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Old 02-01-2011, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How the battery and ground cables should be connected
(in D-code car manufactured in June)?

In my car posetive battery terminal is connected to left side of the solenoid (this is probably how it should be?).

Negative terminal is connected to lower part of the motor. There is also
another cable from the negative terminal to inner fender. Then this inner fernder is connected to generator. This probably is not the original way?

I have seen cable sets where there is short cable that is for the negative terminal, and then longer one which can be connected under the screws
Is this kind of set the right one? How these will be connected?

In my car the right side of the solenoid is connected to starter motor.
Is this the right way?

Then the ground cable from the motor to firewall. From where to where this should go? At the moment it goes from the valve cover screw to firewall.

Any recommendations where I could get original looking ones?

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The positive battery cable should attach to the left lug of the starter relay. The starter cable comes off of the right side and is routed down to and through 2 starter cable brackets (attached to the motor mount) and to the starter.

The negative battery cable attaches to the block just above the oil pan rail on the front right corner of the block. If you've got an automatic car, this is the same location where the transmission cooling line clip attaches.
There is only 1 negative battery cable.

The block ground wire attaches to the back of the right cylinder head and attaches to the firewall right beside the heater blower motor.
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You Also need one of these that mounts on the battery apron near the battery

64 1/2 Ford Mustang Neg Battery Cable Hold Down Clip - eBay (item 170562265225 end time Feb-03-11 06:10:39 PST)
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The positive battery cable should attach to the left lug of the starter relay. The starter cable comes off of the right side and is routed down to and through 2 starter cable brackets (attached to the motor mount) and to the starter.

The negative battery cable attaches to the block just above the oil pan rail on the front right corner of the block. If you've got an automatic car, this is the same location where the transmission cooling line clip attaches.
There is only 1 negative battery cable.

The block ground wire attaches to the back of the right cylinder head and attaches to the firewall right beside the heater blower motor.
I have a 64 1/2 D Code also built in June. I imagine a PO connected the negative battery cable to the rear of the upper most bolt on the generator bracket. It works, haven't thought of getting a longer cable to bolt to the block. My negative cable is also grounded to a bolt holding the solonoid to the side wall.
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Hello,

Thanks for the answers.

These three cables seem to be correct:
Marti Auto Works - BATTERY CABLE SET

Where these battery hold down clips (ebay link) should be mounted? Have not seen these before.
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Hello,

Thanks for the answers.

These three cables seem to be correct:
Marti Auto Works - BATTERY CABLE SET

Where these battery hold down clips (ebay link) should be mounted? Have not seen these before.
You can see it here, then look on your car there should be a small hole.
http://www.svs.com/zim/mustang/images/dif-e40a.jpg
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