Originally Posted by Joshy
I also purchased a starter solenoid. First thing i did and it helped but there has to still be an issue somewhere. Maybe a short in some wire. Once it gets above 30 i will look at it pretty extensively.
I agree wait till it warms up. Before you buy anything else lets work one problem at a time.
Battery draining while trying to start it is normal and will kill the battery pretty fast so keep it on a charger starter.
After charging battery try and start the car
Are you sure you have fuel?
If so then spark
Spark needs points set correct and clean
Rotor cap needs to be clean
Distributor cap needs to be clean no cracks
Coil needs voltage to charge it
Check these and get back to us on what you found.
Was the cars running good then this just started happening when it got cold out?
I don't remember what engine you had in it but that shouldn't matter
If you feel gutsy take a plug out hold onto it with plug pliers and have some one try and start the car hold the plug near the block and see if you can see a spark if so the spark is good and the fuel is most likely your problem.