The old inner (sliding) pulley has a very fine ridge near the center. I think I had reassembled the variator 2500 miles ago with one washer out of place, so the lowest gearing wasn’t quite happening, and the belt never got all the way to the center. Worked fine for 2500 miles until the outer pulley stripped. The plate holding in the rollers appears pristine.
Is a used sliding pulley with a very fine groove worth keeping in inventory, or should I toss it?
Likewise, I replaced the Bendix gear but the old one was, it turns out, fine. That should be good to keep in inventory, right?
The starter I disassembled, and managed to get back together after inspecting it...maybe not so much. I was happy when I tested it - it made an energetic “NYEEEEE” sound when activated. Success - or so I thought. But then I tested the new starter: “bzzzzzz.” The old starter is getting filed under “use only when desperate.”