Again, not much traffic on this board so I will post my starter saga in hope it may help someone else out.
After installing a reman. lower on my 1983 Evinrude 60 hp I put it in the tank for adjustments and encountered a totally anemic starter turn over, erwump...........erwump........erwump!
Luckily this motor starts "on the first pull" and I was able to adjust and tank test the lower.
Charged the battery, no change, pulled the battery and took it to Napa and it tested perfect. Fool me I them assumed the 30 year old starter was dying and threw a new one at it. No Change?!?!
Then I did what I should have done in the first place, cleaned all of the contacts from battery to solenoid to starter to ground nice and shiny.
Again no change.
Then I finally did what I probably should have done, I changed all of the primary wire from battery to solenoid, solenoid to starter and battery to ground and guess what? Somewhere in that 30 year old wire something was bad.
With the new (very expensive marine grade wire) it spins and starts like a new motor!
If I was going to do it again I would order a new OE wire kit on line. It looked expensive but with the cost of the wire and terminals I bought to make up my own I came pretty close to the cost of a ready made original equipment replacement. Actually the wires either way cost more than a new in box starter!
Maybe this will help someone out.