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My batt clamp on the cable end is on last legs.Anyone have a decent used positive batt cable they can spare?

Many thanks, bob
 

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You can get a new cable from most any of the big chain auto parts stores.
I believe the one on my '67 was in stock :
#2 cable size, 60" long, good molded end with cover.
 

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Do you have enough cable length to just replace the clamp? You can buy a good quality brass clamp for about $10.
 

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Please do not replace just the clamp......
Over time you will have problems with these. Just do it right.
 

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Please do not replace just the clamp......
Over time you will have problems with these. Just do it right.
I am a retired electrical engineer and I can tell you replacing the clamp is a good option. It is good to know the credentials of people who offer you advice.
 

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I practice what I advise

This is an excellent battery connector on a high performance spider.
 

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Well Eddie......
I was an electrician for 36 years. Now retired.
We used to say that electricians made what the engineers designed work ;^)
And yes, I have seen too many of those clamps with the bolt on strap fail.
They get corrosion under the strap (where you can't see!), they get loose.
On a few cars having battery trouble, I would just grab the + cable and pull it out of the clamp !!
Any car manufacturers or race teams use those?
Thought not...
I think the right cable was under $20 at Kragen.
 

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Thanks guys-- its all good to have alternative options! I am not so concerned about the battery clamp side as I am the other end -- I think it terminates in a ring connector on the starter but I am not 100% sure -- and it has a second 14 gauge wire coming out of the battery clamp as well.

Let me look tonight / tomorrow and I will report back. Thanks again!
bob
 

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The starter end of the cable will have a ring end pressed on. No other wire on that end. There will be another, smaller wire with a ring end that goes on the same stud as the battery + cable. It goes to the fuse block.
A new cable assembly will have the ring on one end and the + post clamp on the other end.
 
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