Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bulrington, Ontario
road race battery relocate rules
So this summer I am looking at going to mosport for the 'mustangs at mosport' day, tmp's short track when members want to go for gtamc day, and maybe a few track days here and there (if my car lives through the mosport punishment I'm going to give it lol)
So here I have my question: I have relocated my battery to the trunk in the spare tire wheel well. It is a sealed gel cell and on its side. I have 3 u bolts in the sheet metal (1 on either side of the battery and one infront) held down with a T metal strap (used to T together wood joints...pretty heavy duty thickness) and 3 j hooks on the u bolts holding it all together.
Now would this pass a tech inspection? I know that drag racing requires you to mount it on a frame rail but I know the rules for the twisties are different.
The reason it is in the wheel well is because I use the car as my summer cruise car. I have a faux floor in the trunk so everything is hidden by a sheet of mdf that is carpeted overtop. If I had the battery mounted on the rail.. Where is my hockey bag gunna go? Or my cases of beer? Can't have that!!
So would my sideways battery be fine for the twisties even tho its not onn a frame rail? Plus I heard the closer the battery is to the center of the car the better. Less moment would be created when taking turns and such as if it was in the back passenger rear that would create quite the effect to swing the back out more. No?
And what are the chances that the drag strip guys wud let me thru for some test and tune fun with my super fast street tires on with a bettery setup like this? I'm nnot going to compete with my car, its just for fun events.
I am not running a cutoff switch, its a street car. I don't wana deal with little bugger kids flipping it onn me. Plus my alarm would not be hhappy without a battery lol.