Okay, so I found a reman mini starter on Ebay and picked it up. When I received it that was the beginning of a 2 week ordeal. Turned out that the old starter had broken the locator snout off and was hanging up when the motor was warm. I didn't know this when I first tried to swap the starter. The new one just wouldn't go in all the way. So the next day I finally figured out that problem. Then when I had time a few days later I tried installing the new starter again after having removed the broken starter snout. Get the new starter installed and everything back together, go to attach the ground to the battery and get a huge spark. Dead short somewhere. New starter has the terminals on top instead of on the side. Turned out that when installed the main positive stud touched the block. So this Saturday I yanked it all apart again and cut 1/2" from the main stud. Reinstalled it again and this time success, the car now starts both cold and more importantly warm. Finally I can move on to another phase of the project and at the same time get to enjoy driving the car which I have now owned for 7 years 4 months.