[Healeys] Electric

Michael Salter msalter at precisionsportscar.com
Sun Dec 14 12:05:39 MST 2008

I have found that the best thing to use is welding cable available from
welding supply stores. As Bill notes it is a little bit more flexible than
is ideal but it sure does the job.

Michael Salter
100 (1953) #174
AHX12 (1953)
Bugeye (1961)

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Sent: December 14, 2008 1:21 PM
To: wlldbl at aol.com; keithbailey5 at bigpond.com; healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Electric

I guess what you are asking about is the inrush current when the starter is
activated. I think that would be in the neighborhood of 150 to 200 amps, but
that is instantaneous and quickly falls back to the 50 - 60 amp range for
cranking. Any moderately sized battery cable will be adequate for this use,
but, because of the length, the larger the better. I'm running some 2 AWG
multi-strand copper that was left over from a radiology installation. No
problem with voltage drop, but it's so flexible it takes additional p-clips
hold it in place.Bill Lawrence> From: WLLDBL at aol.com> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008
23:30:39 -0500> To: keithbailey5 at bigpond.com; Healeys at autox.team.net>
Re: [Healeys] Electric> > Keith>  > That particular amperage spec. may be
to come by.   3/4" for  a starter > cable> seems incredibly large.   Any
standard battery-type cable should  be plenty > big.>  > Doug>  >
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