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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:53 pm

seniorchristo wrote:Thanks to everyone for the advice. However I'll have to try again in two weeks when I return home from business. The battery ground on my car ('67 Elan SE) runs UP through the trunk by the left rear shock tower and disappears. Maybe it was moved? I think my next step will be to just bypass the solenoid with a jumper cable and see if the starter spins. Later Chris



I think I have seen mention on here of owners putting the earth lead onto a bolt on the tower to keep it away from the wet (and hence more corrosive) region at the bottom of the boot.

So you may need to remove your parcel shelf to see where it has been earthed.
Bill Williams

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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:30 pm

I have to correct my earlier post. The car came originally with positive ground as indicated by the tachometer and I am assuming it now has negative ground because it now has an alternator, I will have to verify by tracing the cables. Thanks, Chris
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