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Earthing Points in the engine bay

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The Excel Service Notes state

"All harness earth leads collect at a stud at the right hand side of the pedal box, which is connected by heavy duty cable to a boss on the engine crankcase adjacent to the right hand engine mounting leg. An earth Braid connects this boss to the chassis via the forward fixing point on the receiver / drier mounting plinth>

As I have neither a boss on the engine crankcase, nor a receiver / drier mounting plinth where should I attach the earthing lead and earthing strap?

There is some suggestion via Google that the starter motor fixing bolt to the engine / bell housing is a good place to start, and any hole drilled in the chassis to suit would suffice.




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I don't ever recall seeing a separate mounting boss either - you could use one of the engine mounting bolts.  There may be a drier bracket that is not obvious - it is a flat plate welded to the chassis just below the top edge and a few inches behind the offside suspension "tower" and engine mounting plate.  There are two captive nuts for a drier if fitted.


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When putting my car back together I had to replace the engine earth strap - there wasnt one!

I used the flat plate on the chassis behind the engine mount (red circle on the picture), and one of the engine mount bolts on the engine itself (yellow circle).


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