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    Does this look ok?

    My daughter moving her bike knocked something over and it hit my AC Condenser.

    A few of the vains are damage, I don't see any broken lines.




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    As long as the tubes are undamaged, you'll be fine. My father dropped a jack handle into one of my new Buick radiators years ago, so I know the feeling.

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    thx

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    Agree, not likely to have caused serious damage. They actually make a fin rake for radiators to straighten them out you can use a thin flat blade screwdriver or pocket knife and working carefully get most of that damage straightened out. My OCD would not let me just ignore it.

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    ^^ Glad I am not the only one -- I have spent lots of time doing just that on our cars' radiators and AC condensors.

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    Real race cars don't need A/C.
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    That will be fine. The tubes to the left and right of the damage is where the freon flows. You would known right away if the tube was busted, cause the freon would have shot out in a big white puff of smoke for several minutes as the freon escaped. The system is under a few pounds of pressure and it wouldn't take long for it to completely empty out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Real race cars don't need A/C.
    This lol. HVAC delete ftw but I know it gets hot in AL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    This lol. HVAC delete ftw but I know it gets surface of the Sun hot in AL.
    Fixed...

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    ^^^wasn't that Arizona, from back a few years?

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    ok Jeff here's the cable I'm talking about, the one without the wire loom.




    Battery ground to the block?

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    Damn good question. I looked through some of my pics and it appears to go somewhere above the starter -- really can't tell from the angle in the pic I have. I can check my books if you need me to.

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    I traced it back and it is connected to the - battery cable.

    I believe it goes to the block.

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    Goes to the battery negative? Then a block ground.

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    That thick of a wire and the fact that it is black, I would say neg battery post to engine block. I will give my cables a peak to see if I can trace it from the battery to the location on the block. I have never replaced my engine, so it should be in the factory location. I thought it bolted somewhere near the motor mount?

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    Ground to body.

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    Wait I may be wrong.

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    One wire gets grounded to the body, rather short cable. Another that runs with the positive wire going to the starter runs up past the starter to the passenger side head

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    A body ground wire will almost never be a 6 or 4 gauge wire, usually something more like a 10-12 gauge.

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    Isn't the body ground wire more of a 10-12 gauge wire or just 1 of those non insulated grounding straps? Im also thinking that maybe the ground that goes to the back of the pass side cylinder head. I forgot to look last night. I set my phone alarm to remind me tonight.

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    ^^^yes body ground could be one of those straps or the 10-12 gauge wire. The larger ~6 gauge is for the higher current a starter demands.

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