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Battery cable?
« on: June 29 2020, 11:46:17 AM »
I'm finally going to upgrade to a 2 gauge power wire for my battery.  My question is does anyone know the gauge of the other 2 wires and length? 

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Re: Battery cable?
« Reply #1 on: June 29 2020, 11:00:52 PM »
What cables or wires are we discussing?
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Re: Battery cable?
« Reply #2 on: June 30 2020, 02:50:34 PM »

The other two power wires on the main cable.  I'm more concerned about the length.

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Re: Battery cable?
« Reply #3 on: June 30 2020, 03:53:50 PM »
well, hell!  My GN is redone with Caspers' fusible link relocation kit so the memory wire has been moved and does not apply to a regular car and my T is up in the air with an engineless stationwagon under it so I cannot get to it.

The factory shop manual shows the fusible link feed being a 1 on the diagram which I believe relates to cross sectional area and I think a 1 would be a 16 awg.  The alternator wire shows to be an 8 which is a hair larger than 8 awg according to this link https://diyaudioprojects.com/Technical/American-Wire-Gauge/

It's hard to measure the factory length because it is routed down under and around the timing cover and back to the alternator.  If I were to make one, I would think about going a more direct route across the top if that is feasible.

Casper's hd version uses a 6 awg as I recall.  I have one on the T and it was getting on the verge of being hard to route down and around....sorr y, I am not any real help
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Re: Battery cable?
« Reply #4 on: July 11 2020, 02:24:45 PM »
Thanks, it was a long shot but I appreciate the effort. :cheers: