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ground strap question

Post #1 by 1974 maverick boy » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:47 pm

I have a 74 with the 200 6cyl and it didn't have the ground strap on it and don't see where it goes so i can get one on it can anyone help please?

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Re: ground strap question

Post #2 by Gene Fiore » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:27 pm

If you're talking about the ground cable from the negative side of the battery, there's either a spot on the passenger side of the block where you can bolt it to or use one of the mounting bolts for the alternator bracket. :wink:
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Re: ground strap question

Post #3 by 1974 maverick boy » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:57 pm

the ground strap i am taking about is the one going from motor and or tranny to fire wall on alot of rigs . when i got this car there wasn't one on it and i dont see where it is should go.

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Re: ground strap question

Post #4 by Gene Fiore » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:03 pm

I know of no such strap on my Maverick and I've been over every inch of this car...well, just about!
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Re: ground strap question

Post #5 by kukm66 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:06 am

On the Falcons, it hooked to your exhaust bolt and then to the area around the heater motor.
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Re: ground strap question

Post #6 by JackFish » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:17 am

There is a bolt hole in the back of the block for a ground strap that goes up to the firewall on my '78.
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Re: ground strap question

Post #7 by Crosley » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:52 pm

any clean spot from the body shell to the engine is good. Grounds are very important
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Re: ground strap question

Post #8 by wallaka » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:50 am

Mine goes from a starter bolt to the firewall.
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