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A different battery relocation question

Here's my situation: I've got my battery in my trunk, and I'm wanting to go ahead and put it back underneath the hood. I didn't do the conversion, so I'm at a bit of a loss as to what I need (I would guess just the battery tray?) and how to properly wire it up. I would just "shorten" what I've got now, but this seems to be quite a hack job that was done on it. I thought about just getting a Haynes manual, but I don't know how in depth it would be, considering most cars already have all this stuff in place.

Any ideas of where I could find this info would be appreciated.

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what year is the car, and what alt is in it. it is really easy to do. you right just shorten the wires and get a battery tray. buffhomer has some really good pics of his intallation for a trunk mount. just back step from thoose.
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That would help, huh? It's an 89. I'm going to be upgrading to a 130A alt. when I move the battery.

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Mount the battery tray and battery in the original location. Run a new 8 guage wire from the 130 amp alternator to the starter relay (battery post of course). If the starter relay isn't underhood already, move that to the original spot as well. A 4 guage or thicker cable should be run to the starter from the relay, as should a heavy cable from the battery positive post to the relay (battery post of course). Ground the battery to the original spot on the motor (driver's side I think) and I'd run a 10 guage wire from there to the vehicle body and/or firewall. Not knowing what you got already, that should get you in the right direction to start.
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Mount the battery tray and battery in the original location. Run a new 8 guage wire from the 130 amp alternator to the starter relay (battery post of course). If the starter relay isn't underhood already, move that to the original spot as well. A 4 guage or thicker cable should be run to the starter from the relay, as should a heavy cable from the battery positive post to the relay (battery post of course). Ground the battery to the original spot on the motor (driver's side I think) and I'd run a 10 guage wire from there to the vehicle body and/or firewall. Not knowing what you got already, that should get you in the right direction to start.
There we go...
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