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2wrench
09-15-2008, 10:37 PM
Can anybody help with where these two black wires
connect? The wires are so short, could it be that they
go back through the firewall into the cab?

Two pics displaying my woes, first of which shows the
wires laying across a heater hose......

https://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u222/2wrench/P1010001-44.jpg

and here I hold the wire close to a hole in the firewall,
wondering if the little devils go there, as follows:

https://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u222/2wrench/P1010002-43.jpg

Thanks,

DNK
09-15-2008, 10:45 PM
There is a tab on the shelf where the battery sits . It connects there. I would suggest you clean it up real well first. Never a good choice in my opinion.
Should be underneath the heater hoses.

Note: I don't use that ground anymore I created a better one.

mrv8q
09-15-2008, 10:56 PM
Here's a pic of the tab Don's talking about:

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p52/mrv8q/IMG_0923.jpg

On my '74. it's about 5.5 inches in front of the heater hoses; perhaps yours is missing?

2wrench
09-16-2008, 03:29 AM
Ah-ha! That's it. Thank you each, once again. Much obliged.

DrEntropy
09-16-2008, 05:36 AM
Black is ground, D.

BobbyD
09-16-2008, 07:38 AM
This angle might give help - green arrow is the ground tab location. Clean it up real good. If you tab is missing, you can always replace the spade with an eye connection and screw it to a convenient location.

https://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/ForumImages/GroundTab.jpg

2wrench
09-16-2008, 01:00 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you all.

Got the little bugger cleaned shiny (Dremel wire wheel) and attached.

Brosky
09-16-2008, 04:00 PM
Pick up a double male connector at Radio Shack and you can have a neat plug for each.

Tinster
09-16-2008, 04:05 PM
Note: I don't use that ground anymore I created a better one.

<span style="color: #990000">Don !!

Throw a photo of one of your grounding blocks.
I used your concept in my car and they work great.

d </span>

DNK
09-16-2008, 06:17 PM
This one is where the relays use to sit.
https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/DSCF2099.jpg
This is the one in the boot
https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/DSCF1975.jpg

Don't have a photo of the one behind the front valance

BobbyD
09-16-2008, 06:33 PM
Don,
I wish I knew about those when I did my harness. They are much nicer then the Lowes' grounding block that I used. I especially like the cover that makes it all look very neat.
https://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/Wire%20Harness%20Installation/Images/Ground%20Connection.jpg

DNK
09-16-2008, 08:09 PM
Gonna do the same to my 7/8 when I redo the tail lights with dual filament bulbs.

Tinster
09-16-2008, 08:52 PM
Gonna do the same to my 7/8 when I redo the tail lights with dual filament bulbs.

<span style="color: #990000">I FINALLY got every bulb in the car functional
by installing a seperate ground wire to each bulb and
connected to a grounding block. All my grounding blocks are
then wired to the engine block.

d </span>

2wrench
09-16-2008, 09:27 PM
Dale: I like the way you go all the way.

Brosky
09-16-2008, 09:31 PM
I'm tired just from reading his posts about all of this work....