Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: seperator plate, ??!! I should know!!!
The starter bolts onto the block, doesn't it? So that plate wouldn't have any affect on the starter depth. Leaving it out will move the transmission input shaft that much deeper into the pilot bushing.
Also, isn't that plate a shield to keep stuff out of the bell housing? I think it mates with a smaller plate that comes up from below and covers the bottom of the flywheel. Also, on my '78 it's steel, not aluminum.
Why do you ask?