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Battery tray position on engine bay. Pics?


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It was there I actually chopped off the cables and put it back in the front because I was loosing amps because of the cables. It wasn't the best setup as you can imagine.

I also want it to look original and just bought the damn thing so I have several reasons to do it now!

But thanks!

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Which battery tray are you installing? Tii or non-tii.

The tii tray has a big hole in the bottom so you can reach the alternator and fuel line bits underneath. The regular 02 tray does not have the hole.

I seem to recall that the tii trays are welded in at a slightly lower position than the 02's. The other trays get bolted in.

One of the keys on installing it will be clearance so the battery will squeeze into the space between the Brake master cylinder and the nose of the car.

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Which battery tray are you installing? Tii or non-tii.

The tii tray has a big hole in the bottom so you can reach the alternator and fuel line bits underneath. The regular 02 tray does not have the hole.

I seem to recall that the tii trays are welded in at a slightly lower position than the 02's. The other trays get bolted in.

One of the keys on installing it will be clearance so the battery will squeeze into the space between the Brake master cylinder and the nose of the car.

Reallly, my 76 had a tii tray welded into it? It definately had a purpose designed whole in the middle (along with a lot of rust holes). Huh, guess that would explain just why it was welded instead of bolted then.

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My 76 was a late 76 also. Build date was June 76 as I recall. It was somewhere almost in the last 500 02s built, but not quite. I keep running into stuff that is different from most cars, and it's always fun to see if it was a 'late 76' thing or something that was done to it later.

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There are several advantages to mounting the battery in the trunk.

#1: It un-crowds the engine compartment.

#2: The battery is not subjected to engine heat.

#3: Better weight distribution.

If you decide to leave the battery in the trunk, here are some numbers.

The typical 2002 starter motor draws roughly 100 amps. If you run 10 feet of #1 (AWG) cable to the battery in the trunk, you will have voltage drop (along the cable) of .126 Volts. This is about 1% of the voltage available at the battery and will have no noticeable effect on your starters ability to crank the engine.

If you use #2 cable, the voltage drop will be increased by another 20%.

#1 copper cable is .000126 ohms per foot. #2 cable is .000159 ohms per foot.

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