My 93 Thunderbird Under Construction
With the battery in the trunk, I will get better weight transfer, and add some
weight over the right rear tire to also aid traction. I had already installed a
firewall between the trunk and passsenger area because of the fuel cell, so the
battery does not need to be in a seperate box. The cut off switch is required to
meet NHRA and IHRA Rules for batterys in the trunk.
The Flaming River switch was installed on a fabricated small mount to
get it at the correct heigth. These are very HEAVY DUTY switchs.
Since this switch only has 2 post, I had to run the alternator cable
back to the battery so that when the switch is pushed in, the alternator
power will be cut off also, killing the engine and meeting NHRA Rules.
The rod has not been shortened enough in the above 3 pictures.
I still have to install a high current circuit breaker in the system for
short protection with the cable going through the full length of the car.
With the handle installed for track use, it still does not look bad.
The battery cable uses a feed through connector to pass through the fire wall.
The rear seat area will be carpeted as soon as the roll bar is installed.
The red cable is 1 gauge battery cable going to the trunk mounted battery.
The black one is 4 gauge from the alternator.
Phase 2, Getting it on the Road
Phase 3, Getting it ready for the Strip