Report Starting problems on the 63 in 1963-64 Avanti Posted October 6, 2014 · Edited October 6, 2014 by ernier If you still have the push on connector at the solenoid you may need to replace them for a better connection. Testing at the resistor doesn't help starting. You need to test while cranking. Yes it could be a bad coil but in all my 40 pluse years of playing with cars I never ran across one that wouldn't start the car. Click on the diagram.