I just finished installing my new motor and 4 speed in my 69 and now I've got a problem with the starter. I've got power to the coil and starter, but when I turn the key to the start position I get nothing. I did the screw driver start test the motor started as it should.
The weird thing is that when I turn the key to start, the lights get very dim. My battery has plenty of juice and starts the engine easily. Maybe I have a short? I also converted the car to a 4 speed and the reverse lockout is disconnected. I thought that might be the problem, so I put the staple shifter in the car connected the lockout and that didn't help.