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Battery Disconnect Switch


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638007 posted 04/23/08 03:06 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just found out that to race at the drag strip you need a Battery Cutoff switch. I have my battery cutoff switch in my car but It's in the trunk, not outside the body. I want my car to make it to the track this summer, so I need to figure out where to put the switch and how that'll work. Does anyone have any pictures of their setup? I have a switch type that I would love to use. any good ideas where? Any imput would be great!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638009 posted 04/23/08 03:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was thinking about putting the switch behind the license plate some how, is this possible? if so how would this sit with the plate being up against the switch?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638015 posted 04/23/08 04:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lots of threads on this already, including information from my setup. Search the board.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638041 posted 04/23/08 08:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Like turbowop said there is lots of info on this, I did mine like he has his setup its the easiest IMO.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638075 posted 04/23/08 10:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I already have a switch type cutoff that I would like to use. Does anyone have any information on this type of switch?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638080 posted 04/23/08 10:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
On what type of switch??? You haven't given us any information on it like the name of it, a link to what it looks like, or a picture of where you have it now.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638122 posted 04/23/08 12:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      



This is the switch I have, It's from summit. It's currently in the trunk, which you can see the problem because it is not outside the car.

Sorry for the short posts but I'm in college between classes. Sorry.

Thanks alot though.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638132 posted 04/23/08 01:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
correct me if I'm wrong but I thought you only needed a cut off if you broke a certain time? I want to say breaking 11 secs?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638138 posted 04/23/08 01:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Accorind the the NHRA rules,which is what the track near me uses when teching in a car the rule is as follows.

"8:4 MASTER CUTOFF
Mandatory when battery is relocated or on any vehicle running
9.99 or quicker. An electrical power cutoff switch (one only) must
be installed on the rearmost part of each vehicle and be easily
accessible from outside the car body. This cutoff switch must be
connected to the positive side of the electrical system and must
stop all electrical functions, including magneto ignition. The off
position must be clearly indicated with the word “OFF.” If switch is
“push/pull” type, “push” must be the action for shutting off the
electrical system, “pull” to turn it on. Any rods or cables used to
activate the switch must be minimum 1/8-inch diameter. Plastic or
keyed switches prohibited."

Since my battery is relocated to the trunk I believe I fall in the group that needs one.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638277 posted 04/23/08 06:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ah, but don't forget, it needs to kill the alt too.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638281 posted 04/23/08 06:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How doyou make it kill the Alt too? The one I have is between the battery and the rest of the car... Are you saying that this doesn't work?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638286 posted 04/23/08 07:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That switch you have is just like the Moroso one I have. Go to jegs and get the push pull disconnect kit here

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638299 posted 04/23/08 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is how my battery and switch are currently set up. I am thinking about the way things are set up and if all else fails I can just move it back to the engine bay. let me know what you think.









Edited by AWDaddicted (04/23/08 07:39 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638304 posted 04/23/08 07:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Why not get a second trunk lid and pop it into there? Alt kill = car runs with battery disconnected so the kill needs to stop the charge also, otherwise whats the point of cutting the battery?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638591 posted 04/24/08 11:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What do you mean a second trunk lid?

How do I make it kill the alternator? Where does the switch need to go? I am starting to think I shouldn't have moved the battery.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638596 posted 04/24/08 12:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
u can get the handle(like greensleves) by itself and use the switch you already have.its difficult to mount the switch u have on galant unless you drill rear bumper maybe.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638617 posted 04/24/08 12:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I got this diagram seaarching and found kcpaz made a thread on how he did his. I figured I'd post it here incase it could help anyone else.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 638965 posted 04/25/08 09:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
do you have this in higher resolution, can't make out the words??
I have that above cutoff switch and looks like a kit is in order!

On deck lids, are they hard to come by or expensive either new or rust free used? (I'll chk the for sale area)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 639026 posted 04/25/08 12:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That diagram is useless. Try posting a better/bigger one.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 639151 posted 04/25/08 05:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sorry about the bad one from before. Here's a new one that you should be able to read. Hope this helps someone.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 639158 posted 04/25/08 06:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Mine is set up very similar to Greensleeves. I made mine so that by pulling out 2 hitch pins you can slide the rod out of the tail light and then pop a small rubber plug (I think it was a BISS plug) into the hole so that cops don't see a thing hanging out of your tail light and dicks don't fiddle with it when you're parked somewhere. In order to solve the problem of the car continuing to run when the switch is thrown, you can get a battery disconnect switch that has the two large terminals as well as two small ones on their own circuit. I run my fuel pump through the second set so that when the switch is thrown the large terminals disconnect the battery and the small ones disconnect the fuel pump thus killing the engine. It probably isn't NHRA legal but the end result is the same and the guys at tech inspection never questioned it.

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