Battery & Hood-   I’m in a holding pattern trying to fund the T&D shaft rockers to go on the Blue Thunder headed engine build for 2012. But, other things are being accomplished. I have been working with Doug at Champion hoods and he has created a Cowl Induction hood mold for the 64-65 Falcon. He did a great job! Thanks Doug!   This hood is a multi layer of fiberglass just reinforced on the edges and center. This hood is for dzus fastener or pin on race only applications.  It is gel coated and ready for prep and paint.

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This hood fits the Outlaw style that was meant for this truck!

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I also have purchased carbon fiber tubing covers to protect the cage from scratches. This stuff looks cool and has depth looking into it! You can also see I added a carbon fiber water bottle holder from a  local performance bike shop.

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I wanted to monitor battery charge at the disconnect switch but didn’t want a big ol’ meter hanging out of the back end, so I installed this LED meter light. The light incorporates a built in small chipset board that monitors the charge of the battery and displays colors and a series of flashes to identify how many volts the battery has, for example:  If it flashes alternating red and green the battery is above 15.2 volts or on the battery charger.. Solid green is 13.2-12.8 volts. slow green flash is 12.8-12.2. Fast green flash is 12.2-11.8 volts. Solid yellow is 11.8-11.1 volts  etc.  So, basically myself and all crew members know battery condition by LED color and or flash.  Simple but effective.

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I also added a pig tail for quick connection of the battery charger.

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The battery hold down is not on yet but the batteries are in place with caps and covers over terminals. The batteries are Optima Red Tops(Universal). I got the universal type so I could utilize the side posts to hook them together for more 12 volt storage power. I  made a small lexan cover for the fuel pump relay just to divert a wrench if it happens to fall that direction.

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