Edited by Mississippi Resins, 05 September 2011 - 06:38 AM.
How could I detail a battery?
Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:38 AM
Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:03 AM
Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:22 PM
Also, you'll want to verify what BCI group battery a given vehicle takes, as the post configurations will vary by group size.
Another thing to keep in mind, especially if you're building pre-'56 vehicles with 6 volt batteries, many of them were also positive ground. They were hooked up reverse of what a modern 12 volt negative ground system is. Fords through '55 6 volt and the '56 Fords with 12 volt were this way, as were GMC 6 volt trucks through '57.
One more thing, don't assume that the Positive cable should be red and the Negative should be black. Most oem cables were black on both, and on many older vehicles, they used a braided strap for the ground instead of a cable. Even on late models, only the cover for the terminal end itself is color coded.
Edited by Longbox55, 05 September 2011 - 03:23 PM.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:36 AM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:35 AM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:01 AM
.......on many older vehicles, they used a braided strap for the ground instead of a cable.
Electronic supply stores sell wicking used to suck up excess solder. It is braided copper and comes in various sizes - perfect for the ground strap.