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ChrisD
12-01-2004, 11:25 PM
By Conrad


This isn't the best documentation of doing a battery relocation as the fact that the camera film I was using wasn't advancing so all the pictures I thought I took I didn't really take at all.

But this is a general guidline of how to do it.

List of parts:

7 meters of 1 gauge welding cable
1 rubber grommet to fit a new hole in the firewall
8" x 1.0" x 1/4" piece of aluminum (for battery hold down)
bicycle tube (epoxied to the underside of the aluminum so it grips the battery)
2ft 1/4" metal rod (to make the battery holddown)
wire fittings (2 of them, one for positive and one for negative)
new battery terminals

I custom made the battery hold down rods and the battery hold down plate, when it could be purchased just as easy.

The whole project costed me $75 Canadian but I didn't have to build a box since I used an Optima battery.

This is the final product.

http://www.celicatech.com/imagearchive/archives/fcabf375.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/imagearchive/archives/fc9d230c.jpg

Extra room in the engine bay for my intake setup.

The whole thing was more custom fabbing stuff than anything else. If you have any questions feel free to ask.