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1966 Mustang 289 V8 auto 2b new battery and solenoid-won't crank

New battery, new solenoid, power seems to be shorting out. Sometimes the lights will come on, after I try to start the car the power seems to have shorted out.

The car has sat for a while, I guess I need to check the starter neutral switch. I get the feeling that the wiring is the problem though.

Any help is appreciated.

Have a good one,

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Check the battery terminals. If they have become corroded you could be getting a bad connection. When the starter is engaged it creates such a power load at the connections that it will arc and loose power. Or, you could have a bad ground wire off the battery. Also check the positive cable leading down to the starter. Most of the mustangs had the battery cable leading to the starter between the engine and the exhaust manifold. Eventually they melt through and can cause a short. This would require replacing the cable. Good luck.

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