Looking for an answer from all of you Flathead V8 parts Guru's. A while back I was trying to replace my starter in my Flathead this is what came out, the old style Henry Ford impact spring on the end This is what they sent me as a replacement I could no way shape or form get the end of this starter past my flywheel/ring gear? My only thought, was I have a Truck bell housing which is cast and a little thicker vs a steel which is thinner. I ended up with this and am happy but I'm at a loss as to why the replacement would not fit other than the bell housing thickness. Any info just for general knowledge is welcome.