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Old 05-17-2003, 03:46 AM
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Question Grounding a Fiberglass car

Hello all,
I'm at the point of wiring my 34 Ford and have a few questions. First off, is it wise to buy a junction block to hook all grounds for the instruments, etc. to it? What about grounding the block to the chasis? Should I do that as well? Another question is I'm going for a clean look on the firewall, where's a good place to mount the starter solenoid, MSD box, voltage reg., and such? If I mount them to fiberglass, do I have to run an individual ground line from their mounting points to the frame?
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a grounding block or junction block is ok to use but it also must be grounded properly (to the frame). a ground from the engine block to the frame is a must do item. if there is enough room behind the kick panels inside the car & your wires are long enough you can mount the solenoid,msd,etc there.individual ground wires for each unit must be on a ground,the mounting point or area does not need to be grounded. last year Wire Works came out with a neat ground kit for glass cars,it may be what you are looking for. good luck with your ride!

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Hey Dave, what 34 are you building? I am about to make the big jump to a 34 rolling chassis and would appreciate you sharing some thoughs about your project. If you have the time, please contact me via email.

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If you haven't chosen your car yet, let me advise you to stay away from 2 companies....Heritage A&F in Kankakee,Illinois (one of the most dishonest companies I've ever dealt with in 30 some years) and Street Beasts.
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Vince, I'm confused by your statement regarding the 34 rolling chassis. What do you exactly? Are you going to buy a complete rolling chassis from someone who built it and has changed their mind about owning a 34, or is it a complete stock rolling chassis from a restored car that is being street-rodded, or ....??
I would caution you against buying a chassis from Street Beasts if that is what you have in mind. The reason is that the Street Beast chassis is made strictly for the Street Beast body and will not allow the use of any correct, stock 33-34 body either steel or fibreglass. Remember a 33-34 Ford is a 33-34 Ford, but a Street Beast is a Street Beast and never the twain shall meet!
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Thanks for the warnings about Street Beasts, but I have already gotten the goods on them. I am looking at a rolling 34 3W coupe from Gibbon Fiberglass, any input on them. So far I have received pretty good word on them, but am still open.

The "rolling package" from Gibbon is the 34 chopped body with full fenders, frame with 9" Ford rear axle, either dropped front axle, or rack & pinion ala Mustang II, plus numerous additions.

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