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10-12-2008, 08:04 PM
Well, I thought today was the day the Lark would fire up. I got the distributor in and the wires on, hooked up my remote starter switch and connected the battery. Left the coil wire off just to make sure she'd spin.

I hit the remote switch and instead of hearing "RRRrrrRRRrrrRRRrrr" I heard "rrrr..." and it stopped turning. Tried starting it with the key and got only the solenoid clicking. [:0]

My brand new Sears battery was dead. Put it on the charger and sure enough... 12.5 volts, nearly no amps.

So I guess I'll try again tomorrow. [B)][8]


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

10-12-2008, 08:12 PM
Stupid battery! [}:)] Doesn't it realize where it lives? :D

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

10-12-2008, 08:45 PM
Jumper cables.

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Steve T
10-13-2008, 10:18 PM

If your Lark isn't updated with an internally regulated alternator, check the voltage regulator...it may be doing unspeakable things to your battery. Betty, my 62, gave me fits until I got a good regulator to replace the squiffy one; she's been reliable as the dawn since (including trundling round the region today for the heck of it)...



Warren Webb
10-14-2008, 07:32 AM
Clark...two words...."Battery Tender". I bought mine thru the Stude Museum website & seems like its always being used for one of the cars.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

10-14-2008, 08:01 PM
I went to Sears this AM and they replaced the defective battery. Put it in and the engine turned over nicely and made plenty of spark! Can't do any more because it's Bible study night, but tomorrow - in goes the gas, baby!!!!


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard