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    I need to install a battery switch in my boat for the finals. Can some of you guys post pictures of yours so I have some ideas where to mount it. I would like to see pictures of guys who have run IHBA this year and how critical are they in tech about this switch placement.
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    John mounted a bracket off my existing battery box since its in the back of the boat then just ran the wire up to that i asked prigmore and this is the way he said his is done so i just copied him sorry no pics though.

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    Just to give you a couple ideas. I mounted mine off the seat brace which puts it just above the battery. I know they want it on the positive side of the battery but I installed mine on the negative side. In theory it works EXACTLY the same. It's also a Flaming River switch, very nice but a little expensive. I have been to a few events with this setup!!
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    john, i wanted mine as close to the battery as possible, so that's where i installed it. i also have the flaming river switch - it comes with a little bracket, so i just bolted that to the battery hold down...


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    what does this thing need to shut off? fuel and ignition or just kill the ignition?

    Its so lame!!!!!!
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    Thanks Vince and BP
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    what does this thing need to shut off? fuel and ignition or just kill the ignition?



    Its so lame!!!!!!
    Chris, I have mine wired where it shuts of the ground to the battery so basically everything!! And to be honest I was against it also but man it's nice being able to kill the whole system with a single switch. I use to take the battery on and off after each run. I don't mind it so much now!!

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    im just curious what IHBA wants, just ignition kill or both fuel and ignition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    im just curious what IHBA wants, just ignition kill or both fuel and ignition?
    Mine kills everything. i assume they want both in case of fire it would kill the pumps. Its stupid cause if there was a fire they wouldn"t be sticking there heads in the back of the boat to turn the batt switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Here Comes Whitey View Post
    Mine kills everything. i assume they want both in case of fire it would kill the pumps. Its stupid cause if there was a fire they wouldn"t be sticking there heads in the back of the boat to turn the batt switch.
    exactly. I guess my question is what do they check for in tech?
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    It needs to be a main battery disconnect switch. Whether you wire it on the positive side or negative side it needs to kill all power to everything. Similar to NHRA.
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    In NHRA it also has to kill the motor when its running, so you have to loop the alt wire in there too. Not sure if you guys are running them or not, so don't forget about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMAN View Post
    In NHRA it also has to kill the motor when its running, so you have to loop the alt wire in there too. Not sure if you guys are running them or not, so don't forget about that.

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    In nhra/ihra it has to shut everything off. I have seen this save a car twice now. Both times they were electical fires. Ever try to put one of those out when you have about 20ft of glowing red wire that seems to be wraped around everything. Not good.
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