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I mounted the battery for my 48 Chevy pu in the cab behind the seat. where is the best place to run the ground lead to? Is there a bolt on the tranny that can be used or should I run it to a bolt on the frame and get another section of cable and run it further up to the engine? I don't really want it back in the stock location (alternator bracket) as I'm trying to hide as many wires under hood as I can. I also noticed another problem while running the positive cable. My gas tank is on the passenger side and the cable will run fairly close to the fuel line...doesn't sound good to me for some reason...lol. how bad is this? Thanks for your help folks.

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You can run it to a place on the trans, but you must also have ground straps from engine to frame and from frame to body.

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check docvettes post
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How do I wire my trunk mounted battery??
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Thanks for finding that oldie but not yet moldy post that I had seen a year or so ago. I'm sitting here with my Ford solenoid in hand and was about to do a search on what docvette had to say about trunk mounted batteries and solenoids - now I know.

Is that 1ga ever hard to maneuver while trying to hide from sight

Dave W

I just re-read the long post and from what I can see, the battery cables shouldn't be run inside of the car. This is posing a little problem for me as the underside of my car - my TCI "A" chassis is real busy as far as bits and chunks in the wrong place!!!!. The fuel and brake lines are directly below my trunk mounted battery box - so it looks like I do need to become creative - that is unless someone has a better idea

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When I relocated my battery to the trunk I used info found at MadElectrical.
You should mount the starter solenoid with the battery to avoid running that thick cable live under or through your cab.
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When I relocated my battery to the trunk I used info found at MadElectrical.
You should mount the starter solenoid with the battery to avoid running that thick cable live under or through your cab.
I like that MAD kit - the way I'm starting to wire the car up - it has a live wire to the starter at all times - I just need to take a better look at the drawings and how it works with a Ford mini starter

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