Mike... Atually had tried that a few days ago...I'm beginning to think the last owner just imagined he had the starter replaced ..from some things he said and...I took a long bar and rapped on the solenoid housing and it at least clicked some....
for 2 or 3 tries and then wouldn't click until rapped on again...
Current car.. '70 280SE (Doris)
'71 300SEL 3.5
'72 240Z ..lowered , cam , triple webers..