Hello, I'm not meaning to under mind anyone that's giving advice, but from my observations of actually having both "standard" and an "automatic" start in front of me and by mic'n it there is a difference being one nose cone is shorter than the other. Now weather or not it was a defect from the manufacturer I dont know that I do in fact know i tried both and the shorter nose cone seemed and did turn the truck over a bit better without any grinding or bad noises. Again this could have be off from the manufacturer lol and for the record my site hasn't gone bad yet and my mic's are regularly calibrated lol. (Got to have all ur ducks in a row in the forums sometimes) that's just what I experienced not 6 weeks ago.My fix was a scrapped my 84 Bronco 2. This seems to be a more common problem with the manual transmission 2.8L and 2.9L vehicles. Nobody really seems to have a true fix, rust and having a starter that wouldn't stay properly positioned led to the demise of my 84 bronco 2. There's only 1 starter for the vehicle there isn't a difference between auto or manual starters, at least I haven't found an auto and manual starter listed anywhere. The starter in my 84 bronco 2 had through bolts, cranking those down as tight as I could with locking washers, and locking nuts and lock-tite didn't fix the problem either.