Well before I rebuilt the BB I never had a problem with battery power. I was running a stock starter, kirkland battery, and a stock 95 alternator (for the serpentine belt setup). Once the motor got rebuilt we dropped it in (Feb 06). And ever since we tried firing it, it has been a pain in the ass to me. It took a car, a battery charger, and another battery to just get the thing jumped. So I went and spent the money on a red top optima battery. Well then i burned up the stock starter. And then another. So i bought a gear reduction starter to work better with it. Well to this day I am still having battery problems. Could it be a bad ground? Where are you grounds at for your batteries? Right now mine is grounded to the front of the block. Im really just stuck on what is worng here. I have a digital amperage gauge and it keeps reading around 14. I had the battery recharged at napa once and it only got a couple starts off of it. Any help is wanted. TY. BTW the tranny is blown up so the truck just sits in the driveway when I fire it up.