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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Negative Battery cable

Where is the proper place to connect the neg battery cable from battery to engine. Last owner connect ( red cable wrong color) cable to engine as seen in attached photo..Is this correct? Looks different then other pictures I've seen on 65 289's
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:01 PM
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That's not it at all.. there is a bolt down below the alternator that mine is attached to using the correct length black cable.

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Yep, look for a threaded hole in the block behind the alternator.


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Thanks for the info..I knew it just didn't look right on top of the this forum for all the help you can get......
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Sometimes...if you having strange electrical problems, etc. it may be necessary to also run a cable from the engine to the frame. Most anywhere on the engine to most anywhere on the frame will do. Just pick a good sized bolt (maybe something 5/16" or bigger) and use a battery type cable with loop ends.
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