Battery cable

Asked by Mke70 Jan 12, 2015 at 12:29 PM about the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1970 chevelle 396 the negative
battery cable  go to the block or
alternator bracket

1 Answer


Factory was on the block I believe, but the alternator bracket will work also. Another thing to remember, it a ground strap to the body also, usually the radiator core support will work. For the body systems to get grounded, this is necessary, as the engines are basically rubber mounted and usually insulated from metal to metal contact with the body. The reason the main ground should go to the block, it that the starter can draw as much as 200 amps, and needs the big cable.

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