as said earlier, check the connections on the starter. pay close attention to the small "trigger"wire. if it does not have a good contact, it will either click like you are getting or do nothing at all.
also, try jumping the solenoid on the fender. to see if the starter will engage
rarely in life do you meet a person that will drop everything to help a stranger,
and give the shirt off his back to a friend.
Steve Price was that kind of person.
Godspeed "window licker", the short bus will never be the same with you gone.