Take the wire of the "S" post on the starter relay and put a test light on it. If it is not getting power then it is somewhere in the ignition switch or wires. If it is getting power then the relay may be bad. Start there
I ran a wire from pos battery terminal to srarter post on solenoid with key turned and it did turn over. So does that mean a bad solenoid?
Aside from that being very dangerous (heavy inductive load that could spark near a battery), no, it does not tell you if you have a bad solenoid yet.
Either the solenoid is bad, or it's not getting a trigger signal. You need to check for power getting to the 'S' post first as Redtires019 describes above. Why ask for advice if you're just going to do your own thing anyway?
Yesterday I ran a jumper to the starter just to make sure it wasn't stuck. I have not yet done any other diagnosis since it is parked at my friend's house and i didnt have my tools. I will be heading over there soon and use the advice i have been given so far and will report back. Thank you all
The s pole on the solenoid does not get power, with key on or start position
That's your problem then. This has nothing to do with the starter solenoid. The problem is with the ignition switch, or the wiring in between. With the key in START, the RED with BLUE stripe wire that leaves the ignition switch and goes to the 'S' post of the solenoid should have power.
Applying power to the 'S' post of the solenoid is what actually makes it close. The solenoid will never engage without this.
Thank you all for your help, I had to hotwire it to get it home and out of his driveway. I checked out the wiring behind the ignition switch and it is a mess. The previous owner had spliced in multiple places. I really appreciate all of the input. I will pick up a new switch and do some wire repairs later this week or weekend.