About 5 months ago, I had to replace the starter that was on the car when i bought it. I found out it was only 9 months old. I replaced it with the same thing(cheapie from Autozone). Now that it went dead, I decided to replace it(lifetime warranty) and get a high-torque ASAP. However, the new one didn't even work. Instead it ripped my flywheel apart. So after long hours of trying many shims, I finally started it, and drove it to autozone, where there was actually someone there who rebuilds chevy big blocks! But I tried to restart it, and the starter became stuck on the flywheel. We turned it a little to get it unstuck. It started, but then died. This has never happened. He gave me a new battery at 1000 amps(free) and it started again. However, even after I warmed her up, she died as soon as I shifted into reverse. He said it was probably the spark plugs. My questions: 1. What's a good high torque starter for my '68 and how many shims? 2. what's a good flywheel/flexplate? 3. what are the best spark plugs, considering i'm running over 10.5-11 to 1 compression? 3. does it sound like it could be anything else? I really need some help with this one as it sits in the autozone parking lot. Thanks.