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Re: \'78 Scout II not starting
Best way to trouble shoot it is to tell us what it's not doing when it's not starting.
Is there fuel in the carb?
Are you getting spark (pull the coil wire and put it where you can see if it will spark to a ground i.e. air cleaner housing). Crank it and look for spark.
Quick assumption is either 'hot start' problem with the solenoid getting hot, as suggested.
Loose bulkhead connectors, as also stated. Try tightening the screw in the middle of the connector.
In general, this is probably a good time to clean all of the connections in the engine compartment (battery posts, starter solenoid connections, etc...).
Hope this helps. If no, post back with more info.