Topic: Where's the best place for batt. "kill switch" ?
posted January 06, 2001 10:51 PM
I read in the IMCA 2001 rules that the switch must be within reach of the driver, yet I observe the switches are sometimes in the middle, just ahead of the fuel cell so that track personel can switch off in case of rollover. What makes the best sense? Thanks.
posted January 07, 2001 12:26 AM
We race UMP and their rules say the same thing, on/off switch must be within reach of driver. Seems kind of dumb to me also. It should be in a standard location OUTSIDE the cockpit so track officials can disable the electrical system in the event of an emergency.
posted January 08, 2001 04:46 PM
we have always used a ford type starter solenoid mounted right beside the battery and then just put a jumper wire on our regular starer. this way the large battery cable running up front is only hot while you are starting your car. we then run just a 8 or 10 ga. wire up through the on-off switch to run the ignition. in case of a bad crash or whatever this smaller wire if pinched will burn off (hopefully) way faster than a large battery cable. just something we think is a little added safety feature.