I think I have the diagonal pattern. I thought I saw a different kind of mini-starter a while back. Don't remember where. It didn't have that large block on the gear side like other mini-starters. I think this was the one I need. But where do I get one?
I was able to find a diagonal pattern mini-starter at a local starter rebuilder. He said that it was a corvette style - I'm not sure who made the housing, but it had a Nippondenso motor in it. I didn't like it because it would eventually work loose and grind because they don't have the rear brace to keep it stabalized. I ended up having the shop build a "SUPER TORQUE" starter in the stock housing so that I could use the rear brace.
I think I will look into that GM part. I found a starter today at a local shop that might work. It has the diagonal pattern, but it has a cone(what is it called on the end), this might cause a problem. I will just have to try it and see.
The guy at the shop says this starter is a new part he just got in last week. So I guess there is not much demand for these things.
Thanks for all your help guys, I let you know how it turns out
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