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Rickmustang

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Replacing Positive Battery Terminal - Rear Battery
« on: January 12, 2020, 11:42:23 AM »
I plan to replace my rear battery positive terminal as I need to but the black cover on. Anyone have a pic of the correct terminal and source? Thanks.
1965 G.T. 350
1970 Mach 1 - 428CJ 4-speed/AC
1971 Mach 1 - 429CJ auto/AC
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Re: Replacing Positive Battery Terminal - Rear Battery
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 10:02:17 AM »
If the POS terminal is still in good condition, it would be better to remove the entire cable from the vehicle and "thread" a new boot on from the opposite end, then re-install.  You'll need to drill out the pop rivets in order to remove the rubber-coated brackets, then replace the pop-rivets after installation.  One of our "regulars" here on the Forum was kind enough to send me a NOS boot but I don't know of a current source.  The diameter of the cable is much larger and can't be accommodated by commercially available boots on the market today.
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Re: Replacing Positive Battery Terminal - Rear Battery
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 04:09:03 PM »
Good idea. Iím not sure if the terminal is still original. The requested pic of an original would help. Virginia Mustang sells the rubber boot for 65s.
1965 G.T. 350
1970 Mach 1 - 428CJ 4-speed/AC
1971 Mach 1 - 429CJ auto/AC
2005 Ford GT