Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Re: How does this look?
The schematic above leaves a lot to the imagination. If you're going with a rear-mounted battery, there are lots of details you'll want to be aware of. If you search the archives you'll see lots of discussions about rear mounted battery setups and recently someone posted a more complete schematic which was critiqued. Ventalation is important. Fire safety is number one and will dictate the location of parts, types of cables, connections, solenoids, etc. I advocate running a separate ground wire equal in size to the starter power wire all the way to the block. The starter is a huge current draw and will roast any inadequate ground. The separate ground will protect your car stereo amps and other accessories from being eaten by the starter. A starter solenoid will prevent a short circuit from shunting full battery voltage to ground. In fewer words -- keep looking for a better schematic and more details. Make a parts list.
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