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negative battery cable

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pornorob, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. pornorob

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    where am I supposed to attatch my negative battery cable in my 72 CST, I just finished the rebuild on m engine and Ijust can't remember where the heck I took it off from ....Thanx
     
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    It goes to the engine block. It doesn't really matter where...I think mine goes on with the AC compressor bracket.
     
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    Which side is your alt. on?
     
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    Mine, and every other one I have seen in the '70 - '72 era goes to the tapped hole in the front of the passenger side head that is closest to the battery. The alternators on these trucks are on the opposite side of the engine from the battery.
     
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    Mine is in the same tapped hole in the front of the passenger side head. I believe that my motor is out of a '73 or '74.
     
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    As long as you have a heavy guage ground from the battery to the engine block, you will be alright. Make sure the connections are clean and bare metal. You can paint over them afterwards for clean appearance and corrosion prevention. Also make sure you ground the frame and body to the engine block or straight to the battery.
     

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