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    After having no response to my wanted list I posted back in July, and having no luck finding good original battery cables in the junk yards, I finally found this outfit on ebay. The battery lug is negative, and you can order the cable size and length, as well as the relay terminal size. I ordered the 2 gauge 30" with 5/16" terminal for my 1950 Land Cruiser. It's the closest thing I could find to original. I was surprised that SI doesn't sell battery cables.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-Cab...72.m2749.l2649

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    I purchased some bulk 1/0 welding cable and some appropriate ends and had them crimped on at my local battery shop.

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    • #3
      In future, try any forklift supply house. You should see the size of the battery cables on my 36 volt forklift.
      sals54

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      • #4
        I got mine at tractor supply
        y

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        • #5
          I use McMaster Carr. The have 2/0 available with many lengths and ends. 2/0 is much larger than 2 ga

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          • #6
            Someone put a very thin and long 12 volt battery cable on my car before I bought it, so I removed it and put on a 36 inch 00 cable that I bought from the junk yard. Research tells me the correct cable is 30 inches and 2 gauge, so that's what I'll install. I see no point in overkill.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TWChamp View Post
              /Cut/The battery lug is negative, and you can order the cable size and length, as well as the relay terminal size. I ordered the 2 gauge 30" with 5/16" terminal for my 1950 Land Cruiser./Cut/
              That looks good for the Negative, but Positive Posts are Larger and their Positive one has way too thin a Battery Terminal:

              https://www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-Cab....c100005.m1851
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                That is strange that they don't use the lead battery terminal for the positive.
                At least I was able to find a nice original ground cable at the junk yard.

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                • #9
                  I had to go through the archives here,but I used CustomBatteryCables.com out of Arizona.They were a bit pricey but they are the real deal.I bought them about 8 years ago so I don't know if they're still in business.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rusty65 View Post
                    I had to go through the archives here,but I used CustomBatteryCables.com out of Arizona.They were a bit pricey but they are the real deal.I bought them about 8 years ago so I don't know if they're still in business.
                    $321.25 for a Dodge battery cable kit. I must be missing something here, or the cables are made from gold.

                    https://www.custombatterycables.com/...nal-kit-03-07/

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                    • #11
                      I've used this company before. They'll build the cables to whatever spec you want. Cheap, fast, and high quality. Cables for my 6 volt '55 Commander came out to about $12 each and I had them within a week. If they're good enough for a boat, they'll last forever on a car.

                      http://www.bestboatwire.com/custom-c...cable-assembly

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