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Old 09-07-2019, 07:55 PM
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Battery in cfl battery box

So Iím thinking of putting my battery in my battery box (where it should be) but I have my coil and relay in there. Can someone please show me how they put their battery in a CFL/ oil tank battery box? Iíve been trying to find pics of how WCC did it back in the day but canít find anything.
Iím also going to have to move my coil- I know WCC used to put it under the transmission. Id love to see pics of that.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:09 PM
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?? Where is the battery now? I mounted my coils on the Shovel on top of the trans..and extended the wires forward. On the Ultima, they are mounted on the left side ..top of the engine using motor mount bolt, and then covered ..
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:31 PM
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The battery is currently mounted in the bottom of the frame between the rear fender and transmission with the WCC frame mounts.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:24 PM
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I got my coils mounted under my transmission. You still looking for some pics.
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I got my coils mounted under my transmission. You still looking for some pics.
I'm curious if the OP isn't. Starting my CFL build and trying to get ideas. Info on this stuff is getting harder and harder to find.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:19 PM
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Here is my coils. Not the best pictures.
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Coils and regulator: holes drilled in trany plate to mount, coil on the side regulator on the bottom

Battery just went in box with hard rubber (Mc Master Carr) holding it on the sides. No strap
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sparkplug wire 3" long = good
sparkplug wire 3' long = bad

Just look at a modern Chevy motor - coil is located at the spark plug
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:02 AM
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sparkplug wire 3" long = good
sparkplug wire 3' long = bad

Just look at a modern Chevy motor - coil is located at the spark plug
I guess the tendency of hiding everything for a 'clean look' is a bit overwhelming.

I also find the wiring to be so much easier when the coil[s] are right there on the motor mount. The ignition module wires easily come there and a single hot wire for mid coil post will supply the coil and ignition.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:38 AM
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Really think the length of the plug wire makes any difference? We are talking the speed of light here..Steel wire shouldn't make a difference..I rode my bike home with a weed stuck in the coil
to the plug once..it worked great..
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Yes -
We are talking about a burst of energy - you are talking about signals.
Speed of light to propogate a signal as in the control wires to the coils.
They can be long.
Voltage drop is good for the diameter size of the coil wire but length is major factor.
Plug wires should be short.
Rough calculation -
3 inches .12 volts drop .26 watts power dissipation
30 inches 1.2 volts drop 2.6 watts power dissipation
Marginal numbers like you say for normal operation but obviously short is better.
Leakage is the deal with plug wires and new wires are OK but 3 foot long is gonna deteriorate and begin to leak faster - look at them after a year or two in the dark.
The other thing is that it's not ideal to put your electronics in the dirtiest area.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:54 PM
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You are right, insulation leakage and touching the frame would be a large factor..
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