Next Project - High Torque Gear Reduction Starter....
So I had been having some minor "Hot Cranking" issues (it is not unusual to be hot here in Tucson BTW!). So a PMGR Starter would seem to be a good upgrade.
The worst part of working on the starter is access. My first problem was that the studs in the bell housing were too short, and then that I couldn't get them out!
But using a very super duper, and nearly magical tool, a few turns of the ratchet had them out in minutes.
When I have more time, I will add more detail on the (COMPLETED) PMGR starter project. I have started my car, and the thing cranks way better than my old Motorcraft starter.