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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 14, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Installing Holley HP EFI, question about battery connection

I'm starting to install a Holley HP EFI with the 4BBL TBI replacing an Edelbrock 1406. I'm working through the electrical portion. The instructions call out for connecting a 40 Amp circuit directly to the positive terminal on the battery. I would like to do this in way that looks nice. My current positive cable is just a single 0 gauge wire going to the starter. Are there battery terminals that accept a 0 gauge and a 10 gauge wire that looks nice? Or does someone know the part number of cross reference for a molded heavy duty cable that would reach the starter and have a 10 gauge or better tap lead?
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Re: Installing Holley HP EFI, question about battery connection

Most autoparts stores have battery terminal bolt extenders over by the cables, both for side post and standard "clamp" posts. They replace the existing clamp or anchor bolt with one that has a built in additional terminal point so you have a clean junction point.

Or, if you just put a large ring on the end of your main EFI supply line you can just run it behind the engine and connect directly to the starter supply.


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Re: Installing Holley HP EFI, question about battery connection

I would not connect the EFI to the starter, Holley says to connect it direct to the battery as it works as an accumulator, reducing noise and keep a more constistant voltage. I am using Holley HP on a TPI setup on my pickup truck, and it is working really good. Easy to use and understand.
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Re: Installing Holley HP EFI, question about battery connection

You can you the cable you suggested that has the 10 ga wire coming of the connector.

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Re: Installing Holley HP EFI, question about battery connection

Thanks everyone. I didn't think about a bolt extender. For now, I'll just replace the existing bolt with a longer one and use an extra nut with a star washer to make the electrical connection.
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