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350 chevy engine won't start

I put new headers on my 350 engine and got the car started. It sat all winter because I didn't get the headers on before the first cold snap (I don't have a garage), so I waited until now to finish the job. After I got the pipes on, I started the car and let it run for a few minutes, then noticed the alternator belt was loose, so I stopped it and tightened it up. After this, I tried to start it again, and it won't start, also I don't seem to have any electric power at all. The battery is fully charged and all of the other electrical parts and wiring are in good shape......anybody got any suggestions?

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Hello;
Make sure your battery wire is tight. Then make sure the wires at the starter are tight. I have had to go out on calls for "failed" starters and found either the starter loose and/or the wires were not tight. Have fun with your ElCamino. I have a 65 I am restoring.
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My suggestions: Loosen slightly the alternator belt so that a slight slack is present .this will ensure starter is not unnecessarily LOADED and turns the engine fully for it to start .

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