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Mustangs battery relocation to engine bay.

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On the later model P-51's the battery was sometimes relocated to in front of the oil tank under the engine cowl to make room for more radio gear behind the pilot. I found mention somewhere online that the mounting bracket to do this was included in the Tamiya kit, but due to Photobucket being dicks, there were no photos of what the part was or how it was achieved.  Can anyone here assist me with either photos, information or both please.  I don't mind scratch building something if its not the case, but I have no idea what the mounting bracket would look like either. 

Cheers.

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Here is a drawing of the relocated battery and associated connections to the radios. Not much on the actual bracket, but tonight I'll take a look in the RCAF maintenance and engineering manual to see if there's anything more.

 

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Guest Martinnfb

You are welcome guys :)

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Thanks to your photos guys, I was able to find the battery bracket on the W sprue, part 14.  Awesome.

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Painted up and mounted in place.  I still need to clear coat it and add a wash.

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Battery just sitting there to check clearances. 

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Thanks again for your assistance. 

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