If the starter is not properly smimmed for gear to flywheel clearance. if wrong bolts used etc . you end up with broken out holes or broken starter nose casting. Also the factory had a brace that holds up the end of the starter.
Go to the Wiki link at the top of this page, then click on engines, then when on engine page click on starters, ther are 3 or 4 pages of starter information
Last edited by timothale; 02-01-2013 at 03:25 PM.