Besides starting to pick up the main parts of the engine, in July I also started down that long road of picking up all the engine accessories as well. There were a few components that I still wanted to do a fair amount more research on, to be sure I was getting what I felt was the best fit for my engine and airplane. Of course I read a ton & made quite a few phone calls to some really smart folks.
One thing that I new for certain was that I was going with a B&C starter. While B&C starters ARE NOT the lightest starter you can get out there (by a few pounds), from every bit of feedback I could garner these guys are bulletproof. Thus, a B&C starter was the first engine accessory that I pulled the trigger on (example pic here).