Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Re-Relocating the battery
Some previous owner of one of my S1 spiders decided he wanted tunes and installed a 1000 watt amp and some 6x9 speakers in the back. Fortunately, he didn't cut any sheet metal although he did drill a few holes and relocate the battery to the trunk where the jack normally goes (and next to the amp and 2000s vintage CD changer). If this were a later car, I might consider leaving all this, but not in a '67. ...12 gauge speaker wire everywhere.... Also, I am not thrilled about how close the battery posts are to the sheet metal in the trunk and it is incredibly difficult to access the posts....
Unfortunately, the sheet metal for the battery tray is completely gone. I have 2 S1 spiders primarily so I can use the more original car as the puzzle box, but I have to wonder if relocating the battery back into the engine compartment is going to be worth it. This car is already a Frankenstein with a 2 liter engine and hanging pedals.
What do you guys think?
Alfa-current: '66 Duetto, '69 Spider
Past: '74 Spider, '76 spider, '80 GTV 6
Other-Current: 11 BMWs, Ram 1500
Other-past: 16 BMWs, MGs, Triumphs, other stuff that doesn't count.