I'm getting ready to swap motors in my old work truck again, the last time I did it I didn't have to correct transmission spacer plate so I've been trying to find the correct one without much luck.
I have a '90 F250 w/ the 5.8 and a 5 speed manual trans. I need the metal spacer plate that goes in between the bell housing and the block, it fits in behind the flywheel. Apparently these are specific to the 5.8/manual trans because of the 164 tooth flywheel that the 5.8 uses. ( the 4.9 and 5.0 use the 157 tooth flywheel)
If anyone has one of these, I'd like to buy it from you!
Fleabay hasn't been any help, they are NLA from ford.
They confirmed what I suspected- the starter index plate , flywheel tooth count and bell housing is what locates the position of the starter. The 5.8 uses the 164 tooth flywheel so it uses a specific index plate. Looks like I'm gonna have to keep looking.