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326/526 battery to starter wire guage?????
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Bob Supina
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The Parts book spells out the "Bulk Stock No. on Cable' and the length of the various cables, but does not spell out a specific gauge.
Various places I have seen 1/0 for 6volt systems.
Is there actual documentation that I have not found?

Posted on: 9/26 11:27
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Re: 326/526 battery to starter wire guage?????
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I don't know for your car specifically, but it's hard to imagine that 0 gauge would be too thin even for 6 volt.

Even at 300 amps a 2ft length would have a voltage drop of only like .1V

Posted on: 9/26 12:25
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Re: 326/526 battery to starter wire guage?????
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Ernie Vitucci
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Good Morning...Many of us use 00 guage. Certainly can't hurt! Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 9/26 12:57
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Re: 326/526 battery to starter wire guage?????
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00 is what I use as well...

Gar

Posted on: 9/26 13:08
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Re: 326/526 battery to starter wire guage?????
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I've got a 00 gauge cable on my '29 - seems to work pretty well.

Posted on: 9/30 10:45
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Re: 326/526 battery to starter wire guage?????
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I would also go big on the wire from the generator to your ammeter.

I use a #10AWG which is good for 30 amps.

Most generators, when working properly, 'should' put out 20 amps but why take a chance and melt a wire or short out a circuit or worse?

Gar

Posted on: 10/2 17:25
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