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Re: 4kq battery relocation
In article <9708068736.AA873609552@internet.kronos.com>,
> Several emails of late have discussed moving the battery to the
> trunk. I would vote for putting it under the rear seat, favoring as
> low a center of gravity for the car as possible, vs. favoring weight
> as rearward as possible.
The two problems I see with this are:
1. How do you get there? I've pulled out the rear seat upholstery
once (about a year ago), but I don't remember there being any way
to get underneath it. Maybe it's easy and I just don't remember.
2. Venting. You can get batteries with a vent tube, but where do you
put the end of it? This also applies for putting it in the trunk.
I've been hoping someone will post a BTDT.
> (I guess the ideal might be under the
> car near your rear differential.)
Hey, why are batteries shaped like a toaster-sized box? Why aren't
they in some other form, like a pizza box that you might put at the
bottom of the trunk?
['86 Coupe GT]