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Marko63
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 1:48 am    Post subject: Battery cables Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So I bought a 1940 Allis Chamler B and dont know a lot about it. It
did not have any battery cables and from what I have read the
positive post gets grounded. But where? To what? And the negative
post goes to the starter and through the battery box and body shield
it measures about 42. Am I on the right track? Any help would be
most appreciated...
 
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Aaron SEIA
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 3:07 am    Post subject: Re: Battery cables Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If memory serves, the positive grounds to a bolt going through the vertical steering post. I moved mine to one of the battery box bolts. Had trouble making a good ground through that threaded pipe. 42" seems very long for the one down to the starter.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 4:40 am    Post subject: Re: Battery cables Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I put the ground on the screw that holds the starter on. It sure made a difference.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 6:52 am    Post subject: Re: Battery cables Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have 5 of this series of tractor, and all 5 ground to the bolt in the steering support, none have ever given a problem. I put new cables on each when I bought them and cleaned that post real well and 2 of them have been ground there for 30 years and not had to touch the post connections. May be getting close to time for new cables on those 2 as cable insulation gets brittle, but they will go back to the same place on the post.
Im sure the starter would be a good place to ground also, just takes a lot more cable and was not original. My tractors do stay inside so that probably makes a difference.
Just ground to a clean area with good solid clean cables and you shouldnt have a problem.
 
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