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Relay banks 68 coupe

I need to install a relay bank.
Looking for ideas on placement location.
Iím upgrading to a 140a alternator.

I know I need:
2 radiator Fans
1 electric water
My sniper has two also.

Also want to:
Upgraded headlights
Horns? I read somewhere this is good.

Pics of where you placed yours would be great.

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On the radiator core support where you removed the voltage regulator.
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If you want your engine bay kept clean, you can stuff them under your battery tray. Only issue is servicing, you need to do it from underneath.
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Whatís funny is that the regulator and little condenser looking thing is still there.

The PO had installed an alternator with a 3 to 1 wire adapter regulator on it, so Itís not connected.


Ive converted to 100% aftermarket gauges and all their own proprietary digital senders so Iíve got to plan for how to wire all this stuff up. Just need power and ground basically.

At this point, I have a TON or original harness wires that I wonít be using.





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If you want your engine bay kept clean, you can stuff them under your battery tray. Only issue is servicing, you need to do it from underneath.


Thatís where I have been looking at.

I just painted engine bay last night, so now this is next step.
Iíve got about a month (pray god he keeps his commitment) before the engine is supposed to be ready.



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It looks like mine is going to go on the driver side shock tower. My coupe is factory ac, and ps, and i added power brakes and 351w. Space is at a bit of a premium currently under my hood.
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+1 on the battery tray idea. That's where I put my headlight relays and it keeps them out of the way unless you're really looking for them.

I'm using a junkyard 90s Ford relay box, but I'm sure you could fit something bigger in there.
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Your box got me to thinking.
What about something like this!!

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That will work.
I'm doing this, bought a few before I found ones new.

https://youtu.be/aG37G9dBXv8

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I like it. Still nice and compact and should be easy to tuck out of the way.
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Well the amazon block cams in, and it looks a bit ummmm cheezy.

I was expecting full size relays, and these are much smaller.
Not sure what to think or next steps.
Iíd like to find a nicer, more robust relay box.




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Did you see my post above about using the relay box from a 90's Cherokee?

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It looks like mine is going to go on the driver side shock tower. My coupe is factory ac, and ps, and i added power brakes and 351w. Space is at a bit of a premium currently under my hood.

ugh, never a fan of hanging things on shock towers, looks kludged to me, unless you hang it on the rear facing surface where it cannot be seen but that is a pretty hot area with the headers...

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Did you see my post above about using the relay box from a 90's Cherokee?


I did.... and watched about. 1/2 the video.

Iíd love a nice box like that, but would prefer to just buy one and jump right to the install.
All the broken tabs and epoxy lost me.
Anyone have a lead on a nice box?

I donít this one is gonna do it for me.
While the small part could be nice, just seems kinda puny.
I donít want to do all that wiring for a crummy box and something go wrong




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Looking at my post, pics donít do it justice, itís small and seems kinda cheap.
And I bought the more expensive $26 version!! Ha!
I got my moneyís worth I guess.

Got a web site for good quality electrical components?


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