What does this say? Morris Park? Transmission mount hoodie?Shoxr wrote: ↑Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:11 pm Let me be a little bit more specific when the engine is running the alternator is charging we need a good ground from the engine to the body or else we run into problem that's why a good ground from engine to body helps to support the electronics that you're running a bigger coil Morris Park radio all of these things play into it so you have to have a good wire from the engine to body I usually run a wire from the tail of the transmission mount hoodie transmission mount on the body the stud that have the nut that's usually a good spot try it and see what happens
I used a Scotch Brite pad and cleaned every removable wire connection for ground or hot leads under the hood to improve overall results and had the benefit of the under hood light starting to work again after refusing to work previously. The other connections all benefited from the lower resistance clean connections as well, I am sure. The washer motor also worked better. Free time plus Scotch Brite pad = good electrical health for the stuff under the hood.
When I redid my battery cables, I ran 2ga from battery to starter, 2ga from battery to block, 6ga from battery to alternator, and 6ga from battery to firewall. I have within .2v of alternator voltage everywhere in the car. I left the aforementioned straps from body to intake manifold, though I'm not 100% sure that's necessary with the dry lower. IDK, so I left it.
More grounds is not better. The right number (typically two) of good grounds is the key. Cables can fail at the ends, but they can also fail in the middle. I replaced my alternator cable because corrosion from the end had traveled quite far up the cable... Probably people kept cleaning the terminal, overlooking the fact that between cleanings corrosion had crept up the cable. I kept cutting it back, the wire was still garbage. Eventually, I replaced the whole thing. My personal approach, on any car, is replace the battery cables from top to bottom every 10-20 years.