I’d appreciate some advice on the best choice of battery for my classics.
I’ve had issues in the past with corrosion of the metalwork around and supporting lead acid batteries, presumably due to the fumes or vapours given off by the battery. For this reason, I switched two of my cars to AGM batteries to try to reduce this effect.
All cars sit connected to Ctek conditioner chargers (obviously set to AGM for that type).
Would you recommend sticking with lead acid? Is there any great risk of explosion by leaving the batteries continuously on charge? On one car, the battery is pretty close to the exhaust manifolds - any big risk here for an AGM? I was thinking of maybe fitting a ‘classic’ rubber case lead acid battery such as a Shield, as on two cars they are very visible.