Flex plate ring gear hitting starter - Help
I recently put a 360 in my CJ with a TF 999. Sometimes after the car is warm, I will hear a tic tic sound coming from the flex plate/torque converter area. I pulled the inspection plate and found that the teeth on the ring gear are shiny on the corners and there is metal powder/shavings in there. I took the starter off and it looks like the flex plate teeth are hitting the starter on the part of the aluminum case where the end of the shaft terminates.
Is it possible I have the flex plate on backwards?, or that the transmission is some how moving? I have checked the bolts and the transmission is secured tightly to the engine. I would think that if the flexplate were on wrong the starter would not engage (this is not the case). The torque converter bolts are tight. Any suggestions?