Where are the pins located. I still have my old starter so I want to make sure that I get them transferred. When I removed the old starter there was no metal plate that came out with the old one..I just still don’t understand why cranking it for a less amount of time makes the grinding noise stop. I feel like if it was misaligned it would grind no matter what.
I am no expert.
From the diagram i had seen, alignment pins, are like barrels or tubes, around bolts that hold on starter.
They look to index in starter case about 1/8 inch and index in block about 3/8 inch. Total alignment pin length about 1/2 inch total, inside hole slip fit on bolt, outside diameter to fit recess in cases, i have had to have these made in steel by a guy with a lathe , as they are pretty much unavailible to find or buy.
As for the tin shield between starter and block, mine is bolted to block with 2, 10mm head bolts. First then starter installed. I have gone all the way installing starter and electrical, only to have to back up remove it all and install shield first. When i was younger, and others , probably would have just said screw it and leave it out.
Most of the troopers i get to work on are broken needing repairs and always, someone else has been into them before i got them. It is common to find missing parts " like these tin shields ", missing or stripped bolts, missing alignment pins, and electrical plugs broken , spliced, or cut.
I am no expert.. hope this helps.