original Correct GROUND CABLE starter to frame 72-82 Chevy Corvette C3
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This a new correct starter motor bracket to frame ground cable for all 1972-1982 Chevrolet Corvette models
ALL CORVETTE PRODUCTS ARE 100% CORRECT AND MEET ALL NCRS JUDGING CRITERIA
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|GROUND & BATTERY CABLES (Exact Reproductions)
Exact reproduction ground & battery cables provide the finishing touch for any original or restored GM vehicle. These new battery & ground cables are reproduced from the original GM blueprint NOS specifications. Consequently, they pass all judging standards.
The spring-ring and bolt-type battery cables are die-cast, just as they were originally made, to give the correct appearance and durability.
Why have we invested in the tooling to develop its own line of reproduction battery cables? Because we are concerned about supplying restorers, as well as owner's of daily driver cars, with the best possible product, at the best possible price.
All of our cables are manufactured as originally designed, and meet or exceed manufacturer's specifications.
A. Correct bolt type molded head with spring steel insert.
B. Original part number markings when applicable.
C. All cables are produced in exact cable gauge & color.
D. Molded end in correct color.
E. Correct grommet
THE FACTS ABOUT CABLES
(Not all cables are created equal)
Cables for the reproduction market, have become a controversial issue when it comes to quality. Several vendors are now actively producing products to meet the market demand.
Our cables are produced with an eye toward quality. Therefore, in order to help our customers in the selection of battery cables we've assembled a list of guidelines that we use in cable construction and you can use in cable evaluation. The technology employed in the production of cables may not be readily apparent when you first look at the cables. Original designs and our current reproduction designs must address the following issues:
Wire Gauge - Many production battery cables were produced using 6 gauge wire. During the late 1950's and early 1960's, the demands on the electrical system were not significant enough to warrant larger gauge wire. However, air conditioning, power seats and windows, high compression motors, etc. placed greater demands on the electrical system and the battery itself. Original factory equipment was enhanced by heavy-duty charging systems options. These systems employed 4 gauge and 2 gauge battery cables in production automobiles. In today's world, it is foolish to consider using a 6 gauge cable when a factory heavy-duty 4 gauge cable was available as an original equipment option. Beware of "heavy wall" cable that is nothing more than extra PVC insulation over a 6 or even 8 gauge cable made to look like a 4 gauge cable.
Wire Composition - While the wire gauge is important, the actual copper wire characteristics are also important. The copper wire within the cable is made up of a specific number of individual strands which must be the correct gauge. These strands bundled together determine the current carrying capability of the cable. This is another one of those items that can't be seen on the outside but plays a critical part in the quality of the cable.
Wire Coatings - Most production battery cables were constructed with PVC coating capable of temperature ranges from -40 deg. F to 176 deg. F. This is acceptable for most applications. Unfortunately, there are different grades of PVC coatings that do not provide this range of protection. The difference is not detectable to the untrained eye. Wire coatings are available that provide protection from -60 deg. F to 275 deg. F that are only marginally more expensive to produce. These materials are being used today, and in some cases, were used in the 1970's. All of our battery cables comply with, or exceed, the original factory specifications for wire coverings.
Mold Quality - Simple things like absence of metal flashing, even mold parting lines, lettering, etc. all contribute to the quality of the finished product. The aesthetic appearance of the product does not affect its functionality. However, this is not a reason to compromise appearance for the sake of reducing the initial tooling costs of the product.
There are many more technical issues to be considered in the construction of battery cables which are beyond this basic discussion. The main point to consider is that compromises made in the product design and raw materials do in fact compromise the quality of the final product. Therefore, when you buy a cheap cable, you get a cheap cable.
Let Midway Muscle Car be your supplier of quality battery cables.