- Jan 7, 2019
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I am having intermittent issues getting electrical power to the starter on my ‘72. I drove it this morning without issue but when I went back in to start it this afternoon, nothing worked, starter or headlights. Battery (new) is holding a charge of 12.79 v, there’s no clicking noise and the ammeter doesn’t jump when I turn the key. This happened only once before, but the ammeter showed a strong draw at the time, and the situation corrected itself. I am aware of no starter interrupt switch unless clutch is depressed or tranny is in neutral. Reading from the Unfused circuit on the Fuse Block to metal is -125 mV. Reading this over, it sounds like a faulty ground or a short circuit between battery post and ignition switch but that doesn’t explain the headlights out. As a side note, there is a trace of thin oil appearing under the ignition switch (also new, see attached). My question is, what should I check and in what order? Thanks, folks!