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Offline russ austin

New battery cable clip
« on: December 24, 2017, 09:58:59 AM »
Had these made up to be as close to the original part as possible. The battery cable clip goes on the radiator core support for the positive battery cable.

 Comes with a new pin. Fits the 61-64 Cadillac.
 email me at russ85747@hotmail.com

20.00 each plus shipping.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 04:50:18 PM by russ austin »
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Offline kkarrer

Re: New battery cable clip
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 10:38:01 PM »
Russ,
      Shall I go ahead and order one from your website or from here on the forum.  Any ideas for the pin?  If not, do you have the o.d. of the shaft?
Thanks,
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Offline Perk2

Re: New battery cable clip
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 12:28:18 PM »
Hi Russ,
So the part you made presses down into the hole of the metal support, then a "pin" pushes in and expands the fingers on the underside keeping it from coming back out?

I see Carl's suggestion for a pin, what was used originally as the pin?
Does anyone have a picture of this set up original to see what the pin looks like?
Thanks, sending money soon for a new clip.
Thanks!
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Offline russ austin

Re: New battery cable clip
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 12:58:27 PM »
Ken, if you could email me at russ85747@hotmail.com   My web site is not set up to directly order from there. Inventory is always changing and I have way too much stuff to inventory.

The pin diameter is .155  I have been looking for something, but the welding rod is a new idea. I'll look right into that.  If you find a pin that is slightly larger in diameter, you can oversize the hole to fit.

Perk, you are correct on the operation of the clips locking feature. The clip is pushed into the hole, causing the tabs to close. The pin pushes the tabs out again, locking the clip into place.
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Offline russ austin

Re: New battery cable clip
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 01:14:39 PM »
I just placed an order for 5/32 welding rods. Lets hope it is a good fit.  Thank you Carl for the information.
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Re: New battery cable clip
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 06:54:33 AM »
Is the pin going to be made in the future? It seems the clip was way more complicated to reproduce than the pin so the pin should be a piece of cake.

Also how long is the pin?
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Offline russ austin

Re: New battery cable clip
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 11:50:56 AM »
The pin is 3/8 inch long and the welding rod is made of the same material that a hard hat is made of.  Pending a test, the welding rod seems to be a perfect fit and I see no reason to have a rod reproduced. It would add a considerable cost to the clip, and using the welding rod will not add to the price tag.
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Offline russ austin

Re: New battery cable clip
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 04:52:01 PM »
The new pin is a perfect fit. These are ready as a complete ready to install assembly.
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Offline kkarrer

Re: New battery cable clip
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 11:46:04 PM »
Russ,
     Got the hold down clip.  I may try the plastic welding rod, but I noticed that home depot and lowes have white plastic/nylon screws.  If I find the right size (I'll start with a #8), I'll just grind down the head until it's flat and smooth and that should work.  I'll let you know how it goes and what works.
Thanks,
Ken Karrer
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