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Old 11-23-2002, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Best way to run a battery cut-off switch?

You guys that have done this...what's the best way to do it? There isn't a ton of room in that battery tray, but that is probably the easiest place to access a cut-off switch.

Should I just get one from Summit, or what would you recommend.

Since this car is brand new to me, and I don't trust some of the old wiring, I just disconnected the + cable for now. I have a small tool kit I slipped back there and so this is not a big deal to do. It will also prevent a current draw...should I have one and not know it.

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Old 11-23-2002, 06:16 PM   #2
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Wes - There was a post on this in the last week and many others in the archives. Do a search since members have done it different ways so you can choose which one suits you. :seeya
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Old 11-23-2002, 08:23 PM   #3
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put it on the - post and install a inline fuse with a 10 amp fuse accross the switch so the clock and radio will not lose their power while the switch is open. :chevy
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Old 11-23-2002, 08:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Best way to run a battery cut-off switch? (WA 2 FST)

This may be what you are looking for. From J.C. Whitney.

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Old 11-23-2002, 08:30 PM   #5
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Thank you, gentlemen. :)
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Old 11-23-2002, 11:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: Best way to run a battery cut-off switch? (WA 2 FST)

Save yourself some bucks and use a stud of the right size and length along with an appropriate Wing Nut. Piece Of Cake to hookup and unhook. Not fancy, but you will save yourself some money.......... :yesnod: :yesnod: :yesnod:
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Old 11-24-2002, 05:10 AM   #7
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Default Re: Best way to run a battery cut-off switch? (paul79)

I have the "knife switch" just like Paul. Bought from JC Whitney. I like it a LOT better than the green wheel on my 69. The only minor problem??? When it's disconnected, and the switch blade is "UP", I have to leave the battery lid door open. NO big problem. My 69 side post battery has the terminals facing forward. Chuck
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Old 11-24-2002, 04:04 PM   #8
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The WirthCo switch from J.C. Whitney is the way to go! Mine is installed on an Optima Red Top exactly like Paul's. Works great.
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Old 11-24-2002, 08:39 PM   #9
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I agree with Paul 79...I have the unscrew type...which takes too long...especially if you really need it NOW...
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Old 11-24-2002, 08:51 PM   #10
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Just a final comment. I used that switch all last summer with no problem at all. I lubed with di-electric grease and there is not a hint of corrosion. It was money very well spent.
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