Suggestion re. battery arcing on hood/bonnet - duct tap on positive terminal.
As for jump starting - no need to hook cables to battery posts under rear
compartment. Just attach appropriate cable clamps to: head bolt for ground
(negative ground in my case) & "what's it called" junction of battery cable &
starter cable (My '66's is on the inner fender across from the dizzy.) These
are also the points where I attach the battery charger. I just have to
remembre to be sure to have the battery cut-off switch turned on to do either.
Like Phil Bacon, my shut-off is mounted behind the seat. But, in my case the
passenger seat, right in front of the battery.