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67 Chevelle Starting problems

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I just purchased a 67 Chevelle malibu and intend to pick it up next weekend, the problem the guy has with it is that sometimes it won't start. He puts a battery charger on it and it fires up right away. Sometimes it starts and sometimes it doesn't. he replaced the battery, however, when he turns the key, not a sound. I think it must be a relay somewhere. I don't think its the starter solenoid, but I could be wrong. Is it the safety switch on the shifter? It has a 350 in it, obviously not the original, and a T350 auto transmission with a quick shift kit in it. Any one know what I should do. I don't have that long of an extension cord for the battery charger, and not everyone wants to boost you. I must travel ~700 miles home with the car. Thanks :(
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A long screwdriver or even jack handle can be used in a pinch, but since you've got such a long trip home why not take 15 minutes before you leave and run a length of 12 ga wire from the battery to a push button starter switch and another from the switch to the S terminal. I ran one into my car and mounted it under the dash while troubleshooting a intermittent starting problem (which turned out to be a bad connection in the solenoid new solenoid took care of problem). The switch was such a lifesaver I left it in place in case I ever need it again.
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