ground strap?

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by ttocs, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. ttocs

    ttocs Post Whore

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    2,700
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    There is a large hot rod show in town with a huge swap meet. I picked up a ground strap to replace the stock one as I remember it was pretty bad when we pulled the motor but I can't remember where it was tightened down to. Where is the best, least visable place to put it?
     
  2. castine917

    castine917 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Location:
    wyoming, mi
    Are you talking passenger side of engine by motor mount to fender?
     
  3. ttocs

    ttocs Post Whore

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    2,700
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    I thought I that was where I remembered it being but could not find any evidence of it when I looked.
     
  4. cameron57

    cameron57 Active Member

    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2014
    The best place is to the block or cylinder head. The route along k member and into fender.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
     
  5. ranger56528

    ranger56528 Active Member

    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Location:
    West central Mn
    Head to fender passenger side rear.
     
  6. ttocs

    ttocs Post Whore

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    2,700
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    There is that bolt on the back of the heads I could slide it under and down the back that could work. Glad I opted for the long strap. in reality this really should not be too much of a problem with the alt I am using and how I am running all my grounds. The HO bastard alt actually has two lugs on the top for power/ground and I am running both back to a common point by my fusebox where it all grounds to the chassis. From there there is another 0 awg power/ground run to the rear to hit the batteries. So this is really just a more is better type of thought since I know grounding crap can be so picky.
     
  7. cameron57

    cameron57 Active Member

    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2014
    Ya the would work fine. They say the correct way is ground to each side of head then to chassis.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
     
  8. ttocs

    ttocs Post Whore

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    2,700
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    sounds like complete over kill and exactly what I am doing. After some thought though with the gaskets and stuff between the head/motor it would seem better to me to go to the block?
     
  9. cameron57

    cameron57 Active Member

    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2014
  10. ttocs

    ttocs Post Whore

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    2,700
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    does that link open for anyone else?
     
  11. evilcw311

    evilcw311 Most Evil Member! SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    7,459
    Likes Received:
    2,073
    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Worked for me Scott


    This message courtesy of crapatalk!
     
  12. rw95gt

    rw95gt Member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Worked for me. Mine is simple. Battery in trunk. 2 gauge to rear body panel trunk latch bolt, frame rail to engine mount. Frame rail to timing cover. Moved computer ground at fuse box to the timing cover ground on frame rail. Excellent spark. I still might add one to both heads . Haven't decided yet.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
     
  13. rz5.0

    rz5.0 Legend

    Messages:
    5,853
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Location:
    Great state of TEXAS
    The factory one went from the motor mount to the frame rail..
     
  14. ttocs

    ttocs Post Whore

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    2,700
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    ok now it works. is that person someone I want to take advice from or just some random internet person though? I have seen high HP dragsters that have a large strap going around the heads but I thought that was for when the motor explodes just to keep parts from flying? I just can't get my head past the fact that between the gaskets and locktight that the head could be fairly insulated from the motor electronically speaking
     
  15. rz5.0

    rz5.0 Legend

    Messages:
    5,853
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Location:
    Great state of TEXAS
    Your main ground goes to the block it self. So i like to split from the block to the rest of the car. .
     
  16. rw95gt

    rw95gt Member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    The timing cover has a bolt on it for a ground strap. I think it really depends on your power level. I mean if you have a very powerful coil and ignition system I'm sure you would want a very well grounded engine. I'm sure the factory grounds are plenty just be sure they stay tight and don't develop any corrosion. I don't think having to many ground straps will hurt anything.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
     
  17. cameron57

    cameron57 Active Member

    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2014
    That forum in genral has a wealth of knowledge. But yes other threads on that forum about similar things have been very helpfull dig around on there you will see what im saying.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk