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Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Command52 » Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:37 am

I contacted Brillman,s Today about the original style battery cable. {POSITIVE TO GROUND CABLE} They will make it for me but i need to get as much information as possible for them Cable size, Cable, length, overall length was shrink wrapped. color ect. Picture would also be great. This is a 1957 cub Thank You Billy

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby BillBolt » Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:06 pm

I got mine from TM. Great people and they really know cubs.

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:09 pm

TM doesn’t list the cable type ground on their website any more. You might give Ron at TM a call. They may still have a few in stock.
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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Glen » Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:25 pm

Hi,
I have a 6 volt ground cable that I bought at IH, back when it was IH, it is number 2 cable, like the cable going from the battery to the starter.
It has black insulation, like the battery to starter cable Case IH was selling in the past, I haven't bought one lately.
It has no shrink wrap.

There is info about it at your other post. Jim B. wrote the length in the 4th post down the 1st page.

I made a post with info, there is a pic of it in the 1965 Cub and LoBoy operator's manual, I posted it in the post. It looks the same as the pic in the post.

Below is your other post.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=112159

If you have a 6 volt battery in the battery box, you can measure where the cable would be, and see the overall length.
The 6 volt battery faces with the positive post ahead in the box.

The companies making original looking battery cables put on a cloth cover, I guess.
Below is a listing at TM Tractor for the 6 volt battery to starter cable. You can look at the pics of the covering. I don't know if you are using this style or not. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/el/2581fp.htm

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:21 pm

This cable is on my 57. The overall length is 10 inches. The battery connector has been changed from the original. The lug on the opposite end is copper. The cable is not marked, but appears to be #2. No heat shrink on either end. I believe this cable to be original, with the exception of the battery connector. Click to enlarge.

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Command52 » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:25 am

I talked to Ron at TM this morning , He is telling me that he has never seen a cub with the cable style. Always has been the strap, Is ther somewhere i could look this up to confirm length size ect/ Please help Thank You Billy

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:42 am

You can look in the PDF Manuals section at the Parts Catalog that covers the 57 Cub. That will confirm that the original ground was a cable, not a strap.
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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby ricky racer » Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:46 pm

I run the flat strap on my Cub. Whether it's correct or not I don't know, I just like to looks of it... 8) The length of my strap is 10".

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:57 pm

This is how I did one of mine,

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Glen » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:00 pm

Hi,
I posted info from the Cub parts manual at my other post, which you can get to in my post above.

Here are the pages below. The ground cable is number 8 in the pic.
On the 2nd page it calls it a cable in the description.
I bought one of them in the past from IH, before it was Case IH, it is a cable.
I saw a 1955 Cub with the cable there also.
Look closely at the parts pic, you can probably see it better on a computer that has a screen bigger than a phone. :)

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 008-25.jpg

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 008-26.jpg

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 008-27.jpg

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:33 pm

Here is one that I believe to be an original. Because it is old/cold it didn't want to straighten easily. So I took the picture as it was. If it were to be straightened with the left end brought up to the measuring tape, the center of the bolt hole would align with the end of the tape. That is, the center-to-center length is 8-1/2 inches, exactly as the book says.
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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Command52 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:25 pm

Thank You very much, exactly what i needed Thank You Billy

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Re: Positive to Ground Cable

Postby Larry in WNY » Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:03 pm

Barnyard wrote:This is how I did one of mine,

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That's how I did my 1958 Cub also.


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