[DML] Re: Ground Bus Redux
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[DML] Re: Ground Bus Redux

I welcome your explanation how 1981 AMC's could be optioned with all the accessories of a 1981 DeLorean -- and more (cruise control, power seats, auto leveling rear suspension, and automatic hatch release among them) -- yet AMC got away with only *ONE* noise reduction capacitor in the entire car while DeLorean required at least twelve.

I attribute the difference to the obvious: AMC used its metal body as a humongous ground path; DeLorean used a mere seven wires to compensate for its nonconductive body.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> I don't think anyone has a real problem with your idea to complement the original grounding system with another. Where I disagree is when you say the original one was not sufficient. It was and is unless it is compromised by corrosion. The discussion about the capacitors is a "red herring" and has nothing to do directly with the operation of the grounding system. Their only use is to reduce any interference on the electrical system that could cause a problem for the radio. If all of the caps bother you, you can upgrade the radio and then you wouldn't need any. Newer radios have much better internal suppression and signal-to-noise ratios.
> David Teitelbaum


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