I been reading around this site for a while and now that i have a question i thought i would ask
Im working on a 1977 Bayliner Quartermaster 1950, I dont know what kind of engine exactly its a spittin image of a small block 350. Says volvo penta on it and there is a GM5 Stamped on the intake manifold with a number. 270 out drive.
The problem i am having with is the starter, when i go to start it would crank really slow and the neg on the battery got really hot. So i pulled the starter it was hooked up with 3 wires on one side of the solenoid, one was the battery cable, another i guess went to the ignition and not sure what the 3rd one was, top of the solenoid had the single red/yellow tiny wire from the ignition, and the final post has a metal bracket that runs to the post on the starter itself.
on the starter post was a small black wire that ran to this metal box that said bosch on it, the metal thing has 4 wires total one runs to the engine block, one went with the starter not sure on the other 3.
Starter would move really slow and sometimes whine (like when you go and start your engine but it doesnt start makes that spinning noise) When i hooked it back up to the engine i took that black wire and hooked it to the head of the bolt on the starter bolt thinking it was a ground.
Also when i hooked the battery tester from the positive and the common on the two wires that also hookup with the battery cable on the solenoid i got a 12.76v reading
Had it tested couple places said it spun but wouldnt go back down. The third place put some anti seize on it and tapped it and tested it and it went back down. So i am not sure what problems i am having, i am banking on replacing the starter this week.