Ok I couldn't go, good thing anyway jimmy isn't even close to ready. So this morning I go to fire it up and starter makes nasty noise like jumping teeth. 2nd try just ZZZZZZZ, ZZZZZZZZ, looks like broken drive gear again. 2nd time in a month. Well starter is under warranty so that wont be a problem. Recently it has gotten 4 barrel and manifold, HEI with super coil, one wire alternator and new battery with 2 guage wires. It runs good but starts hard. Gee Chevy start hard?? I dont think timing is quite right. Still dont see a reason I am breaking so many drive gears. Are the drives tougher in a starter with the bolt holes across from each other? or 3 bolt starter. Figured maybe one of them might be heavy duty. Maybe an upgrade to a mini starter. I know get the timing right. I am curious if I have the alternator hooked up right. It looses a little voltage over a week or so gets down to about 11.5 volts. Not sure where that problem is. Wiring is a mess. On the alternator just have the one plug into the back and negative battery cable to the alternator bracket and a ground wire from frame to metal bracket. Starter has wire from ignition switch to "R" side of solenoid and positive battery cable to post. Any advice? Yeah I know take it to a mechanic. Thanks.