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Old 11-27-2007, 01:59 PM   #414 (permalink)
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09-07-2007, 08:22 Pm

BigMouse asks where we got the cables...

All the cables on the car now came from the forklift (which is why the battery interconnects in this picture are 6 feet long!). Most of it's 4/0, but there's the odd length of 2/0 in there too.

We had a roll of used welding cable donated to us, but I'm not sure what gauge it is. 2/0 I thought. Have to stop in at Ivan's tomorrow to see. It might be worth dropping by a welding shop to see if they have anything they're willing to part with.

Do you know offhand how people generally route cables from one end of the vehicle to the other? I'm assuming underneath the car, in the exhaust/transmission tunnel. I was thinking we could get some plastic conduit and run it inside that for protection from the elements.


Good news on the cable flattening / soldering / flattening process! I made 3 short cables this evening and I'm confident it's a workable solution to not spending any money on lugs. The ends are solid & more than thick enough. The FS will roll again this weekend . Pics to come.
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