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Trunk mounted battery

I am installing a trunk mounted battery. How do I go about attaching the ends that go to the starter and the negative to the frame? Will soldering them work OK?
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depends on the type of ends you are using, there are some that do a good job as crimped, some use a compression type fitting, some can be soldered. I've used all three types successfully.
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Thanks for the info - every little bit helps.
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from a safety standpoint make sure you mount your battery in a battery box. battery vapors are highly corrosive along with being highly explosive.

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from a safety standpoint make sure you mount your battery in a battery box. battery vapors are highly corrosive along with being highly explosive.

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Good point Kevin, and also make sure you vent that battery box to the outside.

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Fred56, a few tips to save you headaches in the long run:
1- use 1.0 cable, 2.0 minimum 2- run the ground cable to the engine block, DON'T ground to frame in trunk
3- use copper ends, heat with propane torch, stick in stripped cabe end and fill with solder.
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