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Re: Now THIS should work

To: Hal Faulkner <hal@katemuir.com>
Subject: Re: Now THIS should work
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 20:28:48 -0500
Cc: Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
References: <HJECLIGCCJIHGFIGICMFAEMLCAAA.hal@katemuir.com>
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Hal Faulkner wrote:

> Forgive  me for asking, Frank, but are the batery cables NEW?

I replaced the cables maybe last winter or the winter before when it 
dipped below 40.
This year it was the solenoid. I thought maybe bad contacts heating up 
after a few seconds of cranking. No so, the new solenoid (NOS Lucas 
orange box) seemed to make a difference but it must have warmed up to 42 
by the time I finished the solenoid install back in Nov.
It will spin freely and crank fine any day in the Spring, Summer, and 
early Fall. it's the magical 40* that it doesn't like.
It will fire right up with a jump every time. But by the time I get a 
Sprite or truck out to it to jump it, why bother? the other vehicle is 
already running. Every Sprite starts in any temp. I know these cars 
inside and out and the A40 is a Sprite Saloon, same everything except a 
non removable hardtop and a funky boot lid.

Frank Clarici
Toms River, NJ

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