When i tested the voltage at the input of the switch, it was not while it was in the cranking position. I'll be back at it tomorrow and I'll be sure and test that first.
I'm also going to run a new wire from the ignition switch clear down to the solenoid just to clean things up a bit. If it still isn't enough, I'll take your advise and look for a new ign.switch. I'll post results tomorrow. Thanks.