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  1. #11
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    I was just about to say what incey said above, a friend of ours had the same problem for months, looking at fuel evaporation, carb insulation plates etc, it was only when he changed his battery main cable for a thicker core that he finally cured his hot start problem!
    P.S. his battery was located in the boot, so had a long run to the starter....Hope this helps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by incey1966 View Post
    It can also be the battery cable itself. Cable gets hot, resistance increases, cars struggles to turn over.
    Being a spark I've seen it many times. Too small a CSA on the battery cable also doesn't help for the same reasons.
    Heat shielding around the starter, solenoid and cable should sort it.
    Sorry whats a CSA?

    Martin

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    What size core or thickness would you recommend for the battery cable?

    Martin

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    CSA is cross sectional area. If your battery is in the boot I would use a minimum is 35mm sq. I fitted 50 to mine. 50 is good for 345A which may seem OTT but when you de rate it for length, ambient temp etc then I recon 50 is about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incey1966 View Post
    CSA is cross sectional area. If your battery is in the boot I would use a minimum is 35mm sq. I fitted 50 to mine. 50 is good for 345A which may seem OTT but when you de rate it for length, ambient temp etc then I recon 50 is about right.
    My battery is in the front nearside wheel arch with the cables coming from the wheel arch into the engine compartment, and the main cable crossing behind the engine block down to the starter on the offside of the engine.

    Martin

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    My ford mustang with remote solenoid never has this issue, only fuel evap from carb largely cured with electric pump, so my cobra with sbf and remote solenoid should be ok

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    Yup ive gone for a very thick front to rear cable, remote solenoid (ford sbf?) and a small heat carb spacer thingy, but fit a thicker one if you have the height

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    Exactly the cable i went for (Beale or 12 volt planet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobragreyhead View Post
    Yup ive gone for a very thick front to rear cable, remote solenoid (ford sbf?) and a small heat carb spacer thingy, but fit a thicker one if you have the height
    Hi

    Don't suppose you have a diagram of how you wired your remote solenoid ?

    Martin

    GD427 Mk4. Chassis No J0258

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    I've got the same problem with mine. I'm running a 383 chevy. Starts fine when cold but once it up to temperature and then the ignition is turned off it wont start again. All I get when I press the start button is a click from the starter. Put a bigger battery in an 800cca one and bigger cables. I had 50mm2 when up to 70mm2. Still had the same problem. Starter has been out and taken to a garage that work on starter motors. They say it's fine. Look like I'll try the heat shield wrap and see if that helps.

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