1970 Impala Starter issues
Ok guys just picked up a one owner Impala and I am trying to tighten up a few things on it to enjoy driving it.
I am having issues with the starting of the vehicle, when I first acquired the car the starter would engage and start the car and immediately afterwards I would hear a "low grunting" sound from the starting after it would start I didn't think too much of it.
Fast forward to today I had the original 2 barrel carb rebuilt and I go to install on the car and try to start it and the starter would just "click", so I tried tapping with a hammer to see if that would work and nothing, so I pulled the starter and had it tested ..bad starter.
So I replace the starter and and go to start the vehicle and WTF it is doing the exact same thing as the old starter?? It has a brand new ignition switch, and it has a strong battery that I know is up to the challenge of powering this car so I a not worried about that.
Any idea where to start on this car to figure out why the solenoid doesn't have enough juice to engage the starter? I have a few ideas and wanted to run them pass oyu all and get some feedback.....
1. The 12v constant wire could possibly be corroded?
2. There is a breakdown in the wiring from the neutral safety switch to the starter (but like I said the NSS is brand new)?
Like I said previous to me having the carb rebuilt the car would turn over BUT with a "low grunting" sound after the car would start which I think was an indication the the starter was about to go anyways....
Any and all help would be welcomed!!