<VV> 1965 Monza Battery Lead Install?

Jim Becker mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 01:13:05 EST 2018

Your electrician is right.  The negative battery terminal should be 
connected to ground.  The positive battery terminal has a heavy cable plus a 
light cable.  The heavy one goes to the starter solenoid.  The light one 
should connect to the little red junction block.  The block should be 
attached physically to the frame rail near the battery.  It should not be 
electrically connected to the frame as it is a "hot" connection.  If that is 
where you are connecting the light cable, you have a short to ground either 
at the junction block or somewhere else in the hot wires running through the 

Jim Becker

-----Original Message----- 
From: Arlette Pat & Carl Kelsen via VirtualVairs
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2018 11:24 PM
To: Virtualvairs Virtualvairs
Subject:  1965 Monza Battery Lead Install?

G’day everyone,
Today I connected a battery to our ‘65 Monza to start checking all the 
various electrical systems. As soon I connect the positive lead, which has a 
light gauge lead to ground / earth this lead over heated stated smoking and 
melting. Of I immediately disconnected it. No apparent damage apart from the 
ground wire itself.

Every book I have shows a ground / earth wire connected to the positive lead 
and the Negative has one also, but my Motor Electrician tells me this can 
not be right.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Regards from Australia
Carl Kelsen

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