had rain today and I was able to make the time to do some indoor projects. I made my way out to the shed with the intention of finally adjusting the 701A throttle linkage as ETN550 has suggested. Out of curiosity I tried to see if it would turn over and found the battery was weak. So instead of adjusting the linkage I elected to finally complete my battery conversion with the above mentioned kit. Easy as pie! The ASK will need to be modified before this project is actually complete, but I was running out of time and day light so I had to call it quits for today.

    ETN550, thanks again for the great kit. If anyone else is on the fence about buying the kit and doing the conversion rest assured, its a good product and an easy enough process.

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    ETN550: any chance you'll make more of these kits?

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    I have some more in process but still a ways out. I'll post up when I get close and the paint is drying!

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    Do you have any more of these? I have a 701a. Will need the kit. Thanks!

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    Also what are the best batteries from Napa to use? What cold cranking amps? Thanks

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    You do know that the post is about 5 years since the last time active.

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    Zombie posts aren't really fun due to the time frame that passes. The guys posting probably didn't pay attention to the time stamp before posting. I bought an original military battery for my 701a from NAPA & when it arrived it almost stopped my heart. The battery cost $285.00 for that small battery. Yikes! Won't be making that mistake again.
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    "Northwood81" its probably best to PM him considering the age of this thread. That way, he gets an immediate private message notice from you, if he is still active, whenever he logs into SS no matter what section of SS he's viewing/posting.
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