Hello all,

Yep, I am the new dude and am posting to seek some help. I picked up a 44 MB that had "battery issues", bottom line up front is something is killing the battery as it sits and I lack the ability to find the bad connection or wire that is shorting it out. I've gone through 3 6V batteries in 2 years and even with a full charge/ new battery getting it started is an act of faith. Some days it turns over right away, some it won't start at all, at best when it won't crank the starter turns the engine maybe 1/2 to 1/3 or a full rotation. I've tried adding grounding cables to the frame and from the starter to the block and the back to the frame but it changes nothing. I'll see if I can post a video with what it does, hoping to solve the root cause as when it runs it is a complete blast to drive around.