After 42 years...
I think the original starter in the camaro is finally dead.
originally a 327/210 starter with manual trans, I guess the hot long tube headers, 10.8:1 compression, and high initial advance finally killed it.
Started fine today, parked it, got back in to put it in the garage and noticed a different tone, gauge read 11-12 volts, temp was 190* sitting, it would barely turn over, started, then I turned the car off, tried to start again, nothing. Let it sit for a second, start again. With the lights on and fan on, it wouldn't start, which leads me to believe it could be a wiring problem, but it's doubtful, I really don't want to have to re wire the entire car.
Unless it's a bad ignition switch or wiring problem, it's dead or it's on it's last leg. I hated the way it sounded from the get go, and look forward to a new starter. I guess they don't make 'em like they used to, been through 3 starters in my '97 truck.
Anyways, just thought it was cool a part expected to fail the first few years of a vehicles life (alternators, batteries, starters) lasted that long, that many startups, and been on the same motor with a bunch of different combinations over the years lasted as long as it did.
The only Mustang I'd ever own is a Fender.
'68 333" Camaro
'14 5.0 Mustang