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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amcrules00 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 1:55pm
Excellent Terry, exactly what I was looking for. If you don't mind me asking what was the price of the battery cables? Were they custom made to your specs or from their catalog? If you would, post a couple of picts of the cables too please? Thanks so much.
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All depened on your budget and your tolerance for grief and aggravation.  For 99.99% of the people, the AMark topper will be just what they need.  I have picked up an original and unused battery and one of the repros over the past couple of years and both had cracks in them and were unusable.  I will not use them again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Burnished Brown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 9:14pm
Here are the pictures of the battery cables that Antique Auto Battery fabricated for me.  They are not in any catalog, so you need to tell them excatly what you are looking for.  These are for a 1971 Javelin/AMX.  Thank you to my friend Steve Guhanick for the pictures of the original battery cables from his '71 that I used to order my set.
 
The Positive Cable should be 8" of live length of wire.  Antique did make a mistake the first time around, so be sure you do not have them duplicate what they originally shipped to me.  The Negative Cable should be 26" of live length of wire.
 
You can see that the reproductions are pretty close but not exact.  They are still better than what I have on my car now and better than I have seen on most restorations.
 
The Positive Cable was supplied with a shorter shrink tube on the end that connects to the starter solenoid.  The Positive Cable terminal that connects to the starter solenoid and the Negative Cable terminal that connects to the alternator bracket as a ground differ slightly from the originals too.
 
I paid about $45.00 total for both plus shipping.  Turn around was within days.
 
Picture of an Original AMC Positive Battery Cable for 1971 Javelin/AMX
 
Picture of Original AMC Negative Battery Cable for 1971 Javelin/AMX
 
Picture of Original AMC Negative Battery Cable Connection for 1971 Javelin/AMX
 
Picture of Reproduction Battery Cables from Antique Auto Battery
 
Picture of Reproduction Battery Cable Connections Close Up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amcrules00 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2010 at 8:53am
Awesome tidbit of info right there Terry, I've seen a few of our vendors selling these cables in the past for well over two hundred a set(just plain nonsense)and they didn't even come close to anything as original looking as these are. I think you just let the cat outta the bag, they look like very nice reproductions to me. Thanks much for making this happen and of course, sharing the info here. You done good.
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what model interstate batt did you use?
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Just their regular old 24D series.  I put the Interstate logo up against the fender and painted the top black like an original battery and it looked great after installing the correct battery hold down for 69
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote billd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/02/2011 at 11:12pm
This post is now "stickied" - please "keep it clean" and post correct dimensions, photos, etc. on correct cables, batteries, etc. so it can be a nice clean accurate future reference.
This one comes up quite a bit............  good posts.
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what does being stickied mean?
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Originally posted by amx39068 amx39068 wrote:

what does being stickied mean?
 
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According to wikipidia.org, "A sticky post or sticky topic is a type of post or topic in an online forum that is "pinned" near the top of the forum index, enhancing its visibility and preventing it from being buried by newer posts."
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Well sticky me....learn something new every day!!....Big smile 
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