just bought a 68 cougar automatic trans…engine running… heard a clanking sound thought the engine was shot but turns out the flywheel is hit the spacer plate
as you can see the spacer it has on doesn’t match everywhere…
is it the wrong flywheel? wrong spacer? can I put a different flywheel that is flush instead?
No way that inspection cover should hit. It goes to the front of the block plate and the away from the flexplate. By the way. What engine/trans are you working on?
Could be why they sold it, couldn’t sort it out. When you do get it out, take pictures of everything. Especially the flexplate to block plate and the block plate to the block.
I don’t think the doubler is between the flex plate and crank, That would shim the flex plate farther out from the block plate. I thin you should spin the engine around and see if the torque converter is in correctly. I’m thinking the drain plug in the torque converter is not clocked in the hole for it.
It also could be that the torque converter has ballooned out and is pushing out he flex plate. But that is not highly likely. I also have some concern as to why the block plate is bowed away from the transmission in the first picture.