Re: starter/solenoid removal
the starter is held to the block by the two big bolts back by the flywheel and (sometimes) a brace at the front that goes up to the block. that's all that holds the starter in place,but the wires going to the solenoid also need to come off- i think they are something like a 7/32" socket or something like that- it's been a while since i've taken off a starter.
and yes, you can just buy a solenoid. should be under $20 at any parts store. take the old one with toe match it up, since they made a couple of different variations over the years. the solenoid comes off the starter by taking out the two bolts where it bolts to the nose cone and the small bolt that hooks up to the copper thing poking out of the starter by the end cap. give the solenoid a twist after removing those 3 bolts, and it pops right off.
you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.
wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?