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grounding question?

I need a different place to locate the grounding strap from the engine to the frame on my 86cj7. It used to be from my driver's side motor mount to the frame, but I am using MORE motor mounts, so I cannot run it like that now. is this strap supposed to run from the frame to the engine, or can I run it from the firewall to the engine, or does it matter?....thanks, Ben
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Re: grounding question?

It is good IMHO to run a strap from the motor to the frame and one from the motor to the body (firewall). Where the motor mount bolts to the motor should still be viable with the MORE mounts to run a strap from there to the frame.
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The frame will be a better ground than the body. Just drill and tap a new hole to fasten the ground to on the frame and get a longer wire if you need to. You can not over ground!

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Re: grounding question?

[img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] Ben.....I am looking at some very emotional moonguys over here. After all they have done to promote the ground-your-Jeep concept, there are still lost souls out there who haven't heard the good news. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Ben, you are driving three very separate, very distinct Jeeps, and the more you tie them together, the better they will work. The three Jeeps are the frame and axles; the engine and drive train; and the tub and front fenders. Run SEPARATE, DEDICATED, GEOUNDS to each one of the three Jeeps from a (-) terminal or a copper block that is tapped for bolting, AND run a ground to the bolt on the back side of the alternator as well. All of a sudden the lights will seem more cheery, the gas guage will work, and the heater blower will seem more frisky. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: grounding question?

OK Ben, you got me too (I agree with Dave). But I'm even more confused... I run the MORE mounts on my 83 CJ (258) and have absolutely no problem.

BTW I'm a ground FREAK, and have one on EACH side of the block going from the block to the frame.

If length is an issue NAPA sells a Belkin braided HD strap of varying lengths. Mine are 12". If you need new ones, buy TWO, it will save you heartache down the road.

If you need pics I would be more than happy to supply.

Also... to coninue preaching:
http://www.atlanta-off-road.org/6/ub...mp;m=586607777
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