Originally Posted by polarbill
There is a 99% chance that is a cheap Chinese knock off unit of the Delco PG260 starter.
It's definitely Chinese as it was stated right on the starter. It had that Harbor Freight trademark odor too. FWIW there's a sticker on it that says "Ignition Protected" and cites some standard number that I don't remember. The Chinese would never falsely label something to save a few cents per unit would they?
Based on my experience over the last year and probably 200+ starts I'd probably buy it again if nothing else as just a spare. If it fails soon I'd buy an "American" starter as the primary though. For $55 and as failure prone as even the best starters are it's worth having stashed in the garage/truck ready to "save the weekend" if necessary.