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alternator body-to-engine block ground wire


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not sure where to connect this brown wire to the engine block? wire seems too short to reach anywhere that will have a bolt small enough to fit the diameter of the hole in the connector. if anyone has a picture or can describe location it would be very helpful. in the middle of this right now - want to wrap it up tonight.

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Picture in the Blue Book describes the ground wire secured under the lowest bolt on the upper timing cover (closest to the alternator) - this is for carb-equipped engines.

Tii engines (I believe) used the upper alt. pivot bolt to secure the brown ground wire.

Jim Gerock

 

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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thanks, jim. what page in blue book is that shown? i'm wondering also if it's possible to ground the alt. body to one of the B+ posts? i think that's where it may have been prev. mounted although now i see it will reach to the timing cover bolt you mention (it's a little hard to get to as i don't have elf hands but i'm filing down the bolt and washer with emery cloth to get a good clean connection).

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because I could not remember.

No wonder, I do not have that ground wire. Wonder how everything is working on mine?

Does anyone have a picture of this wire and where it is connected?

"90% of your carb problems are in the ignition, Mike."

1972 2000tii Touring #3422489

1972 2002tii with A4 system #2761680

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there's a bolt (long thin) that protrudes 1/2" beyond the casting on the alternator. Both my 75 (now sold) & 76 required a ground wire from the that bolt, to chassis ground of the vehicle. I also was missing this wire on my 76, and was surprised it was working previously. I made my own wire, long enough to run to the ground point near the relays next to the battery/brake lines. You have a few ground wires attached there already, on a metal tab. And mine is working perfectly. I actually ran 2 strands of 18 AWG (I think), just for good measure.

I also wired an alternator to my buddy's 74, same way, and his daily driver is working perfectly. 3 for 3, so I guess it's good.

Scott

1976 2002 Custom Dk Blue w/ Pearl

1975 2002A Sahara (sold Feb 2008)

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i'm wondering also if it's possible to ground the alt. body to one of the B+ posts?

"No, Dave, I can't let you do that..."

as b+ is battery +...

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"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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i'm wondering also if it's possible to ground the alt. body to one of the B+ posts?

"No, Dave, I can't let you do that..."

as b+ is battery +...

t

ah ha...still i'm curious why there are two B+ posts on the alt?

bill, i took some pictures tonight, check them out to get an idea.

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Now I need to get that ground wire on the touring.

Thanks for the pictures Dave. Putting the wire on B+ would let the smoke out. Once out, you can not get it back in. I have seen the machine at the wire factory that puts the smoke in the wires.

Jim - do you know for sure where the ground wire grounds on a tii? I need to make one up and get it on.

"90% of your carb problems are in the ignition, Mike."

1972 2000tii Touring #3422489

1972 2002tii with A4 system #2761680

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Thanks for your addition CD. I was just looking at that picture on my laptop.

Also (related to your pic): Notice the clamp secured to the lower #4 intake tube - what's that for? Is it for a wiring harness or hose??

Jim Gerock

 

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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