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Jump starting '66 Mustang

I have a 66 mustang with a 302 ford engine. Tried starting the car this morning and just heard clicks. I'm fairly certain it's a battery issue. My question is can I do a standard jump start on my car with cables? Is there anything I need to do differently due to the year of the car/engine? Thanks

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Should be basic jump start.
No electronic stuff to worry about.
Just keep the polarity straight.


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Battery cables plus to plus - negative to negative. Start the car that is providing the jump, let the dead battery charge a little bit, and the try to start the car.
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Is there an advantage/disadvantage to connecting the negative from terminal to metal bracket vs. from terminal to terminal?
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If connected last, it prevents a spark at the battery that could ignite the hydrogen gas that batteries produce and cause an explosion. Other than that, no.
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is there an advantage/disadvantage to connecting the negative from terminal to metal bracket vs. From terminal to terminal?
disadvantage.
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It is always recommended to connect the negative last and to do it to a spot on the frame away from the battery. Also, disconnect the negative cable first. Either making or breaking a connection can create a spark and if its near the battery you can get a hydrogen explosion from the gas generated when charging a battery. If you have never seen such an explosion you don't want to see one. By connecting and disconnecting the negative remotely you put any created sparks well away from the battery which will reduce the chances of an explosion. Unless your ground cables are defective I know of no disadvantages other than a minor inconvenience. Cleaning up from an exploded battery is a much bigger inconvenience.
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FYI- agree with all the above and also...the starter solenoid might be starting to go bad....give it a light tap or 2 with a screwdriver or socket extension...…….
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