Battery Ground - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2000 Our previous General Forum
Replies ONLY - no new topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 00, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Ga. USA
Posts: 236

I purchased new spring-ring battery cables from Ground-up and the Neg (ground) cable for the battery to the alternator bracket is too short? It will not reach from the top of the bracket to the top Neg post of the battery. I was thinking of grounding the the block but that will not reach either. The cable seems pretty short to me. Anyone have these cables or suggestions......
Bob Jenkins is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 00, 06:34 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 564

Can you turn your battery around so that the neg post is towards the inside of the car, closer to the block?
Otherwise buy a new longer cable.
Rob.Canada is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 00, 09:38 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Abilene TX, USA
Posts: 394

I have a 67 and mine is grounded to the block. I made the mistake a while ago of getting a new battery and the cables would not fit. It turns out there are two different batteries, with the post on different sides. Make sure you have the battery which, when installed, has the neg post closest to the engine and on the inside of the car.
RickB1B is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 00, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Ga. USA
Posts: 236

RickB1B, you nailed it......the battery has
the neg terminal on the outside/away from the
engine.....I did not think of that, I just assumed there was a "standard" configuration for the POS and NEG on batteries. Looks like
I will buy a new battery......thanks
Bob Jenkins is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome