Correct battery cables for GT-E?

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Flasheart
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Correct battery cables for GT-E?

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Guys,

I see two types of repro Autolite battery cables available- a standard concours set and a heavy duty set. What type is correct, factory type, for the GT-E?

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Well'. I may have answered my own question here! The cable from the starter relay to starter motor was the original cable and it was a 'skinny' cable, not the heavy duty types. Badly deteriorated from exhaust heat and amps. Identical to the 'concours' Scott Drake replacement. Battery terminal cables had been replaced. I figure that the car came out of the factory with the skinny version cables.
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Just thought I’d revive this since I’ve been looking at them. I have two of the three original cables, but unfortunately the positive isn’t nice enough to reuse. The Scott Drake set appears to me to be spot on.
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1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black
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I recommend not buying any SD products if that is possible. Kevin Marti makes a great product here in the USA.
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1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Royce wrote: 07 Oct 2021, 18:10 I recommend not buying any SD products if that is possible. Kevin Marti makes a great product here in the USA.
Didn’t find these on his website. I’d much rather buy from Marti.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue - SOLD
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black
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