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positive cable on 49'

Postby steves49 » Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:10 pm

I've seen different size cables advertised for my tractor, 49' cub? Which one do I need> Length and gauge? Thanks!

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Re: positive cable on 49'

Postby Glen » Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:47 pm

Hi,
A 1949 Cub is originally 6 volts, positive ground.

If you mean the 6 volt battery cable from the battery to the starter, the one that I bought at Case IH is number 2 cable, it said it printed on the cable insulation.

Below is a listing for a new cable at TM Tractor, you can look at the pics.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/el/2581fp.htm

The 6 volt battery originally goes in the battery box with the negative post to the rear.

The dealer told me in the past that the cable is 84" long. :)

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Re: positive cable on 49'

Postby Barnyard » Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:59 pm

Glen wrote:The dealer told me in the past that the cable is 84" long.

The positive cable is #2awg and is about 10" long.

Here is a pic courtesy of Don McCombs
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Re: positive cable on 49'

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:10 pm

Rather than using the battery box as the ground, extend the cable length so that it termiantes at the transaxle/transmission. Makes a much better ground.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: positive cable on 49'

Postby Glen » Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:25 am

Hi,
Bill, he didn't say if the Cub is 6 or 12 volts, positive or negative ground.
I was hoping he would post again and say.

In a post he made in August, he said it was converted to 12 volts.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=111460&p=885724

He might be using 12 volts, or converting to 6 volts again.
Or 12 volts, with a 12 volt alternator.

I thought he more likely needed info for the longer cable, but I don't know.

Below is a post from recently about the 6 volt, positive ground cable.

My post is down the page some, and has a pic of the cable in a Cub operator's manual. :)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=112159

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Re: positive cable on 49'

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:30 pm

Glen wrote:Bill, he didn't say if the Cub is 6 or 12 volts, positive or negative ground.

But your reply gave the impression it was six volts.
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Re: positive cable on 49'

Postby steves49 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:26 pm

Sorry guys it is a 12volt system, should have been more clear, I believe the 84" #2 is my baby. Thanks again!


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