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    I was poking around my engine bay today, and I saw this grounding strap laying across the passenger side valve cover. It looks like it's attached to the back of the EGR or thereabouts. Anyone know where it should be hooked to? Thanks!






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    Tator,

    The grounding strap gets connected to the distributor's shroud. The stud on the shroud makes contact with the aluminum foil covering the inner side of the shroud, and thus it helps shield the radio from the magnetic signals from the distributor.

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    You da man, Gerry! I'll have a look around tomorrow. I don't use the radio anyways. My luck will be the bolt missing, and have to hunt down a replacement. Thanks again!


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    The dist shroud end should have a wing nut.
    Not sure about 81 but on 78/79s the other end of the strap goes to the upper, rear valve cover bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkapp7879 View Post
    The dist shroud end should have a wing nut.
    Not sure about 81 but on 78/79s the other end of the strap goes to the upper, rear valve cover bolt.
    This is correct, but a PITA to do...

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    Hmmm, so I guess mine has been moved? Maybe that's why it's just hanging around... couldn't reach? I may beg one of you for a picture of it if I can't locate where it attaches tomorrow. I'm looking for a wing-nut, so I guess I should just see a threaded bolt sticking up somewheres....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 22229stingray81 View Post
    I may beg one of you for a picture
    No need to beg

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    Whoa! Far out. Thanks! I can actually see the bolt in my first pic now. Now to find a nut to fit it.

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    Same as the air cleaner. 1/4X20.

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    Many, many, MANY thanks!



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    I learn something every day overhere.
    Didn't know the ground strap went to the rear valvecover bolt.
    Thanks!

    Greetings Peter

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