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Recently bought '64 with recent 305 motor. get 5-6 good starts then a clunk from solenoid area when turn key. Brand new battery. Sometimes after it sits a day or so it does turn over ---solenoid problem? wiring problem? Battery cables seem good. I replaced ground cable yesterday - but car is "dead" sitting in garage jsut getting older.
 

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X2 probably starter.

Is it a click or a clunk?

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Thanks everyone. I suspect it is probably solenoid/starter --- suspected wiring but since there is a distinct clunk when you turn the key - juice is getting to the starter. have not been under the car but from feel only from top the wires on starter feel tight. As I said it cranks 5-6 times like normal with easy starts - then clunk.
 

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It sure sounds like the solenoid is on it's deathbed. I just went through this. Change it out before you end up hitch hiking!
 
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