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Old 01-12-2019, 07:02 PM
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They just don't get it. Most will never even look it up to see what you are talking about. Best mod I have done to my car. I use it twice every day.
THANKS Tony! Glad to hear you chime in -- as usual. Let the unknowing fools fish their wires through the windows, doors, hood, etc. while we simply snap the connector on and walk away.

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:12 PM
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I like the Genius Noco. I run the cable through the side grille and just leave it tucked in there when not in use. Other end is permanently mounted to engine pos and neg connections. I have forgotten to unplug and it just slips right off. Second to a magnetic connection.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruze View Post
THANKS Tony! Glad to hear you chime in -- as usual. Let the unknowing fools fish their wires through the windows, doors, hood, etc. while we simply snap the connector on and walk away.

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."
Don't think I'm a fool because I open the door so there is no need to fish it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:49 PM
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But keep in mind, some of these guys have been doing the same thing for years and years.......with no problems.....Naturally, if the same ole stuff works, why change, huh?
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:16 PM
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But keep in mind, some of these guys have been doing the same thing for years and years.......with no problems.....Naturally, if the same ole stuff works, why change, huh?
Whether this method or that method "works" isn't the point -- convenience is the point. I *always* hook it up during driving season because it's no effort. Get out of the car, snap it on, and walk away. If I had to dick around with the window/door/hood, half the time I wouldn't (didn't) bother hooking it up.

But whatever, back to the horse/water thingy.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruze View Post
Whether this method or that method "works" isn't the point -- convenience is the point. I *always* hook it up during driving season because it's no effort. Get out of the car, snap it on, and walk away. If I had to dick around with the window/door/hood, half the time I wouldn't (didn't) bother hooking it up.

But whatever, back to the horse/water thingy.
ummm...horses and buggies worked. For those comfortable with horses and buggies, a horseless carriage didn't make sense.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:59 PM
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:38 PM
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I've had the Ctek 3300 with the cigarette lighter for two years and it work great.
Same here and no issues...Vette fires up every time after sitting for weeks during winter.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:45 PM
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$5 trickle charger from Harbor Freight.

BTW- check your battery cables
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruze View Post
Whether this method or that method "works" isn't the point -- convenience is the point. I *always* hook it up during driving season because it's no effort. Get out of the car, snap it on, and walk away. If I had to dick around with the window/door/hood, half the time I wouldn't (didn't) bother hooking it up.

But whatever, back to the horse/water thingy.
What are the magic key words to find the magnetic snap-on grill charger thingy - as googling it doesn't find it, tried Snap-ons website too.

Help a horse brother out that wants to drink...
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ShagVette View Post
What are the magic key words to find the magnetic snap-on grill charger thingy - as googling it doesn't find it, tried Snap-ons website too.

Help a horse brother out that wants to drink...
CF vendor Top Flight Reproductions sells them
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:33 PM
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CF vendor Top Flight Reproductions sells them
TF apparently doesn't carry them anymore, but they are available here.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by **** Jockey View Post
I have my Deltran Battery Tender connected using the cig lighter socket.

It's always plugged in when the Vette's parked in the garage and I've been using it that way for 10+ years with no issues whatsoever.

CTEK, Deltran and Schumacher are all good brands.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:15 AM
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I use the ctek3300. And plug into cigarette lighter. I leave my car for 2 months at a time. No problems after sitting for 2 months. My zr1 has notches in the door seal. I use that to route the charger cord.
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