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Question Weird Electrical Problem

I've got a nice, charged Optima Red Top that always started her up, but recently, I haven't been able to. I've checked connections many times over, but obviously I'm missing something. When I connect the battery (or jumper cables from working car), I can turn any and all accessories on and they stay on nice and bright; fuel pump surges to life, etc. As soon as I try to engage starter, everything goes dead, like a circuit breaker tripped. I say circuit breaker, because if I disconnect the battery and try again tomorrow, the same cycle will happen. I haven't figured out the minimum duration that nothing works, but it's more than an hour yet always works the next day. Anyone point me in the right direction?
'73 914 1.7L White aka Blanche
Old 11-22-2007, 12:26 PM
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