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Old 05-16-2020, 07:05 AM   #1
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Default Ground wire to Universal housing?

current project is attempting to fix Speedometer issue, (replacing Driveshaft bearing/sleeve, seal, thrust washer and snapring) to much slop and eating the speedometer drive gear.


Universal joint cover was a b***h to get loose, in hindsight should have removed the floor boards and gone thru the top, the battery ground was connected at the top of the U-joint housing, is this normal or was it just easier when the car was being restored and no floor boards, any thoughts?


Also anything I should look out for in, when I pull the drive shaft out, (all ready dropped the diff.)
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Old 05-16-2020, 07:30 AM   #2
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my battery ground strap goes from battery to frame center crossmember, then using the same bolt, another strap goes from center crossmember over to a transmission top bolt. Taht way I have direct ground from battery to frame and direct to transmission/engine.
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Old 05-16-2020, 09:52 AM   #3
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Any thoughts :-) remove the floor boards and work from above. I get vertigo when working above my head.
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Old 05-16-2020, 11:40 AM   #4
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The 2-strap system Ken uses is a good idea.
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