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Old Mar 15th, 05, 5:39 PM
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Default 1970 L34 positive battery cable routing

Finishing touchs to my 70 SS, page 629 of the factory assembly manual shows a clip which you will see a arrow pointing at, wonder if anyones 70's SS are also ran in this fashion with a routing clip mounted to frame under battery tray, thanks steel
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Default Re: 1970 L34 positive battery cable routing

When I did my hardtop it had the orig cable and orig starter - never removed. There was no clip as that nor any sign of one. Only the one from the motor mount.

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Default Re: 1970 L34 positive battery cable routing

I am the original owner of a 1970 L34 built at the Kansas City plant in Sept. of 1969.

The assembly manual I have shows a different routing for the cables compared to the one you have in your post. I don't know how to post a picture, so I'll try to explain. The positive on my car from new was routed to two clips at the engine mount. One clip is mounted horizontal, to the 2 top bolts on the engine mount, and holds the cable in kind of a vertical position in front of the engine mount, The second clip is mounted to the lower engine mount bolt as shown on your diagram.

But, the negative on my car is mounted to the engine block as shown on your diagram. My diagram shows it attached to the top of the alternator bracket, which is the way most of the 1970 SS's that I have seen are. Apparently changes were made during the year.

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Old Mar 20th, 05, 5:46 PM
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Default Re: 1970 L34 positive battery cable routing

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I am the original owner of a 1970 L34 built at the Kansas City plant in Sept. of 1969.

But, the negative on my car is mounted to the engine block as shown on your diagram. My diagram shows it attached to the top of the alternator bracket, which is the way most of the 1970 SS's that I have seen are. Apparently changes were made during the year.

Good luck.
negative cable on Big Block cars goes to the head bolt.
on small block cars it goes to the alternator bracket.
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My assembly manual and the way mine was routed was to a clip that was bolted to the front outside frame mount bolt. The cable ran across the front of the crossmember, thru the clip then curved back and up behind the engine mount. It also shows the clip on the frame rail below the battery.
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Old Mar 20th, 05, 10:37 PM
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Thanks gents, just trying to figure out the right way, seen so many variations its unbelievable, thanks again for the input, steel
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Default Re: 1970 L34 positive battery cable routing

My70 BB (402) Chevelle pos cable wiring is as follows: No prod clip on frame under bat tray. Routes to clip on engine mount as identified in the assy man and continues behind the oil dipstick tube and connects to the starter. Neg cable attached with bolt, and star washer to pass head.

I'm confused as to why there are references in the thread to "my assy manual" says such and such. They should all be the same. The assy manual also shows pics of the same thing on seperate pages, so check the series, RPO, or drawing updates.

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Steelworker198
Your 1970 assembly manual should show three pages for that diagram.There were three pages of the Battery Cable routing,& you show the first version.
Page 628 is the final design,and shows that production clip/location was actually deleted before cars were produced for 1970.

Begining in 1970,Batteries were grounded at the Pass.BB head in the early production months,Later BB cars were eventually grounded at the Alternator Bkt.Even though an early built 1970 Chevelle received the NEW BB upper alt. Bkt with the threaded hole to ground these at,(and Alt. adjusting Hole),they stiil were mistakenly grounded at the head by the Ass.Line worker,(Used in 1969) untill they were notified to change this.

Assembly Manuals are iffy..meaning when you buy a reproduced one,chances are the reproducers deleted most of the pages that count.For 1970,it should be 915 pages TOTAL.
DON'T go to the Back when buying one of these to see if there is a page 915.That won't show you if they deleted the pages in between.
You need to look through it entirely to see if they are all there.
Your example here is a perfect one as to why you should do this.
Chances are if you bought it new wrapped in Cellophane,it is a Shortened knockoff.
The reproducers remove the earlier or later pages to save costs & just show you one possiblity of a diagram.

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Mr 70, thanks for the reply, so my car was built the first week of october of 69 that means also that the negative battery cable should go to the head correct??? now my page 628 shows it is for models 13857-13867, now 629 and 630 show it to be for the 13000 models, does yours show this??? thanks steel P.S. 915 pages front to back, shows all items deleted during production or before production
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Old Mar 21st, 05, 8:26 PM
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mr70

Thanks for that information on the manual. My manual pages are numbered, in order, up to 533. I can see the numbers were added to the pages, since the font doesn't match the original, and the page number locations are not in the same position on all the pages. Now I know I am missing a lot of information.
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