Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Houston, TX USA
One thing I would recommend-put your remote mount solenoid in the trunk as close to your battery as possible. Doing it this way insures that there is no current in the long cable snaking it's way through the car (through and past many sharp surfaces!) unless you are starting it. I did mine this way and it works like a charm. The positive cable in my trunk is only a foot long as it attaches to the remote solenoid, and the remote solenoid never gets hot so hot-starts are not a problem either.. The only extra work here is running a 12+ source wire to the trunk to activate the solenoid when the key is in the start position, and also running a charging wire back to the battery from the alternator. The wire from the alternator to the battery MUST have a fusible link installed in case the wire ever get's chafed.
If you are going with a traditional battery as opposed to the newer sealed units, get a marine battery box, and make certain that when the battery is in the box and it is strapped in that it is air tight.. After that, drill a line (anywhere in the box you prefer) to attach a 3/8" hose that exits out underneath the car.. This way, the fumes have a way out of the box and they end up outside the car away from precious sheet metal.
1969 383CI, T-56, 12 bolt-3.31 posi, 13" C5 Rotors, PBR Calipers, rear disc system..