LOL....slippery slope....that sums it up fairly well. Clogged carburetors, cruddy fuel lines, rusted gas tanks, old exhaust, crusty radiator, crusty brakes, The list of parts needing attention is endless....tools needed...need to know how to use tools. By the time I am done with mine, I could have bought a very nice car with what I have spent just on parts. If I had to buy the labor, I could probably have bought and paid for a brand new car. Sooooo.....welcome to the forum DC, and like the man said, figure out what you want to do and try your best to understand the time and cost to get there. Working on cars will SUCK in so many ways if you have no experience or tools, not to mention DANGEROUS. I have been working on my own cars for 40 years and still consult the internet, manuals, or other mechanics regularly. Are you going to look up what a starter solenoid is? Are you going to look up how it works before you just buy one? Will you figure out how to test it? Test a starter? Charge a battery, or at least measure the voltage (12.6 volts)? You may have to research at least 10 things before you buy anything......and once the engine cranks, that doesnt mean it will start.....getting it started might require you to learn 20 more things. Are you going to spend $200.00 to get it to crank and find out you need another $200.00 in parts just to idle in the driveway? This is the first step on that slippery slope, and it can eat your wallet without adding 20 cents to the value of your car.