erthing straps

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  1. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

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    I have had this van for a wile have had the engine in and out a few times.
    Apart from the direct earth to the starter motor there is no other earth straps
    is that right or should there be more.
    bill
     
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    I would fit one battery to chassis.

    The chassis earth could be running to the engine earth via control cables...throttle, clutch etc which isnt good
     
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    Depends on the engine, the addition of additional earth straps can cause problems with the ECU as you can get micro currents flowing via them.
     
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    No ecu on Bills van....or possibly an early primitive version.
     
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    I think there might already be one battery to chassis :):)
     
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    One is normal on any vehicle. If there were two, which might seem like a good idea, you would not know anyway if one became faulty.
     
  7. Wildbill

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    I am fitting a big welding cabal one tomorrow :)
    thanks john
     
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    Should be one chassis to engine or gearbox
     
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    I upgraded mine due to Fiat crap
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  10. Wildbill

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    I am making something like that from welding cabal I will be soldering copper pipe on to the wire then flatten drill hole bolt on job done
    bill
     
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    I remember years ago on the early Minis you could always tell if there was an earth strap problem, the choke cable used to get hot, very hot!!
     
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    Yes mine is 35mm welding cable but with proper tinned copper hexagonal hydraulic crimps.
     
  13. Wildbill

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    I once lit a fag off the earth cabal on a mini just before it burnt right thruge and bust in to flames
    bill
     
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    I still enjoy seeing that :):)
     
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    pissing it down today might have to do it during the week
    bill
     
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