Allan reminded me that the standard method of filling the voids left by trimming the ends of the dash for front roll hoop clearance is.... Installing the A post covers. Which of course I donated to someone way back.
Here's my fix.
How pricey was this solution, $800-$900? I know some of these lithium batteries can get pretty expensive with all the protection circuits (which is the smart way to do it!)My search continued and fortunately the answer presented itself with a call to Indura Power. Turns out they had an option recommended for big rigs, hhmmmm? that should start my car. After a very informative conversation with James (their tech), I was sold.
According to him, if your Lithium battery does not have a minimum voltage safety cut-off circuit you stand a real chance of killing your battery as Lithium is non-recoverable once the voltage goes below 9. As it was, this feature already saved my battery twice from the clutches of the grim reaper in the month I have had it. As most of us know it's very easy to run your battery low (in this case low = DOA).
14 pounds, 1,100 CCA, 40 amp hours, relatively tiny. NO VAPORS.
My dash was delivered with the 'wings' still attached, fortunately I saved them. It would be my guess that the current 'as supplied' dash has them cut off before they are shipped.I need to do something here myself. I'm not a big fan of the A post covers, they are bulky and I like being able to handle the bar getting in and out. Did you make a mold for those two insert pieces?
How pricey was this solution, $800-$900? I know some of these lithium batteries can get pretty expensive with all the protection circuits (which is the smart way to do it!)