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Postby topi » 14 Jun 2007, 10:44

Can anyone tell me where to earth the battery on the Chevette/Kadett?

Also, earthing the engine (C20XE)

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Postby Doive » 14 Jun 2007, 10:47

The battery earths on the Chevette onto the inner driver's side wing. There is an engine earth down on the passenger's side inner wing below the distributor.
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Postby Gordo » 14 Jun 2007, 12:44

The XE starter doesn't seem to draw much current but I'd still replace the engine/chassis strap with something more substantial as the original braided strap can cause problems if corroded.
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Postby topi » 14 Jun 2007, 14:22

Cheers guys. Theres currently nothing in place as far as earth straps go, so I'll be getting new stuff anyway.

Anyone know the earth point on the actual XE engine?
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Postby bones » 14 Jun 2007, 20:15

Hello Topi, I have earthed the engine from where the power steering pump braket was to the inner wing using a new earth lead. <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/bones73_2007/HPIM5287-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
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Postby Gordo » 15 Jun 2007, 07:04

topi wrote:Cheers guys. Theres currently nothing in place as far as earth straps go, so I'll be getting new stuff anyway.

Anyone know the earth point on the actual XE engine?


I'll have a look at the Cally tomorrow. However most substantial bolt points should do. I intend using an earth direct from the battery to one of the starter motor bolts - it's on the right side and close to the battery.

Nice installation, Bones, given me some ideas.
BTW, who did the exhaust manifold and how much was it - I've the generic SBD one and have been thinking of using a more optimised one.
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 15 Jun 2007, 13:06

Have you any pictures of your motor gordo?

Sorry to bring the thread OT :oops:
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Postby bones » 15 Jun 2007, 15:19

The exhaust had been fitted to the car when I bought it as a rooling shell, as far as I know the car had an XE engine fitted but it wasn't to my liking and I had to make my own engine mounts and through the peace of 1mm gear box bracket away and make my own.
But anyway back to the exhaust manifold, I don't know who made the exhaust manifold, all I can tell you is it is stainless and so is th system and the guy I bought it off said the manifold and system cost about £700 and it was too loud so I have fitted another box.
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Postby Gordo » 16 Jun 2007, 09:38

14yearoldchevetter wrote:Have you any pictures of your motor gordo?

Sorry to bring the thread OT :oops:


Well, I don't have a camera - 'cept a forty year old instamatic (offers?).
Generally, things are on hold as I've some other things to take care of and the budget is a bit tight at the moment.
At the moment the engine is on a stand, hooked up to a radiator and exhaust so it can be run every six or eight weeks - did it this afternoon - hooked up to an old PC to monitor it. It looks like any other engine on the SBD taper throttle bodies, I'm using the SBD airbox with a K/N filter on it.
The Chevette it's going into is almost standard at the moment (already fitted the quick rack and uprated dampers) as my regular daily driver (Calibra Redtop 8) ) is awaiting a replacement gearbox.
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Postby topi » 16 Jun 2007, 17:08

Cor blimey Bones, thats well plush!

Gordo, I used an SBD manifold on mine, and I had to chop alot away from the chassis leg, and then re-inforce it quite alot.

Looking back on it now, it would of been better to spend out on a custom manifold I think.
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