Finally got the last bit off the starter. The top plate was corroded onto the shaft. Polished the shaft and bushing up and it spins freely now. Tomorrow I might put everything back together and see if it spins up with current. Only problem is I bent the top plate a little and it won't drop into place in the housing. Need to work it back to flat.
boatcrazy wrote: The comb and brushes look alright take the bendix off put the rotor in your drill. take and spin the rotor, sand the comb with sand paper and sand the part that goes down in the bushing. this should help get it going
Ps the comb is the place where the brushes ride