Topic: Negative battery cable size

fordcoupeman    -- 01-17-2022 @ 4:55 PM
  What is the proper negative 6-volt battery cable size, gauge, for my 46 Ford sedan/coupe?


kubes40    -- 01-18-2022 @ 6:48 AM
  Proper? They were woven (braided)... available from Carpenter.

Mike "Kube" Kubarth

Kens 36    -- 01-18-2022 @ 7:37 AM

I know you meant to point out that the POSITIVE cable was woven, un-insulated.

The negative cable was insulated and likely 2 gauge. Most people prefer to use 1 gauge or even 0.


fordcoupeman    -- 01-18-2022 @ 10:23 AM
  The positive wire is woven, braided and grounds to the firewall etc. I want to know what gauge the negative battery cable is going to the solenoid. If you put a modern one on it will be too small to carry the proper current.

kubes40    -- 01-18-2022 @ 11:40 AM
  Ken, all I can say is "me= duh".
Thanks Mister. I'll blame it on a brain cramp. I seem to be getting those more frequently.

Mike "Kube" Kubarth

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