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Power Feed Wire Color

Quick Question: On original battery cables, what color is the power feed wire that goes from the positive battery terminal to the junction block? Red or Black?

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Re: Power Feed Wire Color

Red.
Will have to have look to make sure later...looonng time since been down behind the battery lol.

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Re: Power Feed Wire Color

My repro is brown - don't know if that's correct though.

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Red, 14 AWG.

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My repro is brown - don't know if that's correct though.
I thought I was imagining things, but I thought that wire on a 68 Firebird project I did last year was also brown. I looked at some pictures of it after I was done and sure it's brown. I figured it was a Firebird thing.

It was a repo bat cable. I'll have to go look at it again.

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Re: Power Feed Wire Color

I think many fusable link wires were brown. At the shop I worked at in the 80's we had a roll of fusible link wire (brown). I'm not gonna guess what it was when new.

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I think many fusable link wires were brown. At the shop I worked at in the 80's we had a roll of fusible link wire (brown). I'm not gonna guess what it was when new.

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That was my thought too, because I can see some printing on the wire when I enlarge one of the pictures. There's not "supposed" to be a fuseable link there so I figured there wasn't. Probably a good idea since the feed wire from the junction block to the horn relay could get damaged even though it's behind the radiator support.

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Re: Power Feed Wire Color

There should be a fusable link in the red wire about 7 to 10" from the terminal from memory.....And one can make a fusable link out of a short length of the correct size of wire.....because that is basically all they are.
A fuse simply blows..put a fuse in there and the slightest short and basically everything goes dead....A fusable link, a bit of wire that will handle normal currents but not blow at every short or high current draw (partial short, bad connections)...allows the fuse in the fuse box blow isolating parts of the car...But if a huge long short where a fuse in the fuse box doesnt blow, it will heat up faster than the wire it is in and melt.

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