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solenoid/cable help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by smokindave, May 13, 2009.

  1. smokindave
    Joined: May 30, 2005
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    I am trying to hook up the main battery cable to my solenoid on a 350, and due to the exhaust manifold and exhaust itself, I am having a hard time trying to keep the main cable from hitting the "r" terminal on the solenoid. If I move it away from the "r" terminal, then it is way too close to my exhaust manifold. The battery is trunk mounted and the cable is pretty heavy (2/0, it was free) and running along the frame rail up to the motor. Can somebody give me some suggestions on how to run it up to the solenoid or show me a picture of how you ran yours. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    You can run your cable to a frame mounted terminal and from that run considerably smaller cable, just so long as it is a short run. Like 18" or so you could drop to a #2 and still have the reliability. Would that help?
     
  3. phat rat
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    Is the terminal able to be bent at a 90% angle? Also put an insulating wrap around the cable to protect it from the exhaust heat
     
  4. RichG
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    I don't know if it would work, but what about those woven spark plug heat protectors they sell for race cars? Slide it over the cable and secure with stainless clamps maybe:D Just an idea.
     

  5. smokindave
    Joined: May 30, 2005
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    That is what I was thinking, I was just not sure that would work. Should I run it to a Ford style solenoid and then to my starter or what?
     
  6. Jettback50
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
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    You could do that or put a disconnect inline. They both give you the ability to mount the wires off to the starter off the car and connect them to the system after the starter is installed.
     

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