Joined: Nov 01, 2019 Posts: 19 Location: Story, Wyoming
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:05 am Post subject: Battery cutoff installation
I bought one of those nice heavy-duty cut off switches from AJP after seeing a photo of one on this site (somewhere).
I thought I would ask how this was mounted, before I jumped in and started drilling holes everywhere. The photo had it between the battery under the hood and the fender ( neg-to ground). _________________ Adam Jahiel
M38A1 & M38
First of all are you installing it to A - prevent battery run down or to B - prevent theft.
A - The chosen location should be easily accessed.
B - Forces you to hide the switch from view.
Next are you trying to interrupt A - all power (Including the starter) or just the B - power to accessories including ignition.
A - Requires interrupting the main battery cable.
B - Requires interrupting wire #10.
For A I prefer the use of a very sturdy device, not a plastic switch.
Use this for A.
Use this for B
A - would mount on the battery terminal closest to ground. Thus it will be inside the battery box.
B - Is easily mounted to the side or back wall of the glove box and should be used to interrupt wire # 10. before the circuit breakers on early M38's and befoe the main ignition switch on all others.
This is a military "T" handle style power quick disconnect. They are handy but do not deter theft when they are easily located. They have no key. _________________ Wes K
45 MB, 51 M38, 54 M37, 66 M101A1, 60 CJ5, 76 DJ5D, 47Bantam T3-C & 5? M100
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