As an electronics tech for 25 years here are a couple of important considerations,
Battery - consider using a gel-tech type marine battery, more expensive but no
free hydrogen gassing to worry about. These also have better cycling and more
"grunt" (last longer too)
Cable - go to an industrial machinery wreakers and buy some 3 phase cable,
they should have stacks lying about, you'll need 3 lengths 40% longer than
the measured distance in the car, with a copper cross section approx 6 to 8 mm,
total cross section for the cable should be 50% greater than the standard cable,
braid the cable for the full length, fit connectors as necessary, run cable through
black poly pipe for safety. Don't forget a battery isolation switch and/or fuseable
link for the electrics.
Regards Prof Rabbit
Originally Posted by T_Terror
Hey guys. Im converting my 4.1 Crossflow-powered Fairlane to straight gas soon and want to route a pod to gas throttlebody intake system.
I want the pod to be as near to the front of the car as possible for a colder feed and rekon the battery location would be a perfect position.
So is it difficult to do a backyard battery-in-the-boot setup? I know abit about electrics/electronics. Ill probably get someone else to weld together a mount.
Any problems I might find? Is it dangerous to have the battery in the boot with the LPG tank? I heard that a charging battery creates hydrogen gas (BOOM!) which i wouldnt want in my boot along with the LPG tank.