10278: Installation Instructions for Battery Box Kit
Installation Instructions for Battery Box Kit 10278
Read All of the Instructions Before Beginning your Installation.
Locate a desirable position for the battery and box. Ideally the area
behind the right rear tire is the best location for weight transfer. Make sure
that the area beneath the selected location is clear of all brake lines,
electrical wiring, frame, fuel cell (gas tank), fuel lines and spare tire before
Insert the battery into the box and install the spacer block to locate the
battery within the box. Place the H-frame hold down over the top of the
battery. Select a position to slot the box for the 90 degree tab that slides
into the H-frame (see illustration 4) and secures the 3/8” threaded bolts
which will be located outside of the battery box, preferably an offset location
(see illustration 2). Use a center punch to dimple the trunk floor, once again
checking for clearance as described in step 2 prior to drilling any holes.
Drill 11/32” holes. Secure the 3/8” threaded bolts with washers and the
supplied lock nuts (see illustration 1). To be legal for competition the
battery must be located behind a firewall in the trunk or hatch area.
Select a route for the battery cables avoiding objects that might damage
the cables. Route the positive cable to the engine compartment. If
necessary, drill an 11/16” hole to be used for a grommet to pass through
the floor or firewall. Route the negative cable to the frame, roll bar or a
tubing structure that protrudes into the trunk area in the same manner.
Measure the desired length remembering to allow for any bends and for
stripping the wire 3/4”. Do not attach any of the connectors to the cable until
the cable has been routed through the grommet (grommets).
Cut the cables to length, strip the end 3/4”, route through the grommet
(grommets) and secure the cable end by soldering or crimping (see
Attach the negative cable to the frame or roll bar. Always remove any paint
or debris and secure with supplied 3/8” bolt and star type washer. This will
aid in charging and eliminate loosening from vibration transmitted through
Anchor the cables with the supplied mounting clamps. Box
Accessories that may assist you in the installation:
The JEGS Thru Panel Connector #555-10317 may be used instead of the
rubber grommet to run the positive cable to the solenoid or starter. Our
connector has a stud and nut on both sides for quick and easy installation.
An engine ground strap, if not already so equipped is recommended to
help eliminate charging and starting problems. JEGS engine ground strap
#555-10295(13”), #555-10296(18”) or #555-10297(24”) sold separately.
On race-only type vehicles we recommend the JEGS Positive and Negative
Remote Charging Terminals #555-10315 and 555-10316 in addition to
the JEGS Master Disconnect Switch and Faceplate #555-10305 and