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Old 04-04-2004, 05:04 PM
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Help running wires

I'm building a '70 Chevelle, tubbed, narrowed, ladder bar.. Pro Street car, I just finished cutting out all the old and welding in the new (lots of rust). Now I'm working on the trunk and fabbing a battery box, where do I run the battery cables?? I don't really want to run them inside the car and under the carpet but that looks like the only way. Thanks, Paul

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The tub job alters the way to do it, but I would place the battery box between the tubs, use a side post battery and run the cables(at least a # 1)down thru the floor, around the front of the right tub and along the inside of the frame, ground to the starter mounting bolt and positive to the solenoid post. I would then use a # 4 wire from the alternator to the same post to make sure I have enough amperage to keep the battery charged. I would also mount the alternator on the right side to keep this wire as short as possible. Make sure you use good grommets where the cables run thru the floor and use insulated clamps along the frame. Also, don't try to short cut by grounding to the frame in the rear. Frames don't make good grounds!!! Another tip is to use welding leads for the long wires because they have superconductivity. You would have to solder your ends, but should not stop you.

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