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Thinking about picking up a rear mount battery tommarow and cuttoff switch. I need the extra real estate in my engine bay so the batterys gotta go.

Anyone have any pictures of how they mounted there switch? I only want the switch so i can still run at the track
 

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No pictures, but I am considering putting the kill switch somewhere in the cabin, maybe hidden under the dash or center console if I put the battery in the trunk. That way you can disable the car quickly and easily, thwart the car jackers.


(Of course, if someone jacked your car MM will start a posse and boy would that be scary! thousands of mustangs on the hunt for one of the most easily recognized mustang out there...)
 

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except most tracks require an exterior cut off switch located at the back of the car. it's on the exterior so in the event of a crash someone else can disable it to that in case you get knocked out you won't burn to death. you have an interior cut off switch, it's called your key.
 

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This is on my XR7, not my GT, but I figured it may give you some ideas.

When running on the street (kill switch is on the right, next to the methanol tank):


When I go to the track, I swap the passenger taillight out for one with a hole through it, and install the pusher assembly on the switch.


The car also has a NHRA-legal aluminum rear firewall and package shelf (since I'm not running a sealed battery box), and the subs are removed for runs at the track as well.
 

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Yes, if you're not using a NHRA approved sealed battery box, you'll need to run a sealed rear firewall and package shelf to be NHRA legal. The firewall needs to be at least .024" thick if made from steel, or at least .032" thick if made from aluminum.

You might want to pick up a current NHRA rule book before diving in, just to be sure you have everything legal and won't have to redo anything. NHRA NHRA NHRA 2011 Rule Book
 

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Here are a couple of pics where I mounted my switch.

Once I drilled the hole for the switch shaft, I had to drill a larger hole use a hole saw, I forget what size I used, for the switch housing to fit into the back of the trunk so the shaft protruded far enough out the back of the trunk.

You will also have to run a wire from the alternator to the switch so when you trun the switch off the engine will die. I just unbolted the cable from the fuse box under the hood and connected the wire from the switch to that wire.



 

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other than running a wire from the alt you can also just disconnect the alt. thats what i use to do. That way when you on the street, some one cant just come up from behind and shut your car off

No pictures, but I am considering putting the kill switch somewhere in the cabin, maybe hidden under the dash or center console if I put the battery in the trunk. That way you can disable the car quickly and easily, thwart the car jackers.


(Of course, if someone jacked your car MM will start a posse and boy would that be scary! thousands of mustangs on the hunt for one of the most easily recognized mustang out there...)
thats a big no no :no

mine

 

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Ive been thinking about putting a switch either in the key hole on the trunk or the center or the liscense plate.
 

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other than running a wire from the alt you can also just disconnect the alt. thats what i use to do. That way when you on the street, some one cant just come up from behind and shut your car off



thats a big no no :no

mine

Ah, this noob definitely isn't a track guy (yet) and didn't know... It all makes sense now.

F8L, what are those two cables coming out the bottom right of the center of your bumper? Are those related to the relocated battery?
 

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Ah, this noob definitely isn't a track guy (yet) and didn't know... It all makes sense now.

F8L, what are those two cables coming out the bottom right of the center of your bumper? Are those related to the relocated battery?
:yes, but you dont need them. I usually run with out the alt so after every run i hook the batter charger up. And didnt feel like opening the trunk everytime

Yep, those are remote battery charging posts for charging/jumping the battery.
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