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trunk battery question

I am shifting the battery to the trunk and have a question on wiring. I will direct wire the positive to the starter but with the negative can I wire direct to trunk floor or rear chasss rails
Is the ground good enough here or should the negative be wired elswhere closer to the motor ( big block)

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I am shifting the battery to the trunk and have a question on wiring. I will direct wire the positive to the starter but with the negative can I wire direct to trunk floor or rear chasss rails
Is the ground good enough here or should the negative be wired elswhere closer to the motor ( big block)

Thanks in advance
I have always grounded mine to the frame. I take a wire wheel to the frame to get it down to bare metal, us a star washer when mounting the ground wire, and then give it a coat of spray paint. I always make sure that I have the motor grounded to the frame and a ground to the firewall from motor also. Then for a little more certainty, I run a ground from the frame to the firewall.

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Re: trunk battery question

I have mine bolted to the frame rail and I also have a neg. cable from the front frame rail to the block. Cant have too many grounds. Also if you plan on running the car at the track you will need a batt. cutoff switch mounted on the rear of the car in the positive cable.

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I have mine bolted to the frame rail and I also have a neg. cable from the front frame rail to the block. Cant have too many grounds. Also if you plan on running the car at the track you will need a batt. cutoff switch mounted on the rear of the car in the positive cable.
Yep. And I'm kinda,,,,,, OK, anal about grounding. I run a humongous ground cable to the starter, under one of the mounting bolts, all the way from the battery in the trunk.

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Re: trunk battery question

If your going to run on the track you'll also need to put the battery in a sealed box that is vented outside the trunk.

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I grounded to the trunk on the rail near the wheel well, and again from the motor to the frame....with the huge 1/0 gauge wire!!

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I grounded my to the trunk pan and have had no problems.

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If your going to run on the track you'll also need to put the battery in a sealed box that is vented outside the trunk.
Or use a red-top. AGM's are sealed. They can be used upside down. But the switch in the trunk's required. Mine's installed now.

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I have always grounded mine to the frame. I take a wire wheel to the frame to get it down to bare metal, us a star washer when mounting the ground wire, and then give it a coat of spray paint. I always make sure that I have the motor grounded to the frame and a ground to the firewall from motor also. Then for a little more certainty, I run a ground from the frame to the firewall.

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The frame is much bigger than any old 00 conductor. Having said that...I would prefer to have 00 all the way to my starter. But I just have a short piece of 0 or 01 from batt to frame. Oh no take that back... when I rewired I ran a piece of 10 or 12 gauge to my ignition and relays from B-, in addition to the frame ground.

I would be a little apprehensive if the car didn't have subframe connectors, either jumper front half to back half or run wire all the way.

I thought all the rules said was a battery hold-down device is required. Mine has never been sealed, just clamped down. Never had a tech inspector say a thing about it.

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Valid point on the subframe connectors. Mine does.

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I would be a little apprehensive if the car didn't have subframe connectors, either jumper front half to back half or run wire all the way.

I thought all the rules said was a battery hold-down device is required. Mine has never been sealed, just clamped down. Never had a tech inspector say a thing about it.
I just automatically assumed frame connectors.
NHRA rulebook 8:1 BATTERIES states all batteries must be securely mounted.Rear firewall.024 steel or .032 aluminum required or sealed poly box vented to outside of body.
That is not the complete rule but a short part of what it says.

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