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Please remember to use larger (thicker) battery cables - not the ones for a 12 volt system - at least Double or maybe even triple Aught (000) for greater conductivity.

So many less-informed folks will use the cheap ones from the parts store, and then complain about poor starting - and some learn the hard way.

 

Not preaching - just sharing, and if you already knew this, maybe we just helped someone else

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And to add to Marty's good advice, run a separate ground cable to a starter mounting bolt, you'll be amazed how much better the starter turns.  

 

When new, it was a nice clean current path from through frame to starter, not now, even a restored chassis will still have corrosion between riveted joints.....

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12 hours ago, trimacar said:

And to add to Marty's good advice, run a separate ground cable to a starter mounting bolt, you'll be amazed how much better the starter turns.  

 

When new, it was a nice clean current path from through frame to starter, not now, even a restored chassis will still have corrosion between riveted joints.....

 

Any chance of a photo to show the size of the ground wire you would recommend?

 

9 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

Also, DO NOT use two 12 volt cables in parallel.  That is just asking for problems.

 

And Larry, can you please clarify this?

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Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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rodney, I use 00 [double aught] on six volt.  Will be "as big as your thumb, " versus as big as your "little" finger for twelve volt. I am sure you realize the ground must be as big, capacity wise, as the positive.  

 

  Ben

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22 hours ago, rodneybeauchamp said:

      On ‎5‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 9:59 PM, Larry Schramm said:

Also, DO NOT use two 12 volt cables in parallel.  That is just asking for problems.

Any chance of a photo to show the size of the ground wire you would recommend?

 

 

And Larry, can you please clarify this?

thanks

Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

 

If you use two cables in parallel and one of the cable connections goes bad for any reason then all of the current would go through the other cable which would in theory would be twice the planned amount.  I have seen these type of set ups and they generally do not end well.

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