Go out and buy a high quality solenoid (Blue Streak by Standard is a good
one) and put it in before you get the servo back. They usually last for
many many years anyway. Like Tom said it is possible to change one out with
the servo in.
One suggestion I would have is to replace the #4 battey cable with #2 cable
it will allow far more current to the starter. I think I bought 15 ft of it
when I did mine (#2 welding cable). Be sure to use the #2 size for
EVERYTHING (batt to solenoid, solenoid to starter, and engine to frame and
of course batt to ground). It makes a big difference.
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Subject: [Tigers] re-locating the starter solenoid
I have my servo off the car--it's being mailed to a rebuilder.
I see that the starter solenoid is mounted *beneath* the servo...
Once the booster goes back on...when/if the solenoid fails the servo will
have to be removed in order to replace the solenoid.
Having to open the brake lines to do an emergency roadside solenoid repair
not the best idea.
So I'm thinking of relocating the solenoid---but to where?
Where is the "best" location?
Perhaps in the firewall to chassis corner on the driver's side similar to