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I skimmed through your previous thread and I didn't see any mention of checking the starter mounts on the block. These can crack, and throw off starter engagement. The shim washer that was there earlier was likely there to tilt the starter a bit for better engagement.
As Chuck posted in the previous thread, the tooth clearance side to side is supposed to be about 5 - 15 thousands.
The problem is obvious that there is not nearly enough engagement, but I'm not sure what the answer is.
If it was mine, I would probably try another starter from my stash, and if that still didn't help, I might look at putting a B43 oil pan and starter on it. The B43 starter bolts onto the oil pan, not the block.
 
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