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I am wondering if anyone out there has an idea about this? My '52 Fleetwood has a problem that usually rears it's ugly head during the warm months. When warmed up good, the car is slow to restart. It cranks really slowly. It does start but it is annoying. I've had the "best" mechanics over many years try to solve this problem with no luck. I've had batteries, cables and starters replaced without any improvement. I've been suggested by someone in the group to use a 6/12 volt battery. I tried it many years ago with near tragic results. I'm wondering if there is anyone left out there that has worked on these cars that has any clue? Is there anyone else out in the group that might have a car like mine with this trouble?
 

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That sounds like a problem I had on one of my cars (cant remember which one...) but mine was accompanied by occasional "run-on". Basically when I turned the car off after an extended drive it would sputter a little after I turned the key. If I had to start it again before it had cooled down it would crank over really slowly..almost like the battery was going dead. A friend of mine made a slight adjustment in the ignition timing and that cured the problem. I don't know if that would help your car but it may be worth checking. Good Luck.
 

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Hey Gramps, try getting an industrial Die-Hard 6 volt battery. You can order one from Sears. I got one for my '51 Cadillac which is almost identical under the hood as your car. I had the same problem you do. They just don't make regular 6 volt batteries with enough amps anymore. The only thing you will have to do is to get someone to make you a new battery tray. The industrial Die-Hard is a taller and wider battery. It won't fit the original battery tray right plus it will sit too high and you won't be able to close the hood. I found a local sheet metal fab shop to make mine for only $20. Ask one of your kids to give you a hand. It's worth the trouble.
 
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