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Illegal Garage’s Alumacobra Switch Install

We just received a great video from a local customer building a Factory Five Roadster.  Jose G. has been building this car for a few years and he’s wiring it with our Infinitybox system.  He is installing our 20-Circuit Kit with inLINK.

He has a very slick and elegant aluminum dash that has modular panels.  He can easily remove and install panels for his switches and gauges.  It would certainly make working on the dash very easy.  Jose was recently at the London Cobra show in Ohio and saw a new set of switches he wanted to integrate into his dash.  These are nice looking billet buttons and he wants to use them for his lights, fans, wipers, fuel pump and one-button start.  These buttons are from Billet Automotive Buttons in Australia.  Installing these buttons shows the simplicity and the ease of wiring your car with our Infinitybox system.

First, our MASTERCELL inputs are ground triggered.  This gives you a lot of flexibility of how you can wire your switches.  This simple diagram shows how you wire a MASTERCELL input to your switch.

Simple diagram showing how to wire a switch to the Infinitybox MASTERCELL

Simple diagram showing how to wire a switch to the Infinitybox MASTERCELL

You can click on this link to get a more detailed blog post talking about wiring switches.

Another significant advantage of wiring your switches with our Infinitybox system is the fact that it takes very little current to turn on an input.  It takes less than 1 milliamp (1/1000 of an amp) to trigger an input.  That gives you the flexibility of using any switch to control the functions in your car.  With a lot of billet buttons, you have to use them to trigger a relay because they cannot handle the full load current of things like lights, starter solenoids and fans.  This is very easy with our Infinitybox system.

Since it takes so little current to turn on a MASTERCELL input, you can use very light-gauge wires between your switches and the MASTERCELL.  Our standard harnesses use 22-AWG wire.  This helps keep behind your dash clean and easy to service.

Lastly, we give you the power of advanced electrical control functions.  In the case of Jose’s car, he’s using our One-Button Start feature.  A single MASTERCELL input connected to a momentary button lets him start his car with ease.  Check out this blog post for more details on our One-Button-Start feature.

Jose just posted a great video to his YouTube channel, The Illegal Garage, showing off how he installed these billed buttons into his Cobra.  You can check it out below.

You can check out additional videos of his Factory Five Cobra build at his YouTube channel by clicking this link.

Click this link to get in touch with our team to learn more about how you can wire your car or truck with our Infinitybox system.

FFR Cobra Wired with the Infinitybox System

Finished Factory Five Cobra

In 2008, we started selling our Infinitybox systems.  We found our first success with guys building Factory Five Cobras.  These guys are tinkers.  They want something that they built, not bought.  They want their cars to be different and unique.  Our Infinitybox system has been instrumental for hundreds of Factory Five Roadsters, Hot Rods, GTM’s and 818’s.  With our system, guys can simplify their electrical system plus get features that no other system can provide.  We received these great pictures from Infinitybox customer Dan M.  He’s just finishing his Cobra build and is very proud of the results.

He squeezed the Ford Coyote 5.0 under the hood.  Check out how clean the engine compartment is.

Ford engine under the hood of a Factory Five Cobra wired with the Infinitybox system

Ford engine under the hood of a Factory Five Cobra wired with the Infinitybox system

He wired the system with our standard 20-Circuit Kit.  This universal system is powering all of the electrical functions in the car including the ignition, starter, head lights, high-beams, turn signals, brake lights, fuel pump, horn and cooling fan.  He integrated our system to the Ford ECU for the Coyote to simplify control of the ignition, starter solenoid, cooling fan and fuel pump.  You can download the Infinitybox wiring diagram that shows how to connect to the Coyote harness by clicking this link.

Dan added inLINK as an option to his kit to get our security functions.  Since this is an open top car, he wanted to do everything that could to prevent theft.  Since his 20-Circuit Kit is controlling the ignition, fuel pump and starter, the security functions built into the Infinitybox system completely immobilize the car when he locks it from the inLINK key fobs.  If a would-be thief were to try to hot wire the car, the Infinitybox system eliminates the ability to start the engine unless it is unlocked from the inLINK key fob.

Lastly, Dan added our inRESERVE battery management solenoid to his kit.  inRESERVE is an active battery management system that disconnects the battery if the voltage starts to drop.  This helps to reduce damage to the battery from deep-cycling and always leaves enough power in the battery to start the car.

This picture shows the rear POWERCELL mounted on the frame of the car.  It also shows some of the included harnesses, the primary fuses included in the kit to protect the power harnesses and the inRESERVE solenoid.

Mega fuse block, inRESERVE and POWERCELL in a Factory Five Cobra wired with the Infinitybox system

Mega fuse block, inRESERVE and POWERCELL in a Factory Five Cobra wired with the Infinitybox system

This picture shows how neatly Dan did up his trunk to hide the rear POWERCELL.  You can’t see any of the wiring but the system is also accessible in case you need to access the fuses.

Finished trunk in a Factory Five Roadster wired with the Infinitybox system

Finished trunk in a Factory Five Roadster wired with the Infinitybox system

We wanted to end this blog post with a quote from Dan.  He sent us an email with these great pictures and these comments about our Infinitybox system.

“I can’t thank you enough for the help you gave me and the system your company produces. I am planning on post pictures and a write up on the Factory Five Forum over the weekend. I will be telling other builders that if you are worried about wiring you car then Infinitybox is for you, it makes a complicated part of the build much easier to understand and complete. Thank you for a wonderful product.”

Thank you to Dan W. for sharing these pictures and the comments about our system.  We appreciate this and are proud to be a part of your car.

If you want to learn more about how our Infinitybox system would work in your Factory Five Cobra or any other build, click this link to contact our team.