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Offline jgkurz

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Battery Ground Cable Routing - 69
« on: August 24, 2017, 05:57:09 PM »
Hi Folks,

I have a quick question regarding the routing of my battery ground cable. My car is a 1969 Mach1 Q Code 428CJ/C6 built in Dearborn on Feb 5, 69. 

Should run run the ground cable over the top of the battery then down to the engine mount  or  from the ground post then beside the battery down to the engine mount? How was it done by Ford?

Thank you,
John
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Offline rockhouse66

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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 06:18:11 PM »
I vote for beside the battery.  Maybe there are some "period" photos around that would provide a definitive answer.
Jim
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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 06:23:26 PM »
I vote for beside the battery.  Maybe there are some "period" photos around that would provide a definitive answer.

I have looked for old pics but so far haven't found any of that particular area. I am hoping beside the is answer as well.  :)

If it should be beside then which side? fender side or radiator side? These newer restoration pics show the cable beside the fender.



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Online Brian Conway

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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 07:35:50 PM »
http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=271.msg87225#msg87225  I also ran the neg. cable through the lower ' D ' Bracket before grounding to the block.  Brian
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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 08:44:41 PM »
I have looked for old pics but so far haven't found any of that particular area. I am hoping beside the is answer as well.  :)

If it should be beside then which side? fender side or radiator side? These newer restoration pics show the cable beside the fender.




Two different power and ground terminal locations on the batteries?
Jim
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Offline jgkurz

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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 09:00:28 PM »
Thank you Brian. Your post from 2016 was just what I needed.

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 10:25:07 PM »
This should help.  Regular production line car from 1969. Almost forgot I had these until you asked the question

Way I remember them and have run them


Hope they help





 
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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing - 69
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 11:27:25 AM »
While we are talking about the battery ground cable I have another question. I have seen the battery ground cable connected in two spots. Some are to the engine mount stud and some are bolted to the block behind the alternator. Which is correct? My Osborne manual seems to show battery ground connected directly to the block.





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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing - 69
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 12:56:01 PM »
I have seen the battery ground cable connected in two spots. Some are to the engine mount stud and some are bolted to the block behind the alternator.

I would think the engine mount "stud" (?) location would be an attachment made in haste due to a lost ground bolt.
Jim
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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing - 69
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 04:25:35 PM »
I did mine to the block.
Here's some cable routing posts.

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=3154.0

Brian has a shot of his in this post.
https://www.428cobrajet.org/forum/index.php?topic=22787.0



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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing - 69
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 04:58:17 PM »
Goes to the block - the reason the stud is designed for like other Ford engines.

To the motor mount is just someones shade tree fix or easy way
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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing - 69
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 05:39:41 PM »
Thank you. Hoping to get the car running this weekend!

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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 10:41:33 PM »
This should help.  Regular production line car from 1969. Almost forgot I had these until you asked the question

Way I remember them and have run them


Hope they help





    Thank you Jeff.  Those two pictures seem to depict, accurately, the correct battery cable installation.  Brian
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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 10:46:31 PM »
    Thank you Jeff.  Those two pictures seem to depict, accurately, the correct battery cable installation.  Brian

Lets hope so - that's the goal    ;)

Interestingly (a subject for another thread) the difference in the hold downs. Wonder if Dearborn and other plants had a running change during the year. Or maybe I just missed that class   or some other detail has pushed it out of my memory  LOL
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Re: Battery Ground Cable Routing - 69
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 11:52:07 AM »
The photo with the 70 dodb  plastic hold down bracket could be a early70 cj car ?