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Question BATTERY RELOCATION

I AM IN THE PROCESS OF HIDING ALL UNDER-HOOD WIRING. I AM RELOCATING THE BATTERY TO MY HATCH. I AM MOUNTING THE RELAY THAT THE POSITIVE SIDE OF THE BATTERY CABLE CONNECTS TO UNDER THE DRIVER'S SIDE FENDER. I PLAN ON RUNNING THE + CABLE BACK THROUGH THE CAR TO THE BATTERY MOUNTED IN THE HATCH. THEN I WILL GROUND THE NEG SIDE TO THE FRAME IN THE BACK END OF THE CAR AND GROUND THE MOTOR TO THE FRAME. DOES THIS SOUND RIGHT? ALSO, WHAT GAUGE WELDERS WIRE DO I USE? FROM NAPA??? THANKS

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sounds great and midnight is right O gauge wire
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I would bring a negative cable back up to the motor.
You don't have too, but I read somewhere people having problem's with starting.
I ran two 0 gauge welding wire from front to back. Grounded to the frame in the back, front, and motor. No problem's so far. 3 Years and running.
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I have mine grounded to the block with 2GA wire...It has no starting issue's what's so ever even with 11:7.1 comp.

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Thumbs up Negative all the way to the engine

I am one of the many who have had trouble with this. The car starts fine at home, head down the road, make a quick stop, come back out and she wont start. It has something to do with the engine being warm I guess. Anyway, I had + from batt to relay in front and - from batt to frame. I had problems all the time. I added another wire and ran the - from the batt all the way to the factory location on the engine block and no problems since. I also have a ground strap from block to frame. Good grounding is the key. Good luck.
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Just do it like this:

http://buffhomer.corral.net/custom.html

Simply remove the cutoff switch from the diagram if you're not gonna put one. I've got hundreds of happy enthusaists using this setup.
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i ran double 0 for positive and batt negative. and 2 for the ground from motor to frame. ive never had the slightest hint of a starting problem, even with the electric fan on when starting. and i do alot of stop, starting driving in houston.

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Just do it like this:

http://buffhomer.corral.net/custom.html

Simply remove the cutoff switch from the diagram if you're not gonna put one. I've got hundreds of happy enthusaists using this setup.
yes i used this setup on mine with no hot start problems make sure you use the welding wire not that cheasy **** that comes with the relocation kits


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lol...I had zero starting problems with 4ga cable so long as my riding lawn mower battery was fully charged

1 x 4ga ground from battery to rear subframe rail
2 x 4ga grounds from each forward subframe rail to the block/head

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