a while back I had a thread on my 80's f-250 that wouldn't start. Everyone told me to check the batteery, the solenoid, and the starter. Well it was -20 (celsius) for the few weeks I was working on it. now is it +8 or so (celsius) so I charged the battery yesterday, and over night. Then after school i went out and tried it...first time nothing... I tightened the connectors onto the battery post and WALAW! it started in 5 seconds or so. what I think is the starter was frozen...and it was trying to start but it couldn't so it went "nuuuuuuuu"...so with the warmer weather is unfrozed (is that a word) and started right up. So probably I will end up getting a new battery for that, and the Jimmy in the spring... I just want to thank EVERYONE who helped and suggested things. I will hopefully get new connecters on the cables, and clean everything up for a better connection. Also, its been sitting for around 3+ months, so when I was driving it...darker than the normal white exhaust smoke came out...would that be because the gas is stale? THANK!!