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Battery Cable Recommendation Wanted

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Okay guys, looking at my battery cables on Lucy and I see the insulation is starting to shrink away from the post connector on both the positive and negative leads, exposing some of the copper wire. Not a good situation IMO. Time to replace the battery cables with new ones. I run an Optima battery in Lucy, so it has both top posts and side posts. So I really don't care which style of battery cable I run, so long it looks good and it's safe. 1972 was the first year for side post batteries in many GM vehicles, so having side posts is not period incorrect for Lucy.

After looking at the online parts catalogs: YearOne, Summit Racing, NPD, OPGI, Rock Auto and Jegs - I can't seem to find a matching set of positive and negative cables that fit Lucy. I often find the battery to ground cable but not the matching one to the starter.

So does anyone have a recommendation where I can order a matching set of direct-fit, "non-universal kit" battery cables for a '72 Lemans/GTO?

Thanks guys!

 

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Last Indian
4 hours ago, Frosty said:

Okay guys, looking at my battery cables on Lucy and I see the insulation is starting to shrink away from the post connector on both the positive and negative leads, exposing some of the copper wire. Not a good situation IMO. Time to replace the battery cables with new ones. I run an Optima battery in Lucy, so it has both top posts and side posts. So I really don't care which style of battery cable I run, so long it looks good and it's safe. 1972 was the first year for side post batteries in many GM vehicles, so having side posts is not period incorrect for Lucy.

After looking at the online parts catalogs: YearOne, Summit Racing, NPD, OPGI, Rock Auto and Jegs - I can't seem to find a matching set of positive and negative cables that fit Lucy. I often find the battery to ground cable but not the matching one to the starter.

So does anyone have a recommendation where I can order a matching set of direct-fit, "non-universal kit" battery cables for a '72 Lemans/GTO?

Thanks guys!

 

Well, first off try this place. https://www.americanautowire.com/  they appear to carry both side & top mount & both positive & ground. 

That said would you want to try something different? Something a little more; well me😁. If so let me know and we can pursue that course. If not I’m confident the standard type cables are adequate.

 

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Frosty

Thanks for the tip. I will consider your offer.

I downloaded their catalog. They only have battery cables listed for '67-70 GTO/Lemans (which I can use).

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Last Indian
1 hour ago, Frosty said:

Thanks for the tip. I will consider your offer.

I downloaded their catalog. They only have battery cables listed for '67-70 GTO/Lemans (which I can use).

Frosty, if you go to their home page than pick products from the menu there is page after page of products, but mix in are the battery cables. Some are for 1972 455 cid  Cutlasses & Skylarks, maybe those will work better?

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Frosty

I will take a hard look Last Indian. Thanks.

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Last Indian
1 hour ago, Frosty said:

I will take a hard look Last Indian. Thanks.

Fond these, maybe their good, maybe not.  https://www.opgi.com/lemans/GT03435/

 

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