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Old 29th February 2016, 04:06 PM
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Default Need help on mounting battery so IVA friendly....

Hi all. I have got a nice small battery now that's perfect for what I need it to do. I want to try and mount it into the passengers foot well but need to make sure its IVA friendly. I don't want to drill/rivet through the floor but can weld tabs on if needed but could really do with some ideas on the best way to mount it so its good for the IVA test and also not going to get knocked around too much my passengers.

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Old 29th February 2016, 05:56 PM
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I've been looking at that as well today with the lecturer that is doing all of my electricery, and we have decided up to now that it is going in the back end of the car, but that's not a fixed idea yet.

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Old 29th February 2016, 10:03 PM
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I've been looking at that as well today with the lecturer that is doing all of my electricery, and we have decided up to now that it is going in the back end of the car, but that's not a fixed idea yet.

Arfon
So let me get this correct in my own mind so I don't get this confused. You are considering putting the main thing that creates 300+ cranking amps of 12v power in the same compartment as the item that holds and freely vents petrol vapour....carry on son.
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Old 1st March 2016, 10:04 AM
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Four pieces of angle to hold it in place and strap over the top to secure, foot rest in front of it to stop passenger pushing over or make foot rest the battery holder,dont forget nice thick grommets over cables and mark earth cable,also cover terminals.

As for placing battery in boot,the cable would cost more than the car to buy,look at BMW bat cables about, 13 mm thick to counter volt drop over the distance of the cable
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As for placing battery in boot,the cable would cost more than the car to buy,look at BMW bat cables about, 13 mm thick to counter volt drop over the distance of the cable
Its a good job I kept my one out of my donor then to keep that option open
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Old 2nd March 2016, 09:41 AM
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Phil, when you are my age or older then you can call me son, have you never thought of boxing in the area above the diff and mounting it in there, and have you never looked in the rear of a 3 series BMW that just happens to have the battery in the boot.
Hay man keep grounding out that workshop of yours, in my humble opinion, that's about the best thing you will ever manage to complete successfully

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Old 2nd March 2016, 11:19 AM
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Very acidic comment given the battery content of this post.....
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Old 2nd March 2016, 02:02 PM
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That is me being reserved, anyone that knows me would tell that is pretty mild.

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Old 2nd March 2016, 03:57 PM
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if thebattery is in the footwell i think it needs to be in a battery box. i am putting mine in the back left hand corner of the chassis. same as where it fitted in a mx5
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Old 2nd March 2016, 04:22 PM
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Would be sensible to do so in my humble opinion,these days batterys dont seem to leak acid like they used to due to new things in use to produce eletrickery
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