Need advice on new positive battery cable

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  1. zyzzyx

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    Hello Gents! I'm at the point that I need to purchase a positive battery cable for my 68 GTX.
    Year one has a sale going on this weekend, but they have two that look identical. One is $32.00, and the other one is $139.00. What the Hey! I don't care who I buy from, I just
    want a quality piece. Not bargain hunting, just want good stuff. EEnie Meeni, Chili Beeny,
    the spirits are about to speak! Thanks again Guys.
     
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    • Ron H

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      There's GOT to be some difference btw the two. Can't recall right off, but I paid a good amount for mine some years back. Check the product detail, if posted, or I'd call or email the supplier to ask. I've been burnt, yes there's a pun here, on buying shit wiring...
       
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        I think the cheaper ones have crimped on ends and the expensive one are soldered or molded on ends.
        Makes a difference in the long run.
         
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        • hunt2elk

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          Bite the bullet and buy the more expensive one and be done. I had issues with a couple of the cheap versions. Posted a thread on here awhile back showing the difference in ohm readings between the 2.
           
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          • zyzzyx

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            The problem is the most expensive one might be junk! Looking for someone's experience
            to steer me in the right direction.
             
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            • hunt2elk

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              Jamie at Mega Parts has good ones.
               
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                I bought the $129 one from Mancini, a very high quality piece, it’s a smidge short if you’re running a mini starter, I had to leave it out of one of the looms to keep a little slack.
                 
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                  Ditto on the Mancini cable, nice quality.
                   
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                    Isn't there a member here who makes nice original looking cables?
                     
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                        bought mine off Evil bay. Good quality and every thing fit fine. No issues yet. LOL. Got both for around 65 dollars.
                         
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                        Buy direct from M&H.
                         
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                        Just curious, what do those cable terminals look like?
                         
                      • zyzzyx

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                        QUOTE="Mopar Hunter, post: 911968920, member: 28155"]Buy direct from M&H.[/QUOTE]
                        Went to M&H, they don't sell direct. They have a message that says shop at Year One ($139.00)
                        Concourse cable. Went to Year One. They don't take PayPal. I have a nice balance at PayPal and
                        would like to use it. Oh well, I'm getting tired of the constant run around. Thanks Guys!
                         
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                          I know sometimes I take the hit and put the PayPal balance in my account to buy something. That's only if I can't wait 3 days for the free transfer.
                           
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                        • zyzzyx

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                          So I went to Classic industries and for $119.00 I can buy a nice cable (I think).
                          I put it in my cart and they want $27.00 to ship it. I left an e-mail and told them
                          to "Stick It". Going back to Year One and chewing on the bullet! Ha!
                           
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                            It's copper and a little heavy.
                            Shipping is always the issue. They charged me $17 to ship bumper bolts.
                             
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                            zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                            Year One got my business. $139.00/free shipping. Done! The shipping is really starting to
                            hurt. It would be nice if I could order everything from someone at one time, but I'm not
                            that sharp! One step forward, two steps back! Anyway, I think it's the M&H Concourse
                            cable (Not that I'm going to show the car), but comparing prices I think I made the right
                            choice. Thanks for all the suggestions and for listening! Now on to the next Debacle!
                             
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                            • Moms68

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                              Not sure about the positive cables (I think bought the 100.00 version back a few years ago), but the stock ground cable is crap and too small a gage. I had a custom one made with thicker cable and haven't had any issues since. My car is not a show car so I wanted performance not points on the show field.
                               
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                              • zyzzyx

                                zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                                I agree 100%! I can buy or make a very conductive ground cable that almost looks stock, but
                                with heavier gauge wire and solder the one end.
                                 
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