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Old 03-28-2012, 09:28 PM   #11  
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IDK if it would pass tech but I like my battery hold down free.99

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:35 PM   #12  
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Okay, you do just need a battery box. I have one like this in my hatchback without a firewall. It's been teched and passed, so no problems.

http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-a...y-box-kit.html


One thing I want to mention though, is that I think (don't quote me on this, you should verify for yourself) that if you have a sealed battery like an Optima (that's what I'm running) you don't even need a sealed and vented battery box.

Had I known that before I bought my battery box, I would've used this one:

http://www.uprproducts.com/universal...ray-satin.html

For whatever reason, it seems like I'm in my battery box quite a bit... I wouldn't have to deal with the wing nuts on the battery box if I had an open battery tray like this one.

I guess it's just user preference, but there's my opinion on the topic.
NHRA rules state any battery located inside the passenger compartment be it sealed, AGM, Lithium etc. must be in a sealed box with a vent or behind a firewall separating it from the driver. NO UNSEALED BATTERY OF ANY KIND IN DRIVERS COMPARTMENT.

ELECTRICAL/CONTROL: 8
8.1 BATTERIES

All batteries must be securely mounted and may not be relocated into the driver or passenger compartments. Rear firewall of .024-inch (.6 mm) steel or .032-inch (.8 mm) aluminum (including package tray) required when battery is re-located in trunk. In lieu of rear firewall, battery may be located in a sealed .024-inch (.6 mm) or .032-inch (.8 mm) aluminum, or FIA accepted poly box. If sealed box is used in lieu of rear firewall, box may not be used to secure battery, and must be vented outside of body. Strapping tape prohibited. A maximum of two automobile batteries, or 150 pounds (68 kg) combined maximum weight (unless otherwise specified in Class Requirements) is permitted. Metal battery hold-down straps mandatory. Hold-down bolts must be minimum 3/8-inch (9.53 mm) if battery is relocated from stock and other than stock hold-downs are used ("J" hooks prohibited or must have open end welded shut.).

http://members.tccoa.com/392bird/nhrarules.htm

2010 amendment http://www.nhra.com/UserFiles/file/RULES_AMENDMENTS.pdf
ELECTRICAL: 8
BATTERY (12/18/09)
Maximum two batteries; total weight wet, fully charged, including battery box: 100
pounds. Trunk installation mandatory. See General Regulations 8:1.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:19 PM   #13  
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I still havent gotten around to moving my battery.... Waitin for more parts to come in to mount my F***in' suspension. Ordered the firewall from Wolfe today - their frame connectors dont disappoint, so I expect awesomeness.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:59 PM   #14  
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NHRA rules state any battery located inside the passenger compartment be it sealed, AGM, Lithium etc. must be in a sealed box with a vent or behind a firewall separating it from the driver. NO UNSEALED BATTERY OF ANY KIND IN DRIVERS COMPARTMENT.

ELECTRICAL/CONTROL: 8
8.1 BATTERIES

All batteries must be securely mounted and may not be relocated into the driver or passenger compartments. Rear firewall of .024-inch (.6 mm) steel or .032-inch (.8 mm) aluminum (including package tray) required when battery is re-located in trunk. In lieu of rear firewall, battery may be located in a sealed .024-inch (.6 mm) or .032-inch (.8 mm) aluminum, or FIA accepted poly box. If sealed box is used in lieu of rear firewall, box may not be used to secure battery, and must be vented outside of body. Strapping tape prohibited. A maximum of two automobile batteries, or 150 pounds (68 kg) combined maximum weight (unless otherwise specified in Class Requirements) is permitted. Metal battery hold-down straps mandatory. Hold-down bolts must be minimum 3/8-inch (9.53 mm) if battery is relocated from stock and other than stock hold-downs are used ("J" hooks prohibited or must have open end welded shut.).

http://members.tccoa.com/392bird/nhrarules.htm

2010 amendment http://www.nhra.com/UserFiles/file/RULES_AMENDMENTS.pdf
ELECTRICAL: 8
BATTERY (12/18/09)
Maximum two batteries; total weight wet, fully charged, including battery box: 100
pounds. Trunk installation mandatory. See General Regulations 8:1.
Okay, so it sounds like I'm good with the battery box in my car with no firewall, but since Redline ordered a firewall, he could use the open battery mount *if* he wanted.




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I still havent gotten around to moving my battery.... Waitin for more parts to come in to mount my F***in' suspension. Ordered the firewall from Wolfe today - their frame connectors dont disappoint, so I expect awesomeness.
I have Wolfe mini-tubs in my Fox. They're niiice!
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I think I might just pick up that battery hold down from UPR - thats cool! However - Im kinda pissed @ UPR, and if I keep ordering **** from them, I'm gonna take up permanent residence on the couch.....
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I think I might just pick up that battery hold down from UPR - thats cool! However - Im kinda pissed @ UPR, and if I keep ordering **** from them, I'm gonna take up permanent residence on the couch.....
Hahaha!! Dude, I'm lucky I'm not sleeping on the couch myself. For what I spend on my '89 Mustang every month, I could be paying the loan on a 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo. I'm super lucky that my wife puts up with my crap!

Anyway, I already sent you the discount code, right? Are you ordering that billet Optima mount, or did you mean the aluminum box?
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If you had - where would I find it? Im STILL waiting to finish my suspension install......... And Im thinking the billet Optima hold down.
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