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Yep, yep, that is a sure sign of a bad connection.

Check at the battery first then at the starter.

Clean and tighten.

What is happening is that the conection is just enuff to power the gages and as soon as you ask for cranking power the small amount of contact is being melted away.
 

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One other note--a bad battery conection will hamper the battery's ability to take a charge.
 

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Lazy man's test---

Volt meter on battery POSTS (not the terminals that may be attached)

12+ volts

Turn starter

Batery goes to 0 volts---change out battery

True battery voltage stays at 12+ volts but instrament panel goes dead---

Clean posts and try again--

Still no power to the starter but battery voltage is still good---

Clean other end of both battery cables--

Still no power to starter---

Change out battery switch
 
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