Ah I see. Well at least it’s working now.Hardly weird. Cars been sitting a while, so likely parked up with very little fuel in it. The sitting up has let the braid get wet and rot through. A bit unfortunate but its not far fetched. Your new starter is junk - you have bodged the connection in the hope to make it works. It'll likely happen again.
I’ve looked at some videos on YouTube about refurbishing starter motors and I think I’m going to do that to fix the old one that came out.
Looks like an interesting job to learn to do.
Thanks for the help btw 👍