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Re: starter/solenoid problem
The ford type solenoid is designed to stop the power to the starter unless the key in in the start mode. I would change that out but test the terminals to it to see if the key switch is giving power all the time to it. If not then run a jumper with the two terminal connections disconnected to the starter side of the solenoid and see if the started works. Oh and be sure to check all grounds because a bad ground can cause crazy things to happen.