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Techical Discussions => Tech- - ELECTRICAL => Topic started by: Stan Paralikis on November 27, 2008, 11:04:53 AM

Title: A cheaper alternative to batt. cable
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 27, 2008, 11:04:53 AM
You've seen this on ebay:




 (http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/bin_15x54.gif) price:
 US $119.00 
 
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[color=#ff0000 size=4]MOPAR BATTERY CABLE SET FOR 1969 TO 1978 C BODY MOPARS INCLUDING  NEWPORT, NEW YORKER. WILL ALSO FIT CHRYSLER IMPERIAL. I HAVE BEEN SELLING ORIGINAL MOPAR BATTERY CABLES FOR YEARS FOR A BODY AND E BODY AND B BODY MOPARS WITH 100% FEEDBACK. I HAVE NOW MODIFIED MOPAR FACTORY ORIGINAL CABLES TO FIT 1969 TO 1978 C BODY.  AS YOU CAN SEE FROM MY PIC THEY LOOK LIKE FACTORY ORIGINALS WITH THE CORRECT TERMINALS AND WILL FIT LIKE A GLOVE.  WRAPPED WITH THE SAME CLOTH TAPE AS YOUR ORIGINALS.  HUNDREDS OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS
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I needed one so I thought about buying this but I'm too cheap.  By doing some serious scrounging down at AutoZone, I built the exact duplicate of his cable (pictured above)for way LESS than half the price.
 
Commando12008-11-27 16:06:10
Title: A cheaper alternative to batt. cable
Post by: firedome on November 27, 2008, 01:53:44 PM
I think NAPA has them way cheaper than that guy too.

Title: A cheaper alternative to batt. cable
Post by: Snotty on December 01, 2008, 12:35:11 PM
Was that offered by Atlas Obsolete?  That is about what he sells his for.  I bought one for the '62.  He was the only guy making them at the time.  I paid $115.00, and that was before 2003.
Title: A cheaper alternative to batt. cable
Post by: Leaburn Patey on December 01, 2008, 06:29:41 PM
On the C Barge NY'er I had my cable made locally.I had it fabbed out of 1 guage wire and factory looking terminals to handle all the electrical demand of a fully optioned C.
During the 440 rebuild in 2004,I handed them my old cable for length and reference.
I have not had anybody point out that it was not "correct" despite the mammoth sized cable going to the starter. 
Cost?? 44.00
CBarge2008-12-01 23:31:32