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Old 03-04-2011, 07:49 AM
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C4 Spacer Plate on 56 f100

I am in the middle of a build and I would love some advice. I have a 74 C4 transmisson that I am fitting up with an 87 302. Once I got them fit together, I realized the spacer plate was offset where the starter is. Does any one know where I can pick up a spacer plate beside a junk yard? And one other (dumb) question, what is the main purpose of the spacer plate?

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I don't have the answer but I will be doing something similar. Bolting a 67 Mustang C4 to an 85 302 so I am interested in the answer. I didn't know the spacer plates were different...
 
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here are a couple of sources for block plates
with the c4 the size of the flex plate will determine which block plate you need. these two are multi-fit



Performance Automatic PA26445 - Performance Automatic Multi Fit Block Plates - Overview - SummitRacing.com[/URL]

Ford 289-351W C4-AOD Transmission Block Plate

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It's called an indexing plate and is there to index the starter motor.
 
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If you can't find one used at the wrecking yard, you can get them new from Ford. Ford calls it a block plate. And it has to match your trans bellhousing and flywheel/flexplate tooth count. It serves several purposes, like indexing the starter, sealing the bellhousing area, creating the proper space between engine and trans, etc. Many automatics have a two piece block plate, with a removable lower section, like an inspection cover, to access the torque converter nuts.
 
 
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