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1987-1993 Mustang 5.0 Resto Battery Tray & Cable Kit - Install & Review
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Published on 2018-01-22
Mustang Battery Tray & Cable Kit.
The battery in your Mustang is one of the most important pieces and vital to your Mustang coming alive. This 1986-1993 Mustang 5.0 battery tray and cable kit will restore the components your battery needs to function and stay secure. This 5.0 Resto kit includes a new battery tray with hold down and hardware, positive battery cable, negative battery cable, and starter cable. These components will ensure your battery is powering your Mustang safely and securely.
Battery Tray Kit.
The battery tray in your Mustang mounts to the front fender apron and provides a safe place for the battery to sit while protecting the metal apron from the corrosion caused by the battery. It is extremely common for the plastic battery trays found in Mustangs to be completely rotten after years of abuse. Once your battery tray has reached this level of deterioration your Mustang is generally unsafe to be driven on the open roads and will probably not pass tech inspection at the race track. This kit includes a new tray, mounting hardware, and battery hold down clamp.
Just like the battery tray, the battery cables in your Mustang are vital to the operation of your Mustang. This kit includes new positive and negative battery cables. Over time, corrosion will deteriorate your battery cables which causes power loss, battery drain, and makes it unsafe to operate your Mustang. This kit includes new four gauge wires that are the correct length for a quick and easy installation.
Application: 1986-1993 Mustang 5.0
Item # LRS-10732BA-KIT
How’s it going, everybody? Landan with LMR.com! In this video I’ll be taking a look at this 5.0 Resto battery tray and cable kit, and how it’s an essential restoration kit for your Fox Body Mustang.
This kit from 5.0 Resto is going to restore the crucial components that the battery needs to function and of course stay secure within the engine bay. Overtime, parts start to age and deteriorate, and well simply leave the car in dire need of some attention.
You’re going to get a battery tray, battery hold down block, hold down block retaining bolt, battery tray to fender retaining bolts, battery tray to frame rail bolt, speed nut, negative cable and positive cable.
All of these parts are high-quality replacements will feature a factory-like fit and finish without any modifications. Now, taking a closer look at the cables; they are going to be factory length and incorporate OE-style connections for a clean, stock look.
To begin, loosen the positive and negative cables from the battery.
Remove them from the battery posts.
Loosen the factory battery hold down retaining bolt with an 8mm socket.
Remove the bolt and hold down block.
Remove the battery from the car.
In our case, the factory battery tray to frame rail retaining bolt had completed rusted over.
I had to drill a small hole into the top of the bolt and then tap it with a punch to free it from the tray.
The tray was removed and a penetrating catalyst was applied to the bolt.
I utilized Vise Grips to completely remove the stubborn bolt from the speed nut.
Once the bolt was out of the way, I removed the speed nut from the frame rail provision; use a magnet to fish it out of the frame rail if it happens to fall inside upon removal.
Go ahead and support the front of the car with jack stands.
Locate the negative ground on the engine block; it’s going to be directly in front of the oil filter.
Remove the factory retaining bolt with a 1/2" wobble socket and extension.
Get the old cable out of the way.
Position the new cable into place.
Retighten the factory retaining bolt.
Pass the cable up into the engine bay.
Cut any related zip ties and then remove the old cable from the car.
Remove the 9/16" retaining nut from the positive side of the fender solenoid.
Remove the old cable from the post.
Position new cable into place; followed by the rest of the ring terminals.
Retighten the retaining nut.
Take this time to clean the area.
Zip tie the negative cable alongside the starter cable.
Install the speed nut into frame rail provision.
Position the new battery tray into place.
Install the provided short 8mm retaining bolts into the fender and fully tighten.
Install the long 8mm bolt through the tray and into the speed nut; fully tighten.
Route the negative cable along the fender and secure it with the preinstalled harness clip.
Support the lower metal hold down bracket with your hand.
Remove the 10mm hold down bolt and the block.
Position the battery into place in the correct orientation.
Reinstall the battery hold down assembly and fully tighten the bolt.
Install the positive cable onto the battery post and tighten the nut.
Install the negative cable onto the battery post and tighten the nut
Reinstall the coil cover and factory retaining hardware.
This car ended up having a screw instead of the factory push pin.
Go ahead and check your work, verify the car starts and then you're all finished.
From start to finish here guys, bet on about an hour to get this one done. It is very easy to do, and worst case scenario is you may have a rusted bolt pick a fight and not want to come free. Other than that, this 5.0 Resto battery tray and cable kit is an absolute must-have for your 1986 to 1993 Fox Body restoration project.
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