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bammax



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PostSubject: Battery relocation   Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:16 pm

I figure this section gets more views so I'll stick it here.

Has anyone on here done a trunk mount battery setup before? I'm playing with the idea and everything I read makes it seem way to easy. I figure there must be tips and tricks that need to be addressed. Like how do you wire it to the starter, alternator, and aux fuse block when the cable you get only has 1 end? I'm guessing you need a junction block but I've got no clue about what size/style and what rating it needs and all that stuff.

Any ideas would be appreciated. It doesn't need to be to nhra spec but it would be nice to pass a tech inspection at a track.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:16 pm

just connect everything to aux battery post, starter,alt,long battery cable, if you have one Smile if you don't have one then just put everything on the starter or alt
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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:26 pm

Some people use a remote starter solenoid in the trunk so the 1/0 cable to the starter is only live when cranking. All other wiring is smaller gauge (w/ fusible links which I've always hated). This requires alot more wiring then Bobbys method.

Funny thing is....NO ONE asked why do you want to do this? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:28 pm

bammax wrote:
Any ideas would be appreciated. It doesn't need to be to nhra spec but it would be nice to pass a tech inspection at a track.

did you buy a race car brad? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:41 pm

sdstick wrote:
Some people use a remote starter solenoid in the trunk so the 1/0 cable to the starter is only live when cranking. All other wiring is smaller gauge (w/ fusible links which I've always hated). This requires alot more wiring then Bobbys method.

Funny thing is....NO ONE asked why do you want to do this? Smile

the alt needs power with key on and have the bigger cable to charge the battery
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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:53 pm

Tech inspection wants a cutoff switch
Make sure you bolt it down good.
In the event of accident it'll kill you coming thru the back seat


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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:57 pm

I was thinking battery to aux fuse block and then run a cable from there to the alternator of roughly the same guage, then a small guage to the starter solenoid in the stock configuration. On Olds engines the starter connection is a nightmare so I'd rather just splice into the stock wire for that instead of running generic aftermarket wire

The kill switch needs to be put through the tail panel which may be tricky just from a positioning standpoint, but is doable. I figure I'll just run that after the battery on the way toward the front of the car. That way the cutoff basically disconnects the battery from the system. I have heard though that the cutoff needs to kill the alternator connection too but I'm not sure how that would work.

And the reason for all this is that I'd like to learn how it all works and try it out, plus I may have sold my inner fenders which means there's going to be no place to put the battery Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:33 am

Is this the type of remote solenoid you guys were talking about?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G1750/?rtype=10

If so then that's not a bad deal. The directions are very confusing though. It'd be easier to understand if they showed the solenoid as a wiring schematic since I can read those. I'm not sure which of the little posts is for the trigger wire from the ignition and which is for the ground. Unless my interpretation is all wrong from looking at too many relays latelly Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:06 am

Yes, thats it. You young guys dont remember those solenoids?
I want to say every old Ford had one (but its early Sleep )
Made bumping a starter a pc of cake.
The large terminals are like the HIGH Amp relay contact.
The small terminals are the coil (key connection to energize & gnd)
The wiring diagram doesnt show those.
I just grabbed one of the 1st examples I found.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery relocation   Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:38 pm

I've never owned a furd. Pontiac, Chevy, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge. I'm not familiar with their technology other than all the people I know who had a furd ended up with it on fire.

I figured I had the wiring inputs right in my head when looking at how the solenoid worked. I just wanted someone with more brains to clarify before I oversimplified things.
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