I'm eventually going to relocate my battery, too. BUT . . I need to use the Moroso box because, as far as I know, its the only one that is NHRA legal. I will also need an external kill switch on the back of the car in order to run it at the track.
The car is in the shop right now . . . heads are going in on Monday, along with 1.7 ratio stainless roller rockers, hardened pushrods, the water/meth injection, a line lock, a shift light, an oil breather tank, and maybe an intake.
While I would like to put a nice intake on it, it would be a throw away because it won't fit the 427 . . . so . . if I do an intake, its likely to be a used Explorer intake because I plan on starting on the 427 next month or, at the latest, in November.
I will be going to the track on Friday and I'll post new numbers either Friday night or Saturday morning. I fully expect to be deep into the 12s and maybe even in the high 11s. After all, I broke into the 13s with a blown head gasket on a slower track!! lol
Adding up the horespower numbers, conservatively, I get 60hp from the water/meth kit, another 40 from running nitro-methane additive, and maybe 50 from the heads (I've seen reports of over 100 from AFR 185s on a stock motor http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/116_0307_ford/
), I'm looking at at least another 150hp . . . and maybe as much as 200-210 at the crank. (I'll have numbers from the Mustang Dyno before I go to the track)
Again, the 150 is a very conservative number, but even with that number I'll be knocking on the door of 11s.
I may get sent home for running too fast without a roll bar, but the roll bar install is scheduled for early October. Fun Ford Weekend is coming October 29th and 30th and I want to compete in Open Class and Fast Ford, as well as True Street . . . so I'll need the NHRA approved roll bar (its at a different track). I may opt to just do the full 8 point cage as I know I will need it when the new motor goes in.
Now . . what was that about a battery?? :winks