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Old 06-29-2017, 10:20 AM
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If nothing else it just cleans up the car. Now if you change the battery switch. Move the charge wire from the alternator to the wire out that way it will charge the battery in Either position. The same for that fused wire. eBay has a lot of sellers that will but ends on fore you and sell cable by the foot. You should not have a need for anything bigger then a #2 wire for the positive and ground. The ground wire should go from the terminal to the frame on the out side. You may have to flip on of the batteries to do that. The a ground cable from the engine to the frame.

My guess is going from the rust belt. As the rust built up things got moved. A neater routing of cables and wire not only looks better it works better.
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If nothing else it just cleans up the car. Now if you change the battery switch. Move the charge wire from the alternator to the wire out that way it will charge the battery in Either position. The same for that fused wire. eBay has a lot of sellers that will but ends on fore you and sell cable by the foot. You should not have a need for anything bigger then a #2 wire for the positive and ground. The ground wire should go from the terminal to the frame on the out side. You may have to flip on of the batteries to do that. The a ground cable from the engine to the frame.

My guess is going from the rust belt. As the rust built up things got moved. A neater routing of cables and wire not only looks better it works better.
Great information that comes in handy. Thanks for everyone's in-put
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Well guys got the new switch installed and same old thing. Got a little mad and grabbed the battery cables coming to the switch and pulled on them and wouldn't you know it, it cranked. Get this, ALWAYS double check all your cable connections before ramping up for a project. As I discovered the battery cable to the starter was very VERY loose on the starter. Tightened the cable up and now it cranks like a new one. It cranks on Battery #1, or Battery #2, or on both batteries with no slow cranking whatsoever. I don't have a mechanic on this side of the state therefore have to figure this stuff on my own with the help of the PCS crew.
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If you do it methodigall with out anger one can normally have a easer out come. But what ever works. Hint is when you start having troubles go to the last thing you fix and fix it again.

But congratulations you can now add mechanic to you list
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Mechanic I know swears he's never made a buck finding a problem the first time. He's paid for a couple nice boats on the same problem coming up again from other cars though.

Education costs.
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Seems problem is truly solved. After sitting a week went out this morning and on battery #1 cranked right up.... YIPPEE
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