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Where is the best location for another ground on a Duke? by Curlrup
Started on: 04-11-2008 10:30 PM
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Last post by: Curlrup on 04-13-2008 08:15 PM
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Report this Post04-11-2008 10:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CurlrupClick Here to visit Curlrup's HomePageSend a Private Message to CurlrupDirect Link to This Post
I'm going to add another ground strap to my 86 Duke. I figured for 7 bucks it can't hurt. After staring in the engine bay for a half an hour I see a lot of bolts and nuts I can use to attach to the block I just have no idea what these random bolts/nuts are for. Plus where is the best place on the frame to attach said ground strap? Thanks in advance folks.

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Report this Post04-12-2008 12:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for kevinClick Here to Email kevinSend a Private Message to kevinDirect Link to This Post
Hey Curly,
How about running one from the shock tower bolt ( the one nearest the battery) and run it to the negative side of the battery.

Anybody else have ideas?

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Report this Post04-12-2008 01:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CurlrupClick Here to visit Curlrup's HomePageSend a Private Message to CurlrupDirect Link to This Post
I thought about that but the current ground strap was so darn corroded that I thought corrosion on my strut tower might be a bad idea. Would electrolitic grease help that?
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Report this Post04-12-2008 05:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CurlrupClick Here to visit Curlrup's HomePageSend a Private Message to CurlrupDirect Link to This Post
Strut tower...good ground connection or bad???
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Report this Post04-13-2008 10:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PhilphineClick Here to Email PhilphineSend a Private Message to PhilphineDirect Link to This Post
truthfully i don't know how much it helps, but i replace that braided steel ground that goes from the block to the trunk lid bolt with a bigger thicker one that auto zone sells. doesn't hurt anyway.
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Report this Post04-13-2008 08:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CurlrupClick Here to visit Curlrup's HomePageSend a Private Message to CurlrupDirect Link to This Post
Yep I added a thicker bigger strap and a strap from the battery to the strut tower. Nice improvement, less of a start up surge and smoother idle. Tomorrow my positive running to the C500 block is getting cleaned/replaced. That should help some more.
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