1970 Z-28 Battery Cable P/N's

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  1. Hotrodpaul

    Hotrodpaul Veteran Member

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    The assy manual shows 8901456 and 8901461 for the positive and negative battery cables respectively. Is this correct? What do some of the survivor cars have on them? Thanks,

    Paul
     
  2. M21RSZ28

    M21RSZ28 Veteran Member

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    Hotrodpaul


    The 1970 Camaro Assembly Manual Lists Parts For The Base Model Of The Camaro With Either A 6 Cylinder Or 307 Engine With 3 Speed Transmission Except When In Sections Of The Assembly Manual For RPO L34 L48 L78 And Z28 And RPO M20-M22 Transmissions to mention a few

    The Saginaw 4 Spd Transmission Was The Base Transmisson For Rpo L65 Engine

    Automatic Transmissions Are Considered Optional In The 1970 Camaro Assembly Manual

    Such Is The Case With The "8901456 HL" Postive Cable And The "8901461 HS" Ground Cable Which Are The Standard Cables For Base Camaro With Out Heavy Duty Battery

    The 1970 Z28 Used The RPO R79 H.D. Battery With Optional Heavy Duty Battery Cables

    The Cables Are Stamped With The Gm Part Number And Two Letter ID Code In White Ink Used To Identify The Cables For Use On The Assemly Line

    The Two Letter ID Codes are listed In Box 50 And 51 On Van Nuys Build Sheets For The Base Cables And The Heavy Duty Cables

    H.D. Ground Cable Is Stamped With "8901460 Hr"
    H.D. Positive Cable Is Stamped With "8901457 Hm"

    Heavy Duty Cables Were Also Used On A/C Cars And Some L65 Camaros With 4 Speed Trans

    Hope This Helps

    M21RSZ28
     
  3. Hotrodpaul

    Hotrodpaul Veteran Member

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    OK, those are the ones I have. Thanks,

    Paul
     
  4. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just another note here. Any Camaro could be ordered with RPO-T60 Heavy Duty Battery, and with that RPO, you got the heavy duty battery cables too.
     
  5. Hotrodpaul

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    Are these cables available in reproduction? My original positive cable has the small red wire going to the junction block missing, or broke off at the main terminal. I wonder if it can be fixed? Thanks,

    Paul
     
  6. jacsey 70Z

    jacsey 70Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Paul, Mine are...

    + side 8901457 HM
    - side 8901460 HR

    Still have my original - side on the car, but had to take the orignal + side off because of the small thread bolt.
    Jack
     
  7. M21RSZ28

    M21RSZ28 Veteran Member

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    HOTRODPAUL

    AMERICAN AUTO WIRE / FACTORY FIT SELLS THE REPRODUCTION CABLES - HOWEVER THE ONES THEY SELL HAVE THE STANDARD PART NUMBER AND TWO LETTER ID CODE

    YOU HAVE TWO SPECIAL ORDER YOUR CABLES WITH THE H.D. PART NUMBER AND TWO LETTER ID CODE

    THEIR CABLES ARE NICE BUT AS USUALL ARE NOT EXACTLY LIKE THE ORIGINALS BUT ARE CLOSE

    WWW.FACTORYFIT.COM

    M21RSZ28
     
  8. gin man

    gin man Veteran Member Gold Member

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    You learn something new all of the time here. I ordered my car with a heavy duty battery but never knew the cables were different so when I bought new ones, I just got the standard ones. I'm sure they'll work just fine but assuming the heavier ones are available, I would have gone with those.
     
  9. fmarullo

    fmarullo Veteran Member

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    Why does it show 71 /72 cables for special high performance but not for 70?
    I guess you would order the 71/72 if you need them...
    Thanks Frank
     
  10. fmarullo

    fmarullo Veteran Member

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    Lectriclimited part number 22690 embossed "8901460 HR" negative cable (listed as 307 camaro for some reason) and part number 15025 embossed "8901457 HM".
    No special ordering required to get the correct suffix ( HR and HM)

    www.lectriclimited.com

    Just thought I would pass this along. The bolt heads are not 5/16, they are both 7/16.

    As Charley said...

    My 1100 mile Z has it's orig cables and bolts and both take 7/16 wrench.
     
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