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1984 chevy 350 wiring

Where do the lines go from the battery to?

Does the negative go to ground and the alternator?

Where do the positive wires go?

The way it is now it is not starting the negative wire on the alternator is smoking.

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The positive cable from the battery goes to the starter, the negative cable goes to either the frame or the block

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