greensmurf20 said:come home from school, and . . . turn the key to see if she'd fire up again.........to my complete surprise, it whirled over once the ground strap was fixed and ran pretty good, considering its 30 degrees in the barn. just might have it right this time!
The importance of GOOD GROUND (EARTH) CONNECTIONS cannot be overemphasized, ESPECIALLY in our old Opels!
Contrary to what you may believe, CURRENT flows from MINUS to PLUS in an electrical circuit!
If ANYTHING, GROUNDS are more important in electrical circuits than the PLUS connections!
Want proof? Currently (for the last 5-7 years) manufactured electrical fuel pumps, fairly high current devices, have a larger wiring stud AND recommend using a heavier gauge hookup wire in their installation instructions for the MINUS (GROUND) side than the PLUS side!!