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O.K., The car is a straight-six 250, 2-door hardtop. It was running when it was noticed that the valve cover bolts were not tightened causing oil to leak. The car was turned off, and bolts tightened. On the attempt to re-start, the starter area began to smoke, the key was immediately turned off. Now, when the key is turned; nothing! No headlights, no dashlights, no solenoid click, no nothing!

What could be the problem(s)?
Could the fusable link in the starting system disable the current flow through the headlight or dash harness, or the entire car?
I don't have to replace the whole electric system, do I?

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I agree with John. If you did, you probably just cooked the connector of the main B+ (power) lead at the starter or at the battery. If you're not hearing a click when you turn the key, check the lead at the battery + post then at the starter.

Be careful!!!!! I just had a battery blow up yesterday. All I did was turn the ignition key to start and BOOM!!!!! And this was on a daily driver. First time for me in over 50yrs of this stuff.
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