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rdmaxon
07-15-2008, 09:28 PM
I have reinstalled the engine and all in my 1963 Avanti and have forgotten
exactly where the negative battery cable attaches.[Besides to the
negative battery terminal.]Engine or frame and where? I do have the ground strap[wire] connected on the right side[passenger] engine mount bolt to frame but now I'm stuck,sort of. I have a stock set up so if one of y'all
could help out that would be cool. Don't worry,as soon as this mystery
gets solved,I will have another question. The lesson here is,if you
think you've shot enough pictures to refer back to later,go shoot that
many more. Richard
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fmarshall
07-15-2008, 09:54 PM
Mine is factory. And it is on the water manifold bolt.

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63 Avanti R2, 4-Speed, 3.73 TT
Martinez, CA
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd211/fmarshall_bucket/sigpic.jpg

rdmaxon
07-15-2008, 10:16 PM
Thank you. Nice rides,BTW. I did ground the cable to the frame and it worked but not very well it seems. Spotty cranking and hot cables. I'll replace the cables tommorrow as a PM measure.I'll switch to the proper location and go from there. Richard
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fmarshall
07-17-2008, 02:38 PM
Another issue that can arise by having the ground in a poor location is that electrolysis can wreak havoc on your cooling system.

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63 Avanti R2, 4-Speed, 3.73 TT
Martinez, CA
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd211/fmarshall_bucket/sigpic.jpg

Laemmle
07-18-2008, 06:37 PM
Have had mine under one of the head bols......with no problems.

Warren Webb
07-19-2008, 04:02 PM
I just came back from where I have my crate engine stored & checked it. The ground cable is attatched to the water manifold under the overflow tank on the rearmost bolt. I took a picture of it, but with the flash, it looks pretty light, but you might be aable to make it out (my finger pointing to the mounting). Now I just gotta figure out how to post the picture!!

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

rdmaxon
07-20-2008, 04:52 PM
No worries. I have my cable attached to a water manifold bolt about where you described. As for posting pictures,its a simple as hooking up with PhotoBucket,I use the free version,and going from there.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/rdmaxon/AvantiEngine618.jpg
My underhood before clean up,detailing and painting. No need to use this DGs image button,just copy and paste. Richard
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quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

I just came back from where I have my crate engine stored & checked it. The ground cable is attatched to the water manifold under the overflow tank on the rearmost bolt. I took a picture of it, but with the flash, it looks pretty light, but you might be aable to make it out (my finger pointing to the mounting). Now I just gotta figure out how to post the picture!!

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Warren Webb
07-20-2008, 06:22 PM
Here is the picture of the ground location on my crate engine. It was made in October 1963 & was probably in line for installation to a car before production was halted, so it was sold as a complete engine. It has all fuel lines, carb, distributor & wires, shielding (except distributor shield) water manifold & pump, fan & clutch, all belts, bell housing w/ torque converter, all motor mounts, both ground wires,& power steering pump.

here is the link to the photo of the ground strap attatched under the overflow tank. http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll261/WarrenWebb/Avanti%20crate%20engine/

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

rdmaxon
07-20-2008, 08:41 PM
Thanks for posting up your picture. I attached my ground cable to the other bolt shown in your shot. Its no problem to move it to the proper location and I will directly. In the mean time another problem with the ignition circuit has popped up. Richard
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quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

Here is the picture of the ground location on my crate engine. It was made in October 1963 & was probably in line for installation to a car before production was halted, so it was sold as a complete engine. It has all fuel lines, carb, distributor & wires, shielding (except distributor shield) water manifold & pump, fan & clutch, all belts, bell housing w/ torque converter, all motor mounts, both ground wires,& power steering pump.

here is the link to the photo of the ground strap attatched under the overflow tank. http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll261/WarrenWebb/Avanti%20crate%20engine/

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

fmarshall
07-22-2008, 12:11 PM
My ground cable isn't on the water outlet flange. It is on the manifold bolt, closest to the battery, securing the manifold to the block. My car is a May 63 build, and I'm certain the cable is original.

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63 Avanti R2, 4-Speed, 3.73 TT
Martinez, CA
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd211/fmarshall_bucket/sigpic.jpg