Trunk Battery Mount Questions and Idea's ???

jakedog

Frequent Racer
Apr 10, 2009
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Gettin ready to do a trunk mount, Where did you guys put yours ??? Post some pics if you got em . And where did you route the wire ?? the safest spot. Any tips on doing this. I know its not hard . Just looking the best suggestions. Should i run the cable to power lug up front, then to the starter ? It would give me a power point i was thinkin ? Is it legal ? I found this one from jegs pictured below . Let me know and thanks !

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Malibuwagon80

Dragway Regular
Aug 8, 2007
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check out wiringproducts.com They have all kinds of wiring needs and they're priced nicely.
 

MalibuMan1979

Frequent Racer
Aug 17, 2008
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no pics yet. mounted mine in the trunk. where the spare tire was, (tire well). ran my ground through a small grommeted hole to the rear frame. drilled and grinded a contact point. next ran my positive wire, through another grommeted hole inside the frame, over the rear wheel area, (i know, i will fix that later when i narrow my frame rails), along inside my right side frame rail with mounts, and up along the inside front frame to my starter connector. i went to the junkyard and found a cadillac car and removed the positive power firewall connector with cover and wire and mounted it to my hvac delete panel. i connected the wire to the starter connector. to top it off i ran a 2 guage wire from my frame front to my engine for a positive ground. the only thing now i want to do is install a emergency shut off terminal at the back.
 

Excelerater

MalibuRacing Junkie
May 22, 2003
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those bulkhead stink,too large of a hole to drill and dont secure really well.....

try these instead....http://www.delcity.net/store/Stud-Type-Junction-Block/p_71704.a_1


What I did was run 2 of these in my trunk one goes to BAT POS and one to BAT NEG.....
Then run your cables up the car as needed for POS and run a short cable to the frame for NEG
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pmgm

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Jun 2, 2007
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I would like to do this to... Can somebody post some pics of there install?

Thanks
 

jakedog

Frequent Racer
Thread starter
Apr 10, 2009
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Upstate NY
Where to run the main cable to ??? Clamp to the outside of the frame ? This legal ?
I'm thinkin you dont want it inside the frame moving around correct ???
Any pics in the trunk ?? Anyone ??
 

Excelerater

MalibuRacing Junkie
May 22, 2003
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ZIP TIES FTW
 

chop57

Frequent Racer
Oct 26, 2008
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i would suggest a 100 amp in line fuse on the + side to be safe, your also gonna have to run a separate 4 guage wire directly to the back of the alt. otherwise the car will continue to run when you shut it off.
 

MalibuMan1979

Frequent Racer
Aug 17, 2008
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flint, (lapeer), michigan
chop57 said:
i would suggest a 100 amp in line fuse on the + side to be safe, your also gonna have to run a separate 4 guage wire directly to the back of the alt. otherwise the car will continue to run when you shut it off.
i like the safety in line fuse idea. but why do you have to run the wire to the back of the alternator? extra ground? bigger power wire? i don't have one on mine and it works great.
 

COPO 572

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Mar 23, 2004
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and don't forget you need to run the threaded rod through the frame of the car or similar structure to pass tech at some tracks. I raced at Maple Grove last year and the guy flagged me for having the battery bolted to the trunk floor. He let me race, but said I had to have it fixed for the next time I came back.
 

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