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I know that Mustang's II are a breed of their own, but do you need the spacer plate between the engine and trans like most Fords?
 

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Yes, just the same as any other Ford engine.
 

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Figures. Another part to search for and buy. I think I'll call my project "The Money Pit". Can't wait to fire her up.
 

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I once used some flat washers as spacers on my old truck. I'm sure the Ford engineers had a reason for that plate, but I can't figure out what it's really for. I never noticed a difference in my truck...
 

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I'm not sure either. But to venture a guess, they might do it to put the starter in the right spot, or to keep the convertor from entering the transmission too far. Either way, Ford really had, and has, some dumb ideas.
 

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It's aligns the starter, dissipates heat from the engine and keeps dirt and debris from entering the bell housing.
 
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