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78buckshot
The wall is heavy sheet steel, a step bit in a cordless drill will work or a notch in the bottom front corner with the help of a reciprocating saw.
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crdennis
Sounds like either way would work.  I looked at my local auto parts store and they carry a 72" battery cable.  I'm thinking I may try using that and see if it'll reach using the hole provided by Generac and, as you suggested, attach it to the front mounting bolt.  Thank you, again, for your help!
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78buckshot
I think you will be good with that.
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MacL
Replacement cables can both be 38" long or longer.  No need to cut a new hole, use the same hole, just bend the black cable so that when you insert it through the hole it comes back towards the front under the engine cover.

Cutting a new hole will make things more difficult when you want to remove the battery, having cables going to two different points.

You can find nice 38" cables at O'Reilly's.  
State your problem, not your diagnosis.
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crdennis
Went by my local auto parts store and picked up a 72" cable.  That way, I KNOW it'll be long enough to connect to the battery, go through the hole provided by Generac, and come back all the way to the front to connect to the front mounting bolt.  I don't think we have a O'Reilly's around here.
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nrp3
I'd like to say I think I've only had to replace one of the new strap type clamps so far.  At least a half a dozen or so of the lead type that either cracked or failed either at the other end.  I find that cleaning them well regularly and just using a little dielectric grease on the bolt seems to be enough.  The plastic covers do pretty well in helping keep them clean too.  No question, those two connections are critical.
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