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Battery relocation

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The rears fit a little bit better, although they’re still quiteflush. The tires on the wheels are 195/50VR15s (yeah they’re old enough to have the V speed rating in the size) so I’m not sure if even 185s could help me.

Anyway today I started work on battery relocation.

The plan is to run the battery power straight to the starter, and then the accessories and alternator off the lug on the starter.

Battery box and finished terminal, I still need to make the ground cable. I won’t be able to use the rear shock tower brace while this box is in, but some day I plan on going to small Deka battery and replacing the large conventional one.

Battery cable on rear floorboard and under rear seat. Don’t worry about the ghetto looking fuel return line in the background, that’s not its final state.

After switching sides under the driver’s seat, the battery cable runs along the inner rocker panel, up the kick panel and through a hole drilled right above the speedometer cable hole.

Wiring and fuel line routing

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Routing the fuel line turned out to be a little bit more difficult than I thought it would be and I was stuck trying to decide which way I wanted it to go.

Pulling the fuel tank. The in-tank pump made it really easy to drain it :V

Where I’d originally planned to put the fuel line. On the trunk side, it’s too high and exposed, and on the cabin side it’s also too high and interferes with the back seat.

The little dot in the bottom-middle is where the line will go through the firewall

I decided to have the line pass through this step (the big red thing) which is actually a big square channel beam that the differential hangs off from. That’s also why I had to remove the gas tank, or else the drill wouldn’t be able to go through it squarely

1/8″ bit going through the square channel to illustrate about where it is. The fuel line will pass through it, and then re enter the cabin under the rear seat. It should only be exposed to outside for about 1 foot, and runs just above the passenger side inner CV axle

Also the friendly UPS man delivered my LC-1 wideband controller 🙂