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Username Post: Trunk mounted Batt. cable routing        (Topic#354200)
T57 
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12-03-18 06:15 PM - Post#2753257    

Hi all, was wondering what the best way is to route the pos. cable when the battery is mounted in the trunk.
I have two fuel lines running on the inside of the pass. side frame rail,which leaves little room there.
The only thing on the outside of the pass. side frame rail is the brake line and leaves a little room there.Do any of you fine people see any reason not to run it on the outside of the pass. frame rail? Or if you know of a better idea I would very much appreciate it.
Thanx in advance..."T"...


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HotRodg57 
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12-04-18 01:36 PM - Post#2753360    
    In response to T57

Mine is run on the outside of frame rails, alond with the brake lines.
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T57 
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12-04-18 02:24 PM - Post#2753364    
    In response to HotRodg57

Thanx for the reply Rodger.
That is what I will do then.
I really appreciate the info!
Thanx..."T"...

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Edited by T57 on 12-04-18 02:24 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
5Larry7 
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12-05-18 02:11 PM - Post#2753513    
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  • HotRodg57 Said:
Mine is run on the outside of frame rails, alond with the brake lines.
Rodger



X2. I also put extra insulation wherever I thought there might be a chance of chaffing. I ran the ground wire to the frame but then you must also run a ground wire from the engine to the frame as well as from the car body. You can not have too many ground wires. In 14 years of using my car with the trunk mounted battery I have had zero problems.

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T57 
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12-05-18 05:40 PM - Post#2753534    
    In response to 5Larry7

Thanx for the input Larry.
I like the extra insulation idea. The grounding I totally believe in,you can't have too much.
Thanx again guy's I appreciate the help...
.."T"...



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TR56210 
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12-05-18 06:35 PM - Post#2753538    
    In response to T57

I did outside frame for positive cable. Then after buying new wire harness, they strongly suggested running negative cable to starter mounting bolt. While there, run together, I didn’t the first time, just a suggestion.



 
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12-10-18 02:13 AM - Post#2754036    
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Using 1/0 gauge Audio grade wire I ran mine through a grommet then along the outside of the frame rail secured with frame with Made for You T clamps secured to the frame using Rivnuts. I also ran the same gauge ground with both terminating in the engine bay. The ground to the frame then using a flat grounding strap to the block. The positive to a remote solenoid. Over 10 years of no problems. BTW, I have a trunk mounted shut off switch.
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T57 
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12-10-18 02:41 PM - Post#2754089    
    In response to HYPR

Thanx folks for all the input.As always,good information.
Thanx..."T"...

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CharlieC 
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12-10-18 09:50 PM - Post#2754127    
    In response to T57

My battery cables, fuel line, air lines and wiring for the Shockwave sensors are inside/within the frame itself. Little bit of work to do it, but well worth the effort.

Charlie

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