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I am in the process of running my wiring harness and battery leads. Does anyone have a clear photo of where the positive and negative cable run to. I have looked thru the repair manuals but its not clear. I know this is dumb question but i dont want to screw it up. :stupid:

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Neg cable gets bolted to the upper bolt that secures the starter to the Transmission case.

Pos cable gets attached to the larger of the two studs on the starter solinoid.

What about the smaller cable coming off of the positive cable? Any pix?

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You might want to consider getting a 24"F" battary that has the positive post away and out from under the body. You will need different cables but in the long run I believe it's the right way to go. Just my $.02 (adjusted for inflation) worth..

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The smaller cable comes off the NEG cable,gets screwed to the firewall. There should be a small screw in the firewall that is used for that.

Where on the firewall is that first picture? Also, those bolts look rusty, did you treat them to a de-rusting? I'll put both of those spots on my list.

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Well, since the battery is in the picture, I guess it's NEXT TO THE BATTERY!

It is an old bolt and the cad plating is long gone , the entire bolt (along with the terminal) was cleaned up with DeOxiT before winter. The bolt head has since acquired a film of surface rust. Since everything still works normally, I think the DeOxiT is still protecting the threads.

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I couldn't tell it was a battery there on the left.

I've been using a copper-based anti-sieze on things like those bolts. Not just because I worked on the formula, and in the lab it showed some interesting electrical properties. Copper anti-sieze worked miracles on exhaust manifiold bolts, even after a few years.

Why not just clear-coat the boltheads? Also, it sound like you give DeOxIt thumbs up?

thx

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Why not just clear-coat the boltheads? Also, it sound like you give DeOxIt thumbs up?

thx

I'm too lazy.

"DeOxiT 100" cleaned up my Wiper Motor connector electrical terminals quickly and easily to bright and shiney metal. When I first looked at them, they appeared so filthy and corroded that I feared they would fall apart in my hands. I am pleased with how it works. It won't add metal back, but it removes the corrosion very well, and seems to protect the connectors from corroding again.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I bought directly from Caig (the manufacturer).

They do sell on eBay, but currently they are only selling "DeOxiT D5" (which is the 5% solution on eBay.

The 100% solution is much better for cleaning contacts and connectors. The D5 is best for periodic maintainance of clean, un-oxidized connections

Check out the Caig website. There are PDF documents that you can download that describe all of the products and thier uses.

Caig Website (makers of DeOxiT products

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According to the website, Radio Shack is supposed to carry DeOxit. Everybody go there and get TWO cans to the DeoXit- 100 spray

Even if you have to order some. They should get smart and stock it already with all those useless "tuner cleaners." WExcept the DeOxit isn't useless.

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  • 1 month later...
DeOxiT100" cleaned up my Wiper Motor connector electrical terminals quickly and easily to bright and shiney metal.

How about that DeOxit 100??? I got a 2 oz. can from "Parts Express.com and I got it the next day! Then I used it on the AFM connector. How about that bubbling action??? It shined up the blades right quick. The D5 spray didn't bubble, or clean any, afaik.

At $12 a 2oz. can, it's expensive, but it really did a job on the corrosion. I can't wait for the weather to get warmer so I can do the wipers, headlights, and the engine connectors.

I think I just need to get a bigger can of the DeOXit 100, and some CorrosionX.

thx

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