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55 chevy grounding

What is the proper way to ground a 55 chevy? I have been told several ways. I have the straps , but want to do it right.

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Body needs to be grounded to chassis. Engine needs to be grounded to both chassis and body. You can never have enough grounds IMO.

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This is where I have had different comments--where do you ground the engine to the chassis and body?
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Grounding

Doc here,

The proper way to ground any vehicle, is run the Battery ground at or near the starter, then run a 10 gauge black wire from there to the firewall, and another from the Alternator ground lug, to the main grounding bolt at the block.

In addition to that obtain a 3 foot ground cable with ring terminals on both ends at the local parts house, run that from the main ground to the frame and secure.

For added grounds, obtain some ground straps with ring terminals on them, Install them between he hood and firewall, the fenders and frame, the doors and door posts, the trunk and main body.

Clean grease and burnish paint to bare metal, at all ground areas and use a star washer for each.

This system will operate flawlessly and last for years.

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55 chevy grounding

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