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post #134 of (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
Paul L
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Battery Cut Off Switch:
Here are the two new battery leads:
- One for the battery terminal to the battery cut off switch.
- The other from the battery cut off switch to the original bulkhead earthing point.



It was only when I came to fit them that I noticed I'd made another school boy error.



I'd measured the "ring" end of the original battery cable (bottom right) and made sure the new ones matched.

However, what I should have done, was measure the size of the cut off switch bolts, as they are bigger.

My temporary fix was to open up the "ring" like so, until some new, bigger eyelet fittings arrive.



The next step was to drill two holes in the bulkhead so the leads could be connected to the switch.



Unfortunately, "Amateur Night" continued as I managed to make a hash of this simple task too.

I've actually ended up drilling three holes to avoid a severe bend in one of the leads if I'd used one of the first two I drilled.



The only good news is that I have had plenty of practise welding up holes in this bulkhead.

So this is the route the battery cable will take going into the bulkhead.
( Some new rubber grommets for the holes are also on their way. )



Then the return cable will come back out here and connect to the original Spitfire earthing point.
( Other earth cables will also attached to this point. )



At some point I will drill a few holes in the bulkhead for some pop rivets to hold more zip tie mounts.
Then I can use the zip ties to keep the two cables apart and tuck them neatly out of the way.
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