In the first pic below you will see that I am using a GM starter with offset bolt pattern. Just to the right of the top bolt you will see another bolt hole in the block. Is there any advantage or disadvantage in an aftermarket starter that uses this position for the top bolt as opposed to the offset pattern? In the second pic you will see that there is a long bolt that holds the starter body together. This bolt runs down the bottom of the starter and is a bit too close to my headers. I am looking at some other starters for better clearance. The “clip” that secures the bolt at the 12 o’clock position in the pic is the area that is a bit too close for me.