Mr. Bill thanks.
You sound like a father; one I've never had.
Steve, thanks a lot. You know what, since I've "souped-up" everything else on the car, as people say, putting a new part on it surely won't do any harm. You're exactly right. Putting that starter on there will simply save me from having to deal with it 30-40,000 miles from now. Or whenever they act up on these models.
I appreciate this help guys. I'm going to call my friend right now and tell him that yes, I am willing to let him fix it for $600. You guys are right: I need to treat this guy like gold, lol!! LEITH says it'll be a minimum of like $1400 there.