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remote Battery terminals

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dan marx, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. dan marx
    Joined: Mar 8, 2008
    Posts: 33

    dan marx
    from Rembert SC

    OK now, when you put the battery in trunk, you need to be able to jump the car when the battery is dead. :cool: So, what is the best idea for a remote battery terminal on the firewall. It is going on my 57 Ford Custom, so it need to look "nice".:rolleyes:
  2. belle
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 150


  3. NVRA #84
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 361

    NVRA #84

    You can get remote terminals from race car parts supplier such as Speedway. They are made with insulated washers so they can be mounted through holes drilled in the metal and they have color coded rubber covers to help keep them from shorting out. The battery on my racer is behind the left rear tire and in front of the axle, a bitch to get to, I have remote terminals mounted on the left rear seat deck and are real easy to get to.
  4. dan marx
    Joined: Mar 8, 2008
    Posts: 33

    dan marx
    from Rembert SC

    Now we are getting somewhere. However, trunk lock is electric, no key, shaved the lock. Need to have the alternator bolt to the remote terminal and the hot wire to the starter selinoid.

  5. Robert gilbert
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 927

    Robert gilbert
    from boston

    Put them under the car , or put a hidden trunk release lever under the car
  6. tootallrodder
    Joined: Jan 7, 2003
    Posts: 403

    Member Emeritus

    I made up a bracket asembly with remote terminals mentioned above. They are direct wired to the battery.

    The bracket is attached to the rear cross member of the frame and is almost invisible. But they are a life saver when the battery is in the trunk.
  7. duke182
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 562


    tihis seems to be the most logical solution. would help to keep down clutter under the hood
  8. Brian W
    Joined: Mar 13, 2007
    Posts: 358

    Brian W

  9. Flatheadguy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,037


    A "jumper Plug" is a very standard aircraft item. A trip to your local general aviation airport, a few minutes chatting with the mechanics and you'll have another idea to add to your collection. Not super cheap, bit very well designed. Cessna and Piper use different type cable terminals. Pick one or the other and you'll be able to help others (and yourself).

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