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Stupid question about battery cable


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#1 1-3-2-4

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:51 PM

I had been planning for a long time to switch my battery terminals over to marine terminals because of some accessories I will be adding later on and at the same time I was going to buy new 4 gauge wire to replace the aged wire on the car, anyways on the starter end you have that little push connection I assume it merges at some point to the (+) cable?

 

Another thing is the stud for the 12V to the starter it should fit a 3/8" lug right? I don't have a starter in front of me but it seems like it will.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

The small wire on the Starter is from the ignition switch.

 

Yes a 3/8 lug will fit the starter.  



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:16 PM

The small wire on the Starter is from the ignition switch.

 

Yes a 3/8 lug will fit the starter.  

Ok thanks, was not sure because of the wire wrap around the wire



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:50 PM

the small wire on the starter is part of the overall body harness. It comes form a relay originating from the ign switch, which originates from the fuse panel, which originates from the fusible links, which originate from the battery terminal. I love marine terminals and install the brass ones any time i have to screw with the battery


Edited by MilesFox, 20 December 2013 - 12:47 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:19 PM

the small wire is part of the overall body harness. It comes form a relay originating from the ign switch, which originates from the fuse panel, which originates from the fusible links, which originate from the battery terminal. I love marine terminals and install the brass ones any time i have to screw with the battery

Yeah the marine terminals are going to be better then the wire nest I had before, I'm going to order 20' of 4 gauge copper wielding wire.. speaking of that everyone says redoing the ground makes the car feel smoother.. Is that really true? My car never felt smoother after I lapped all the valves and checked the clearance.


Edited by 1-3-2-4, 19 December 2013 - 11:22 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:21 PM

i have a battery cable to make too, thanks for sharing and keep it up. 

 

i'm slightly unsure what all it entails....positive, negative, ends/terminals, etc.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:24 PM

I've had my terminals sitting on my desk for almost two years now so I'm tired of looking at them lol

 

plus I think I will get a hydraulic crimper tomorrow so that's why I asked.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:52 AM

I would run a ground cable from the head or intake to the battery terminal and run a fatter ground cable to the body. Thinking about it more, i suppose you could ground from the intake to the lug on the bellhousing bolt. The intake harness grounds to one of the intake bolts. Run the ground from there






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