I had the same thing. Proved to be, that the thread on the solenoid had gone
and the wires were not tightly connected anymore.
So check the wiring at the starter.
Van: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Namens
Verzonden: woensdag 20 maart 2013 3:00
Aan: William Killeffer
Onderwerp: Re: [Mgs] 74 MGB starter issue
On Mar 19, 2013, at 6:53 PM, William Killeffer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dad said
> that if I can drop it, the Autozone folks will test it. We know how
> dropping the starter is, but if it makes a difference...
Having pulled a starter last fall, I can tell you with absolute certainty:
the starter is trivial to drop.
Disconnect the battery, then take all the wiring off the solenoid
terminal(s), then remove the two bolts that attach it to the engine using a
ratchet and some long extensions. You should be able to pull it past the
dizzy and up out through the engine bay.