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1997 Ford E150 4.2L Start troubles

Turn the key I get nothing, it use to engage the firewall mounted relay now it wont do that at all, fuse block possibly?
I have replaced the Starter Relay on the firewall, the solenoid on the starter, put new brushes in the starter, also a new ground form battery to bottom starter mounting bolt.
I can jump the starter on the starter solenoid, but, the solenoid is extremely hot when the battery is connected, burned me darn fingers!
There is power at all ends of the starter electrical system form the batt to relay, batt to starter, relay to starter etc.
Connected a jumper wire from the batt+ to relay small terminal, relay engaged fine.
Connected a jumper wire form the batt+ to starter terminals and the starter did not engage which confuses me as I have installed new brushes etc in the starter and I can jump the starter :/ .. maybe i'm missing something here, hopefully someone can help me out.

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