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    Thanks Chris of Fresno for starting this thread and posting pics.
    I finally attached the two new black Ground Cables and Brass Fitting from John Hervey onto the side of my manual transmission.
    I made sure to have this installed before hooking up my two amps to run my sub woofer and speakers (someday).

    Please see my six install pictures below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outatym2001 View Post
    Thanks Chris of Fresno for starting this thread and posting pics.
    I finally attached the two new black Ground Cables and Brass Fitting from John Hervey onto the side of my manual transmission.
    I made sure to have this installed before hooking up my two amps to run my sub woofer and speakers (someday).

    Please see my six install pictures below.
    Wow, that's an interesting way to do it. Isn't that post the battery terminal? I just pulled one of the transmission case bolts (nearest to the nose cone) and put the ground cables under it, then used that brass post to screw into the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outatym2001 View Post
    Thanks Chris of Fresno for starting this thread and posting pics.
    I finally attached the two new black Ground Cables and Brass Fitting from John Hervey onto the side of my manual transmission.
    I made sure to have this installed before hooking up my two amps to run my sub woofer and speakers (someday).

    Please see my six install pictures below.
    Thanks for the pics. I have the kit and will be doing this soon.

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by outatym2001 View Post

    Please see my six install pictures below.
    Thank you for such a thorough picture set. Well done!
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    Yes, thanks for these pictures to helps us to connect these ground wires, helps a lot

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    I bought a set of these from Autozone in the lengths I wanted. I went from battery to transmission (same location you have) then from the engine off an exhaust support bolt to the passenger side frame ground next to the engine. I had an extra cable so I grounded the alternator to that frame ground as well.
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    You are all welcome regarding the pictures I posted.
    After having an email conversation with John Hervey it was explained to me the Brass Fitting attaches to the Battery at the Negative threaded socket.
    And the two Negative Cables are supposed to connect to existing bolts on the transmission where they can be torqued properly.
    DeLorean Workshop Manual page A:03:05
    Torque Figures
    Manual Transmission
    Half Casing Bolts
    Diameter 8 mm 22 1/2 lb. ft. - 31 Nm
    Diameter 10 mm 37 lb. ft. - 50 Nm

    Automatic Transmission
    Half Casing Bolts
    Diam 8 mm 22 1/2 lb. ft. - 31Nm
    Diam 10 mm 32 lb. ft. - 44 Nm

    I already have two perfectly good stainless steel bolts and washers attached to my battery and I don't see a reason for the Brass Fitting except for where i attached it onto the side of the manual transmission.
    I think my idea is pretty ingenious. Only time will tell if what I did will last.
    I honestly believe after having driven my DeLorean for approximately 85,000 miles (136,794 kilometers) in eleven years my electrical system charges better and starting the engine is more instantaneous since installing the cables. I'm glad I installed them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    Hey Mike I'm attaching some pictures of the installed cables. The cables attach to the transmission bolt closest to the "end cap." I tried another bolt in the middle of the transmission, but the shorter cable didn't reach back to the frame. The other pictures show how the cables are routed once the air deflector plate is installed. You can see my modification of the plate to allow the shorter cable through. The brass mounting stud goes to the negative terminal of the battery. Hope this helps.
    I am ready to install John Hervey's ground cables.

    I am a little confused with a few things. I know about one cable going to the battery, but the other end of it goes to the transmission mount on my car. You put it on the transmission itself. You connected the other cable to it as well. Where does the other cable go to?? Which other cable do I replace? Is it the one that sits on the chassis right around the coolant bottle and goes right by the ignition coil area??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1batt4u View Post
    I am ready to install John Hervey's ground cables.

    I am a little confused with a few things. I know about one cable going to the battery, but the other end of it goes to the transmission mount on my car. You put it on the transmission itself. You connected the other cable to it as well. Where does the other cable go to?? Which other cable do I replace? Is it the one that sits on the chassis right around the coolant bottle and goes right by the ignition coil area??
    It is alright to run an additional cable to your transmission. I would not recommend not having one to the stock location though as well.

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    Other than the battery cable, is this the other ground cable I replace with John Hervey's new ground cables??

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