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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 16, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone keep battery up front after swap?

Looks like most relocate battery to trunk. Anyone keep it up front? Looking for ideas on fuse box and computer mounting points while keeping battery in stock location. Im using gmpp harness and running vintage air setup. any input is appreciated. Thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 16, 05:28 AM
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Re: Anyone keep battery up front after swap?

I kept my battery in the engine compartment. I mounted the engine and transmission computers where the fan motor used to be. It's a tight fit but it looks ok. The fuse box mounted with some industrial strength Velcro on the inner fender well behind the battery. It is out of sight and makes it a short run for power to the computers. It's pretty tight stuffing all the wire harness back behind the fender for a clean look but it works.

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Re: Anyone keep battery up front after swap?

Most do jot relocate the battery to the trunk. Unless you're racing or have too much time on your hands its just one of those things that the magazines would have you believe must be done, like installing an electric fuel pump on a carbed engine.
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Re: Anyone keep battery up front after swap?

Done it both ways.

When using the GMPP fuse box I like moving it and using the battery tray for mounting the fuse box for a clean look and good access.

On a budget swap with the factory harness reworked I mounted a small fuse box and the relays on the inner fender. Looked nice when finished with the wires wrapped neatly in power braid
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 16, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone keep battery up front after swap?

If anyone has any pictures of there setup to share I would love to see them. Thank you
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Re: Anyone keep battery up front after swap?

I will be installing my battery in the trunk. I took Johns advice/idea and will mount the fuse box in the orig battery tray.

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Most do jot relocate the battery to the trunk. Unless you're racing or have too much time on your hands its just one of those things that the magazines would have you believe must be done, like installing an electric fuel pump on a carbed engine.
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In my swap there is absolutely NO room for a battery up front and need all the weight in the back I can get for TRACTION (8

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