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Hi Dan, It sounds like you may of worn your starter motor out ( black wire became really hot). Starter motors are a high torque electric motor that are designed for short/ intermittent use. I know we all over do it at times ( cranking) but they are not designed for continuous operation. Most instructions advise 3-5 minute rest after 20 seconds of continuos cranking.
 

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If you have a set of jumper cables and a decent battery. Hook the positive to the starter motor cable side of the solenoid and the positive of the battery. Hook the negative to the battery and hold the other end on a good eart of the frame or the body of the starter. This will arc if the starter motor brushes and the earth are good. You need to not be scared of the sparks and force a good connection so that you have effectively eliminated the solenoid and now know if it s a faulty starter. Make sure that you don't have anything flammable around when you try this as the sparks could ignite anything flammable.
 
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