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Old 04-07-2019, 11:39 PM   #1
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Battery posts and wiring 1936-1942

Hi,

I'm interested to learn how the battery terminals looked like on GM vehicles and trucks in that era. Did they use a braided ground strap from the battery? Flat or round?
What about the positive terminal, was this a cloth covered wire? If so which color was it?
How did the battery terminals look like? The wire was soldered in or crimped?

Was there a color scheme generally adhered to? I what color wire was used for the head lights, which color wire was used for the position lights or turn signals?

I'm working on a special project and I want to get the little details right... 😁

Thanks for any advise. Pictures and sources for materials would be really welcome!
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:42 PM   #2
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Re: Battery posts and wiring 1936-1942

I actually have a battery cable I believe from that era. PM me and ill send you pics
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: Battery posts and wiring 1936-1942

My '42 had the flat braided ground cable, and small gauge positive cable, but being 77 yrs old anything could of changed. Go to the stovebolt forum for accuracy, those boys have lots of original literature
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