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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 10, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ground location

Getting close to finishing my aaw rewire. Quick question for you all. Where do you ground your cars? So far I have only found two locations on my car. One is from the battery to the block and the other is from the frame to the firewall. This does not seem like enough to me. Where else should I put grounds? Also what should I use to do this? Thanks for all your help. I think I'm finally close to getting the car on the road!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 10, 08:34 PM
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Re: Ground location

That should do it. The entire car is metal, so it is all one big ground.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 10, 08:35 PM
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Re: Ground location

My original 69 Vert has one o each side of the rear engine to the firewall.

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Re: Ground location

Oh, I misread your question. There is a second pigtail ground wire on the battery cable that attaches to the right fender near the battery.
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Re: Ground location

Isn't there a ground strap from the valve cover bolt to the firewall?

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Re: Ground location

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Isn't there a ground strap from the valve cover bolt to the firewall?

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There is on my car. What year are you working on Andrew? The original ground straps are like these for a 69: http://www.rickscamaros.com/product....5&dept_id=3103
If you have gauges there should be a ground for them, a ground for your coil, and some under the dash. A wiring diagram is pretty handy to look at.

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My original 69 Vert has one o each side of the rear engine to the firewall.
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Isn't there a ground strap from the valve cover bolt to the firewall?

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 10, 04:50 AM
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Re: Ground location

There are actually 4 on 69s, 2 straps from valve cover to firewall (-1 if radio delete), one from subframe to firewall under heater box and one from subframe to pass inner fender under batt. The battery cable should also have a pigtail to attaches to the pass fender next to battery. All ground wires that attach to the body must be free of paint, rust, dirt to work properly. An often overlooked task after a nice thick repaint.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 10, 11:49 AM
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The primary ground is from the battery (-) to the block. This is so the starter motor gets a solid return current path (which carries hundreds of amps). The other ground is a short fusable pig-tail lead from the battery (-) to the right fender. This is the ground that carries most other vehicle power returns (lamps, accessories, etc.) All other grounds are noise suppression grounds (straps from frame to engine or firewall).

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My original 69 Vert has one o each side of the rear engine to the firewall.
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Isn't there a ground strap from the valve cover bolt to the firewall?

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The primary ground is from the battery (-) to the block. This is so the starter motor gets a solid return current path (which carries hundreds of amps). The other ground is a short fusable pig-tail lead from the battery (-) to the right fender. This is the ground that carries most other vehicle power returns (lamps, accessories, etc.) All other grounds are noise suppression grounds (straps from frame to engine or firewall).
Sums it up well! As a side note: I drove my '69 for a year or more with just the ground from the batt to the engine and never had a problem. I only hooked up the fender ground because Charley (clill) was giving me a bad time about it...

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