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Ford 226 Ground strap location cab to Bell housing?

 
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Ford 226 Ground strap location cab to Bell housing?

Hi Guys,

I know this has been covered before but I cannot locate the thread, spent last 45 minutes looking for it.

Where is the original location for the ground strap located at the back of the engine???? Original location for a 49 Ford with 226 H. How long is this strap??

Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:48 AM
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This strap is an original and is exactly 15" end to end.


 
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The attachment point is on the head. My battery posts were reversed making the cable too short.
 
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Thanks for all the pics.

Is there a ground strap that is located at the back of the engine that goes to the cab or frame?
 
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I haven't seen one on any 226 f1 that I have looked at personally and the 6cyl wiring diagram doesn't show one.

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The parts book lists 8rc-303-b engine to ground 8 1/4 long but it's only on the v8's.
 
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Ok Great!

That answers my question. I always thought that the 226 also came stock with a ground strap at the back of the block.

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Hey guys my ground strap is 15 1/2 inches long, but won't reach the back of the block, am I missing something? When removed a few years ago it was attached at the coil bracket which I understand is incorrect...?!?

 
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As I found, the physical locations for the battery posts has been reversed over time. This puts the postive terminal away from the firewall and too long a reach for the stock cable. The alternatives were to find a battery with the legacy post configuration - I'm sure they could be found - or get a longer cable for the positive terminal to head connection. I opted for the longer cable.
 
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Originally Posted by Vegas123 View Post
Hi Guys,

I know this has been covered before but I cannot locate the thread, spent last 45 minutes looking for it.

Where is the original location for the ground strap located at the back of the engine???? Original location for a 49 Ford with 226 H. How long is this strap??

Thanks in advance!
there was a discussion last year here:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...und-strap.html
 
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Originally Posted by FortyNiner View Post
As I found, the physical locations for the battery posts has been reversed over time. This puts the postive terminal away from the firewall and too long a reach for the stock cable. The alternatives were to find a battery with the legacy post configuration - I'm sure they could be found - or get a longer cable for the positive terminal to head connection. I opted for the longer cable.


Originally Posted by ct50f1 View Post
there was a discussion last year here:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...und-strap.html

Thanks guys!!
 
 
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