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timlush
04-06-2007, 10:02 PM
I am looking for the cleanest way to do things in the engine bay. I was planning on getting a distribution block and running everything through that. Right now the positive from the trunk is just run up and connected to the end of the stock postive cable. And with the other 2 accessory power wires that originally go to the battery, it is just a big mess. My old S14 I just ran the wire up and bolted it to the positive on the starter but I am not a huge fan of that either.

Sonic180sx
04-07-2007, 05:42 PM
Relocating the battery to the trunk is a great way to clean up the engine bay. But if you are looking to simply clear intercooler piping, you can opt to using a smaller battery. I have been using the Braille Battery for a while. No complaints at all. It is hardly noticable, and makes the bay look a lot cleaner. Just throwing out there as a possible idea.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Sonic180sx/2007%20180sx/DSC00976.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Sonic180sx/2007%20180sx/DSC00973.jpg

johngass
04-07-2007, 06:03 PM
what kind of bracket setup is that? whats it bolted to on the bottom?

timlush
04-08-2007, 01:33 PM
My battery is already in the rear, I'm just looking to clean the area up some.

jr_ss
04-08-2007, 01:48 PM
http://www.26liter.us/gallery/albums/userpics/10016/IMG_2175.JPG

Here is my recently swapped engine bay...

Sonic180sx
04-08-2007, 02:34 PM
what kind of bracket setup is that? whats it bolted to on the bottom?

I bought that bracket directly from Braille. It basically screws into the sheet metal, but I am sure you can use some bolts and nuts to sercure it down.

http://www.brailleauto.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=3&idproduct=11

OHH_
04-08-2007, 09:53 PM
I bought that bracket directly from Braille. It basically screws into the sheet metal, but I am sure you can use some bolts and nuts to sercure it down.

http://www.brailleauto.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=3&idproduct=11

I basically did the same thing as you, I made a tie down plate from aluminum (hardware stores usually have thick plates of Aluminum) then polished it and then got some long battery tie downs W/wing nuts-available at Walmart, looks and works great. One end of the tie down is threaded for the wing nut the other is basically a loop which runs vercially I bent it horizontally and it resembles a foot now. I then drilled holes throught the CF big enough for the tie downs to run through--they have to be run from bottom up.

However if you doing metal on metal make sure not to allow the battery tie down or tie down plate to touch the terminals--I am sure everyone knows this but just in case.
I used this battery
http://www.pdm-racing.com/products/imag/genesis_2_large.jpg

and since by battery tray was screwed cause of all the acid that had leak on it over the years I cut the metal battery tray out and then riveted a piece of carbon fiber in cause thats what i had laying around. works great

I would get you pics but i just put my car away today and its about 60mi away, next weekend i can get pics though

lazierhobo
04-10-2007, 02:09 AM
i dont have a picture right now, but i just did mine the other night, i ran a positive wire to the dash where there is a master disconnect, then two cables from that, one to the starter, and one to the alternator. this is a fully striped track car, so i dont need it going anywhere else, but you could also run one more to the bottom of the fuse block or something. i had thought about the idea of a distribution block, but couldnt find one i really liked or a good place to put it.

s13dummy
04-10-2007, 11:00 PM
http://i13.tinypic.com/4ccdq37.jpg


I lengthened the 2 10 gauge wires from the stock battery lead to the starter, where the wire from the trunk connects.

nsn240
04-12-2007, 11:17 AM
I dont have any pics at the moment... But the battery is mounted pass side trunk... 0t gauge wire runs over the rear fenderwell, under the carpet (when it was there) and through the firewall in the wheel well grommet, up through the little hole next to the wiper motor... 0t to three 4 gauge distributor block sits right behind the shock tower.. one goes to directly to the starter, one goes to the fuse box where the battery used to hook up. Grounded in a couple places with 0t and 4g (0t to the spare tire bolt thing) 4g to fuel pump cover and shock tower. Once I put in the distro block and put it behind the shock tower, you hardly see anything battery related..

Hope that helps