Re: Hot start problem............Help!
sounds like you've had a gutful! I remember having these problems a while back in another car with 351C.
Before you spend large chunks of money, go have the battery tested. Many suspect batteries will hold their charge, but under a dynamic load ie. starting the car, they fall away to nothing. They'll charge it right up and then give it a full load test, you'll get an answer straight away.
If the battery checks out ok, go over these points:-
Have you checked the quality of your earth points, they should be on bare metal, not painted metal.
Are all the connections from cable to fittings solid, without corrosion.
Ideally bigger is better with regard to cable to your starter, 2 gauge or bigger
Also, you should realy have your battery as close to the starter as possible, many of us move the battery down the back to tidy up the engine bay, and then move it back there again after having all of your the problems you've described.
If you are still having problems after all that, then your battery could be the culprit. Go for an Odessy or Ultima, something around 800cca should be sufficient for most cars.