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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2000, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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I want to relocate the battery to the rear, can I ground the negative to the frame and then pickup the negative under the hood by bolting to the frame. Also what size positive do i need. I thinking welding cables.

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I would run 1 POS and 1 NEG cable both of fine wire 2/0 from a welding supply house. While your at it Remember there are 4 different grounds to be concerned with. 1 Frame 2 Engine 3 Body 4 Dash panel.

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Re: relocate battery

because I,m running a 225 in a cj2a and there is no room under the hood.

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That is tight. I ran one of those grounding blocks that you find in a breaker panel behind the dash. That way if I need a ground for a specific item I just run a ground wire to it and I know it has a ground. Electrical problems for me are some of the hardest to solve, so I tend to over kill it.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: relocate battery

How about putting the battery in the compartment under the passenger seat?

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Re: relocate battery

I thought about that but they is not one.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] He might be an escapee from an asylum, but lunatic has really got it pegged there. Running both cables will really be "the berries" and that grounding bus bar is a killer ideal as well. I even considered putting our CJ battery in the rear to aid weight distribution.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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I was thinking about putting my batteries in the rear for wieght distribution also. I have a small block up front and when air-born I am REALLY front end heavy. I decided against it due to space needs. I have a lot of engine room and not much cargo room. I do have one suggestion as to cables. I always hear of everyone running welding cable. Why don't some of you try speaker cable. If you buy good brand name speaker cable it is cheaper than welding cable and it a very high strand wire. I have talked to electricians, audiophiles, welders, and battery warehouses and they like the speaker cable after I showed them a section of 4 gauge. Anyway, have fun with your jeep.


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Thank you for the complement CJDAVE. I got that nick name in the early '80's from being on a Submarine ( every one of my bodies thought I was a "Lunatic" for going into Submarines). My first boat was the USS Florida (SSBN 728)



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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Wow! The FLORIDA.....some boat. I recently met a guy who was in subs in WWII, and his boat is in Muskogee OK on display. He served with a guy named Lloyd Maness, who was the guy who had to close the door on his mates when the SS-31 (I think that was the number) dived with a 16" induction flap valve stuck open. One of the guys that he had to "seal off" was his best buddy who was to be married that next weekend and Lloyd was going to be his best man. That was sometime in the late thirties and I believe was the first-ever useage of Swede Monson's rescue bell. I have always been fascinated by subs, and took special interest in the "Drug Sub" that they recently found under construction in South America.

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