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  • Big thanks to Diesel and Sodar!

    Did the dual battery install with Borg Warner relay as described by Diesel in the Official Dual Battery Thread. And went the extra mile by following Sodar's idea to mount the battery forward of the driver footwell. It was a pain to get it in there but better than taking up accessible space under the observer seat. Thanks guys for the great ideas and guidance.

    I think I get OCD style points for using a billet aluminum battery holder for the Optima Blue top and Streetwires terminations in a place where NO ONE will see them (truth be told, I had the billet and Streetwires stuff laying around).
    "This one goes to eleven." 2007 ProStar 197 TT w/MCX and Powerslot.

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    Why not post a picture of the install, so we all can have a look!

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    • #3
      - Peter
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      PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
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      • #4
        1991 ProStar / 351W with 1:1 Velvet Drive

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        • #5
          Pics now or I'm just gonna sit here and wait

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          • #6
            I'll shoot some photos tonight!

            Sorry about the delay. . . darn work! I'll get some pix tonight--hopefully good enough to see the important bits (with all that wiring in the way). Thanks for being patient.
            "This one goes to eleven." 2007 ProStar 197 TT w/MCX and Powerslot.

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            • #7
              Glad it all worked out for you. Hopefully you put in some good batteries and maintain them regularly, so you will not need to get them in or out of that spot for a few years!

              Let's see some pictures. I never really looked into Diesel's Borg Warner unit, so I would like to see the completed project.
              -Cameron
              2007 ProStar 197
              1996 ProStar 190

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lumbergh View Post
                +1 - nice story - didn't happen...
                sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                • #9
                  has anyone heard from diesel in a while? never see him on here anymore.

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                  • #10
                    He hasn't logged on in over a year.
                    -Cameron
                    2007 ProStar 197
                    1996 ProStar 190

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                    • #11
                      Pix and Thanks Again

                      Okay guys--I'm not an expert at this so bear with me. Also, shooting photos under the dash with all the spaghetti made for some tricky lighting.

                      First, modified the batter cover a la Sodar's install:


                      Then, ran custom terminated wiring (did my own but I have a tool just for compressing lugs onto cable--2 Gauge in this case.


                      Here's one part of the install that I could use some other ideas on. Currently, the wires to the House Batt/Isolator run forward from the starting battery and then through the cutout for the heater duct. I did sleeve the cable in plastic loom so that the fiberglass edge of the heater access cutouts won't damage the softer insulation on the cable. Any ideas of alternate routes?

                      At any rate, here's the isolator as suggested by Diesel--mounted on the bulkhead near the other electrical bus bars. Positive in/out secured with nylocks. Signal cable tied to the ignition key and ground for relay activation:



                      And finally, the overkill billet holder and streetwire clamp (ground side shown). A bear to get it in there and I will be adding a battery maintainer for just this unit--taking Sodar's sage advice so that I don't have to wrestle that thing much:

                      "This one goes to eleven." 2007 ProStar 197 TT w/MCX and Powerslot.

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                      • #12
                        okay - that's a nice project...well done!
                        sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                        • #13
                          Very nice job.
                          - Peter
                          TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
                          5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

                          PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                          CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                          LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                          2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                          tiresplease@gmail.com

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                          • #14
                            Nice post.

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                            • #15
                              Looks good. There is a chase from the battery box, under the floor and then over to the dash if you want to get the aux battery cables hidden.
                              -Cameron
                              2007 ProStar 197
                              1996 ProStar 190

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