Not to but in but, I had starter problems last week on my 350 powered Samurai . They all dragged , may sound stupid but: timing was off , even put on mini starter because the big one were an 8th inch from exhaust. Now on my Chevy truck I cant get it to engage smoothly for nothing. Tried every shim size, at this time I have a washer on one side to shim and it is doing the best but still sounds bad. I just put on a new flywheel and hate to have to pull tranny again. When I bought the truck the flywheel and starter were screwed. I had a problem a long time ago on a 55 Chevy 11to 1 compression, new starters were not engaging good. A good mechanic told me go to Napa to buy a quality starter, I did and it was smooth as silk. I try to get by as cheap as I can but this is getting rough.
I forgot to ask: I hear about all this Ford remote solenoid stuff. If that solves the hot start problems , what about the starter it self , doesnt it get hot enough too to cause a problem?